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)

October, 2008

  • Log Buffer #118: a Carnival of the Vanities for the DBA

    UPDATED 16 Oct 2008 to fix a broken link. UPDATED 10 Oct 2008 to reflect Giuseppe's comment . Welcome to installation #118 of Log Buffer , the weekly review of database blogs. Today, we’re gonna party like it’s 1999 ! For those of you who might...
  • Cross-Version Database Attachments, DBCC UPDATEUSAGE, and UPDATE STATISTICS

    One of the great things about working at Microsoft is one’s ability to eavesdrop on interesting conversations among smart, knowledgeable people via our technically focused internal discussion groups. Material adapted from these conversations has been...
  • More On Machine Translation: A Response for Hugo

    No, that's not "moron machine translation", but if you read Hugo Kornelis' candid and very helpful comments on Tuesday's Windows Live Translator post , you're certainly aware that machine translation (MT) has its pitfalls. The pun in the paragraph...
  • I've Finally Taken The Technorati Plunge

    UPDATED 23 October 2008: I've moved the button to the title bar for now until I can come up with some slick code to get it higher up on the left-hand side. Stay tuned.. I've added a Technorati Fave This Blog button to the News section on the left-hand...
  • Cumulative Update Package 10 for SQL Server 2005 SP2 Released

    Cumulative Update Package 10 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 is available for download here .  Microsoft recommends that you apply this update package only on instances which are experiencing one of the issues described in the linked article....
  • DWWTWT?: October 20-24

    A week in Redmond began with the need to run a number of errands Monday morning before work. I ended up driving to work as a result, but I did manage to walk the rest of the week: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006...
  • Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 Developers Session Schedule Released!

    Earlier this week, I got my session schedule for my talks at this year’s Tech·Ed EMEA 2008 Developers in Barcelona . DAT04-IS, SQL Tricks from Microsoft IT, will be offered on Tuesday, 11 November from 1:30pm until 2:45pm. DAT03-IS, Real-World Indexing...
  • DWWTWT?: October 13-17

    Another week of telecommuting from central Florida; the weekend will include an airplane trip to Redmond: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted...
  • DWWTWT?: October 27-31

    I’m back in Central Florida after a week in Redmond, which means I returned to my grueling three-room “commute” to my home office: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations...
  • DWWTWT?: October 1-3

    The month and the last quarter of the year began as last month and last quarter ended: with telecommutes from my home office in central Florida: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number...
  • DWWTWT?: October 6-10

    This week saw me telecommuting from central Florida: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 71 Walked 209 Walked...