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)

June, 2007

  • Serving The Blogosphere For A Fiftieth Of A Century

    As of the very moment this post -- the four hundredth, if you can believe it -- goes live, Ward Pond's SQL Server blog will be two years old. It's been a very educational and enjoyable ride for me. I hope it has been for you as well. This post ...
  • Technical News: June 11 SQL Server 2008 June CTP Web Chat

    This Monday, June 11, at 11:00 am PDT (GMT-8:00), the SQL Server Development Team will be hosting a chat which will allow you to learn more and ask questions about the June CTP release of SQL Server 2008. You can enter the chat room here . This link...
  • Technical News: Two More SQL Server 2008 Web Events Next Week

    I should really finish my entire in-box before I blog schedule items.. There are two LiveMeeting sessions scheduled for next week which may be of interest. On Tuesday, June 12, at 11:00 am PDT (GMT - 8:00), you'll hear about improvements in AS...
  • Happy Birthday, Mom

    Today would've been my mom's 80th birthday. I couldn't call her today. I wish I could have. If you can, please, even though today is Father's Day, call your mother too. -wp
  • SQL Server 2008 LiveMeeting Recordings

    If you were unable to make last week's SQL Server 2008 webcasts, fear not; the recordings have been posted on LiveMeeting.com: SQL Server Katmai June CTP: Analysis Services - Dimension Design SQL Server Katmai June CTP: Change Data Capture ...
  • SQL Server 2008 Table Valued Parameter Webcast

    The webast for Table Valued Parameters is currently ongoing, and is well worth your time. Database developers should be salivating for this feature! Check out the end of the webcast now.. when the links to the recordings for this week's sessions are...
  • DWWTWT?: June 22

    More errands at lunch and a tournament team practice after work led to the employment of internal combustion today, making it a "clean" sweep this week for the fossil fuel-based solution: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: ...
  • Technical News: SQL Announcements at TechEd 2007; Dave Campbell Webcast At Noon PT

    Today at TechEd 2007 in sunny Orlando, several announcements of interest to the SQL Server faithful are unfolding. The next release of SQL Server, code-named Katmai, will be released under the SQL Server 2008 banner. The first SQL Server 2008 Community...
  • Technical News: More SQL Server 2008 Information

    A few more items of interest regarding SQL Server 2008.. Today's initial webchat on the June CTP of SQL Server 2008 was very well attended; at one point I saw over 100 people logged into the chat room. A transcript of the chat is available here . ...
  • DWWTWT?: June 21

    Errands at lunch and a tournament team practice led to the employment of internal combustion today: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 89 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 95 Did Not Compete...
  • DWWTWT?: June 6-8

    The MG is still in the shop and it's been a varied week. Wednesday I broke my string of driving days due to my sons' baseball game after work; yesterday I walked through a light drizzle, and today Gale and I took Kyle to the doctor this morning and the...
  • DWWTWT?: June 20

    Errands after work and a tournament team practice led to the employment of internal combustion today: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 89 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 94 Did Not Compete...
  • DWWTWT?: June 28-29

    The week ended with a non-competitive day on Thursday and a telecommute on Friday : Telecommuted: 24 Walked: 89 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 96 Did Not Compete: 50 ...
  • DWWTWT?: June 4

    The MG is still in the shop, and it was another beautiful day, so as the week began my walking shoes were on for the sixth consecutive working day : Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 87 Walked to the Bus: 16...
  • DWWTWT?: June 1

    The MG is in the shop, and it was a beautiful day, so as the week ends and the month begins my walking shoes were on yet again : Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 86 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: ...
  • DWWTWT?: June 14-15

    The week ended with two drives to work due to the boys' baseball game on Thursday and some morning errands on Friday: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 89 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 91 ...
  • DWWTWT?: June 27

    As reported yeaterday, I was non-competitive today in order to take the boys to the conclusion of the Mariners/Red Sox series. We watched the Mariners sweep the series with an exciting 11-inning win : Telecommuted: 23 ...
  • DWWTWT?: June 26

    Since I'm still flying solo at home until next Monday night, I elected to telecommute again today: Telecommuted: 23 Walked: 89 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: 96 Did Not Compete...
  • DWWTWT?: June 11-13

    The week started off with a drive to work due to after-work commitments; the last two days have been non-competitive due to illness: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 89 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove...
  • DWWTWT? : June 5

    The MG is still in the shop; today I spoke with the mechanic and he asked me where I usually order my parts. This query gives me the impression that I will not have my little mustard-colored car back anytime soon. Despite a light drizzle this morning...
  • DWWTWT?: June 18-19

    Tournament team practices after work, as well as Gale's ongoing trip to Florida, have had me driving twice to start the week: Telecommuted: 21 Walked: 89 Walked to the Bus: 16 Drove: ...
  • DWWTWT?: June 25

    Today was the last day of school for the boys, with an early dismissal at 10:45 (which begs the question, "why bother?", which is a topic for another post in another blog), but since I'm still flying solo at home until next Monday night, I elected to...