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, 2009

  • The Pond's Laws Home Page

    This page will serve as a compendium of Pond’s Laws posts. The individual posts which promulgate the laws may be found as follows: Pond's First through Tenth Laws Pond's Eleventh Law Pond's Twelfth Law Pond's Thirteenth Law Pond's Laws of System...
  • Windows 7 Now Available

    You might have heard about this somewhere else.. but Windows 7 was launched today . I recently got an upgraded laptop from my employer, upon which I installed Windows 7. Both the machine and the software are quite remarkable. First, the machine...
  • New Career Campaign From Microsoft Learning

    UPDATED 27 October 2009 with the correct expiration date for the E-Learning Collections discount (thanks, Lain !). Whether you are currently unemployed, looking for a promotion, or trying to become indispensible in your existing role, Microsoft has launched...
  • Beta 2 Release for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Available for Download

    Exciting news for the developer community: yesterday Microsoft released the second beta for Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.  Click here for the download page. If you need it, go get it! -wp this copyrighted material was originally posted...
  • Pond’s Thirteenth Law: Change Won’t Be Cheaper Tomorrow

    Herewith, a discussion of the emergence of Pond’s Thirteenth Law (if you need to catch up, here are Laws One through Ten , Eleven , and Twelve , as well as three ruminations on the implications of Pond’s Seventh Law ).. One of the great things about...
  • Pond’s Laws Home Page Now Live

    Thanks to yet another kick-in-the-pants from Jimmy May (did he play soccer as a youth?) the Pond’s Laws Home Page is now live. Jimmy wanted to find all of Pond’s Laws in one place, and now he (and you) can. There’s also a link to the new page in the...
  • DWWTWT?: October 12-16

    The week featured a full week of telecommuting: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 275 Walked 218 Walked to the...
  • DWWTWT?: October 5-9

    The week featured three noncompetitive days due to illness, followed by two telecommutes: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 270 ...
  • DWWTWT?: October 19-23

    The week again featured a full week of telecommuting.. relatively good health is a wonderful thing: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 280...
  • DWWTWT?: October 26-30

    The month ended with another telecommuting-filled week: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 285 Walked 218 Walked...
  • DWWTWT?: October 1-2

    The fourth quarter begins with a pair of telecommutes: Commuting Options Selected since 12 June 2006 Mode of Transport Number of Invocations Telecommuted 268 Walked 218 Walked...