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February, 2007

  • It's Time To Update your SQL Server 2005 BOL!

    As I've mentioned in my previous article, There's Something About... Books on Line , SQL Server BOL current version is refreshed several times a year , and the "best practice" is to update your Books Online frequently (in general they are updated when...
  • Discover Microsoft Premier Support!

    A new webcast to discover Microsoft Premier Support in 60 minutes. Event Overview: Add value to the management of your IT infrastructure with Microsoft Services Premier Support. Get just what you want, whether it is designated technical professionals...
  • Virtual PC 2007 RTM!

    Virtual PC 2007 is a powerful software virtualization solution that allows you to run multiple PC-based operating systems simultaneously on one workstation, providing a safety net to maintain compatibility with legacy applications while you migrate to...
  • How to: Run MPS Reports (SQL) on SQL Server 2000 SP4

    MPS Report is one of the standard tools used by Microsoft Support to facilitate the gathering of critical system and logging information ( view ). If you run it on Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 4 though, you'll receive a Buffer Overrun...
  • SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer (February 2007 CTP)

    The February 2007 Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer is ready to try at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=DA0531E4-E94C-4991-82FA-F0E3FBD05E63&displaylang=en . Do not forget to send...
  • A New Site for Microsoft BI

    A new useful website entirely dedicated to Microsoft BI solution is online from the 20th February at http://www.microsoft.com/bi . What you'll find: Learning Opportunities (webcasts, virtual labs, white papers) Upcoming Events Demos...
  • How to: Translate your SQL Server Version

    Today I want to share with you two useful links I've found to easily determine your SQL Server edition, product version, Service Pack and Patch level . They will save yourself a lot of time and a lot of headhake. Step 1: Identify your SQL Server...
  • Experience SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2!

    Yesterday Microsoft has announced the release of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 . SP2 is an important deliverable for SQL Server, providing support for Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System in addition to delivering important enhancements for...
  • Microsoft Product Support Lifecycle and SQL Server

    Understand Microsoft Support Lifecycle is essential to minimize the risk of security exploits or loss of support. Some resources you might find useful to understand it better are: 1 . http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/ (to understand...
  • There's Something About... Books on Line (BOL)

    A really interesting article I've found this week is called " Carpe Datum ", and it talks about the SQL Server Books on Line . Buck Woody , a Technical Writer in the SQL Product Group, gives ourselves an overview of how the BOL are created and answers...
  • SQL Server 2005 - All the Webcasts to Upgrade your Skills!

    A good point to start with, if you need to upgrade your skills to SQL Server 2005, is the new Microsoft Webcasts Page entirely dedicated to this , at http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2005.mspx . What's new this week: ...
  • How To: Install SSRS 2000 after Share Point Services

    Here are some tips you might find useful if you are trying to Install SQL Server Reporting Services 2000 after having installed Share Point Services on the same machine . The two products have in fact some interoperability issues , which are described...
  • Help Microsoft Improve SQL Server 2005 - Part 2

    Here is another opportunity to work with members of the Microsoft SQL Team and the community to make SQL Server perfect for you ! The Data & SQL Storage Performance Team is conducting a survey on http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver to better...