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  • Blog Post: Moving on...

    <last post> One thing that is constant at Microsoft is change and I am moving on to support a different web site here on TechNet, so I will no longer be supporting the SQL Server Tech and Developer Centers and maintaining this blog. Thank you for reading along and suggesting improvements...
  • Blog Post: Whew! (Or, what a global web launch looks like.)

    Yesterday was nuts around here as my team worked to execute on a global web launch to support the SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 worldwide launch. Local launch events are happening worldwide for the next month if you'd like to pick up some launch SWAG and get up close with...
  • Blog Post: What's new on the SQL Server Tech and Developer Centers - 14 Jan., 2008

    One new white paper has been posted on the Best Practices page: Database Mirroring and Log Shipping Working Together. You can view the link on the TechNet or MSDN Best Practices page. I've also been doing some clean-up on the site after the site re-launch last week. Nothing you'd really notice too...
  • Blog Post: Howdy!

    Hello everyone! My name is Chris Kilbourn and I am the Web Site Manager for the SQL Server TechCenter on TechNet and the Developer Center on MSDN. I've been site managing the TechCenter for about a year now and the Developer Center for four months. If you've ever come to either site and wondered...
  • Blog Post: What's new on the SQL Server Tech and Developer Centers - 19 Mar., 2008

    Spring is here in the Seattle area. The cherry blossoms are out and the rhododendrons , azaleas and moss are beginning to bloom. Of course, between the brilliant flashes of light peeking through the clouds which we think is coming from the sun, we're also having the regular mid-40's F and rain going...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 is coming, and so is a reorganized SQL Server site

    SQL Server 2008 is coming, and you can learn more about it on TechNet , MSDN or the general SQL Server product site . If you're a regular visitor these web sites, you've noticed over past year that we've been moving content around, upgrading the look and generally working towards trying to upgrade...
  • Blog Post: How do you like the new SQL Server TechCenter home page?

    If you've visited the SQL Server TechCenter home page before, you'll notice that we've shaken things up a bit in our visual design. We've added five feature area across the top, and each contains links to content we think you're trying to get to quickly. Things like popular downloads, troubleshooting...
  • Blog Post: What's New on the SQL Server Tech and Dev Centers - 7 April, 2008

    Greetings from the damp and cold Pacific Northwest, U.S.! Today, 41 degrees F and raining. So much for Spring. (But the moss is looking gorgeous!) It's the first Monday of the month, and per usual, we have a new monthly theme, Trusted Data Platform . You can learn about the features in SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: What's new on the SQL Server Tech and Developer Centers - 9 Jan., 2008

    Happy New Year! I took two weeks off from coming into the office and spent some great time with my family just relaxing. Amazingly, it actually snowed here in the Seattle area on Christmas. Our marine climate tends to make snow an infrequent occurance, usually in January and February, so it was a...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 February CTP is now available!

    Just in time for the 2/27 worldwide launch, a new CTP is available for SQL Server 2008! IT Pro access . Developer access . There are also SQL Server 2008 CTP Books Online and SQL Server 2008 feature pack links on the Tech and Developer Center home pages. Don't forget to use the TechNet and...
  • Blog Post: Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 available

    Lost in the hoopla around the new CTP for SQL Server 2008, Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 was also released. We now have this linked on the home pages of the Tech and Developer Centers.
  • Blog Post: What's new on the SQL Server Tech and Developer Centers - Nov. 5, 2007

    Here's the rundown of recent changes: Added a new monthly theme page, Data Programmability: http://technet.microsoft.com/sqlserver/bb822044 or http://msdn2.microsoft.com/sqlserver/bb822044 Yes, it's been pretty quiet right recently. Chris
  • Blog Post: What's new on the SQL Server Tech and Developer Centers - 13 Feb., 2008

    Ack! Has it been a month already? Bad Site Manager! Bad! Lots of new stuff in the past month: Site search now includes Events and Errors data! A common request fulfilled. Example: http://search.technet.microsoft.com/search/Default.aspx?brand=technet&query=sql+server+error+18456&refinement...
  • Blog Post: New technical team blog link added to blogs page

    Email is a funny thing. It's asynchronous nature makes it easy to postpone a request to a later time, but that can come back to bite you later, as it did me, today. I had received a request from a member of the SQL Server Engine team to add a link to their blog, SQL Server Storage Engine , to the...
  • Blog Post: What's new on the SQL Server Tech and Developer Centers - 22 Feb., 2008

    Yes, the home page changed again and there are some new SQL Server 2008 pages. :-) What pages are new/updated? · The home page ( TechNet / MSDN ) o The top panes are redesigned utilizing a Featured Resources RSS (headline) feed, and the Downloads and How Do I? sections use content rotators...
  • Blog Post: What's new on the SQL Server Tech and Developer Centers - 14 Feb., 2008

    I've just completely rebuilt the blogs page, organizing it by SQL Team, MSFT employee, MVPs and other. One of my colleagues sent me a list of MVP blogs and I realized I needed to do something to the page as it was getting unwieldy. I also pruned a few stale blogs. Any others to add? Chris