Ward Pond's SQL Server blog

Ruminating on issues pertinent to the design and development of sound databases and processes under Microsoft SQL Server 2008, SQL Server 2005, and SQL Server 2000 (while reserving the right to vent about anything else that's on my mind)

May, 2007

  • DWWTWT?: May 1-4

    After Monday's victory, it was back in the car for the rest of the week.. Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 79 Walked to the Bus: 13 Drove: 77 Did Not Compete: 45 Sunday marks...
  • Public CTP of Data Dude Service Release 1 Is Now Available

    Gert has the details here .. -wp
  • DWWTWT?: May 7

    A beautiful day and a lack of youth baseball obligations after work led my to abandon internal combustion for the second consecutive Monday.. Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 80 Walked to the Bus: 13 ...
  • Networking Opportunity: See You At The Microsoft BI Conference!

    In the midst of week three of our third SQL Ranger rotation, I'm going to take a powder for three days and attend the first-ever Microsoft BI Conference at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle for the rest of this week. I'll be...
  • Microsoft BI Conference 2007: Day 1

    As I mentioned yesterday , I'm attending the inaugural Microsoft BI Conference at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in downtown Seattle. There are over 2600 people in attendance. In addition to the "canned" presentations, there are a number...
  • DWWTWT?: May 8-9

    Tuesday saw me drive to work, while today had me on the Sound Transit 545 bus for the BI conference .. Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 80 Walked to the Bus: 14 Drove: 78 Did Not Compete...
  • Technical News: Develop Without Borders Contest Winners Announced

    Last July , I mentioned the Develop Without Borders Contest , an application development contest designed to assist non-profit organizations. Earlier this week, the winners were announced. There are two Grand Prize winners, two First Place winners...
  • Microsoft BI Conference 2007: Days 2 and 3

    As the great John Lennon once said, "life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." I had hoped to spend all of Thursday and most of Friday at the BI Conference, but some late-breaking issues at work pulled me away from the two Thursday afternoon...
  • DWWTWT?: May 10-11

    Thursday and Friday both had me on the Sound Transit 545 bus for the BI conference .. Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 80 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 78 Did Not Compete: 45 ...
  • DWWTWT?: May 14-18

    The last week of the SQL Ranger rotation saw me utilizing internal combustion on a daily basis.. Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 80 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 83 Did Not Compete...
  • DWWTWT?: May 21-23

    So far this week, I've driven to work on Monday and Tuesday due to after-work commitments, while today I managed to enjoy a beautiful day on the sidewalks of 156th Avenue N.E.: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 81 ...
  • Technical News: New SQL Server 2005 Cumulative Update Released

    While I was cleaning out my inbox in anticipation of the impending long holiday weekend, I happened across a notification that a cumulative update for SQL Server 2005 was released this past Tuesday. For those of you keeping score at home, this is build...
  • DWWTWT?: May 24-25

    To cap off the commuting week, I drove yesterday because I needed to get to a junior high school baseball game (which ended up being canceled); today I enjoyed a beautiful walk down 156th Avenue N.E.: Telecommuted: 21 ...
  • DWWTWT? May 28

    This entry is autoposted, as I'm non-competitive for the Memorial Day holday: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 82 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 86 Did Not Compete: 46 Hope your...
  • DWWTWT?: May 29-30

    The work week is off to a fine start, as yesterday and today saw me walk on consecutive days for the first time since last year (slightly embarrassing!): Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 84 Walked to the Bus: ...
  • DWWTWT?: May 31

    The month of May ended on a beautiful warm Thursday that was perfect for walking. Four days in a row (back to last week) and three this week!: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 85 Walked to the Bus: 16 ...