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)

November, 2007

  • SQL Server 2008 November CTP Released!

    There's big news afoot today for all of you SQL Server 2008 fans.. The SQL Server 2008 November CTP has been released to the connect.microsoft.com website and is available for download here . A discussion of what's new in the CTP may be found here...
  • TechEd Developers 2007 Barcelona: Day 5

    TechEd Developers 2007 is history, but not before an eventful last day. My day started with my last presentation of the conference, the Version-stamping of Database Objects talk. There were about twenty-five attendees, and they were very receptive...
  • DWWTWT?: November 9

    The week ends with more TechEd walking.. Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 127 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 118 Did Not Compete: 76 Hope you have a great weekend! ...
  • DWWTWT?: November 12-13

    The week started with a weather-related ride to work from my loving spouse; today was a walking day through a nippy but dry morning.. Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 128 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove...
  • DWWTWT?: November 14-15

    Yesterday and today spawned two walks through chilly but dry mornings.. Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 130 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 119 Did Not Compete: 76 Hope...
  • DWWTWT?: November 16

    The week ended with a ride to work through a driving rain from my darling wife Gale.. Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 130 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 120 Did Not Compete: 76...
  • DWWTWT?: November 19

    A holiday-shortened week began with a walk through a chilly persistent drizzle: Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 131 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 120 Did Not Compete: 76 ...
  • DWWTWT?: November 20-23

    The work week concluded with walks yesterday and today; Thursday and Friday will be non-competitive as I observe the US Thanksgiving holiday with my family: Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 133 Walked to the Bus...
  • DWWTWT?: November 26

    The last week of the month commenced with a walk through a chilly, blustery morning: Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 134 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 120 Did Not Compete: 78...
  • DWWTWT?: November 27-28

    Yesterday was a driving day due to pre- and post-work obligations, while today was a walker: Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 135 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 121 Did Not Compete: ...
  • DWWTWT?: November 29-30

    The week and the month ended with a pair of walkers on Thursday and Friday: Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 137 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 121 Did Not Compete: 78 ...
  • DWWTWT? November 1-2

    Today was another walking day and tomorrow will be non-competitive as I prepare to depart for TechEd Developers 2007 in Barcelona: Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 122 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove...
  • Greetings From Barcelona

    After spending more time on airplanes at one time than I ever have in my life , I'm pleased to report that I'm typing this from my hotel room in Barcelona. It was after dark when I arrived, so I'm afraid a full report will have to wait for daylight...
  • TechEd Developers 2007 Barcelona: Day 0

    It's a little after 4pm on Sunday afternoon in Barcelona as I write to you from the Speakers' Lounge at the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona, known to this American visitor as the Barcelona International Convention Center. Registration has been...
  • TechEd Developers 2007 Barcelona: Day 1

    TechEd Developers 2007 got off to a roaring start today, as nearly 3000 attendees and presenters flocked to the Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona for the event. Today’s keynote was delivered by S. Somasegar , Microsoft’s Corporate VP of the...
  • DWWTWT?: November 5

    The hotel in Barcelona is a block from the Convention Center, and I didn't rent a car.. so of course I walked, albeit a fairly short distance: Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 123 Walked to the Bus: 17 ...
  • TechEd Developers 2007 Barcelona: Day 2

    Day 2 of TechEd Developers was also the only day of the conference during which I had no presentation obligations. Since I slept through my first intended tourist interval on Sunday , today was the day to see things that don’t involve hotels, convention...
  • DWWTWT?: November 6

    As discussed here , I did a lot of walking today. Some of it was even from the hotel to the Convention Center, so I'm going to count this as a competitive, and therefore walking, day: Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 124...
  • A Picture From Barcelona

    Attached is a picture of the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Familia ( Temple of the Sacred Family ) which I took yesterday .
  • Another Picture From Barcelona

    Attached is a picture of the Barcelona Cathedral which I took yesterday .
  • One More Picture (for now) From Barcelona

    Attached is a picture of the view from my hotel window which I took yesterday .
  • DWWTWT?: November 7

    Still self-propelled in Barcelona.. Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 125 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 118 Did Not Compete: 76 -wp
  • TechEd Developers 2007 Barcelona: Day 3

    Today's affirmation: feedback is a gift. This was my busiest day of the conference from a presentation standpoint, as I made two today: the second offering of Set-Based Thinking , and the first of Database Design for OLTP Developers . The...
  • TechEd Developers 2007 Barcelona: Day 4

    Another busy day here in Barcelona. I started this morning by heading to La Rambla de Catalunya in the center of the old city. I wanted to visit La Font de Canaletes . Local legend has it that visitors that drink from this fountain will someday...
  • DWWTWT?: November 8

    Lots of walking today .. Telecommuted: 32 Walked: 126 Walked to the Bus: 17 Drove: 118 Did Not Compete: 76 -wp