Archives: February 2007
In order to assist those members of the Midlands PASS Chapter looking for new positions, I have put up a job boards page here:http://www.truthsolutions.com/midlandspass/jobs.htm
Positions will stay up for two weeks or when the original submitter tells me the position is no longer available, whichever comes first. We've got…
Boy that was fun. Getting a bunch of emails that we had been hacked and tracking down someone updating all of our link addresses with their name. Fortunately it didn't take too long to fix, but it certainly was a pain.
I know we're vulnerable to SQL Injection in quite…
Mentioned by Tim Mitchell, but SP2 is out.
Seems more like enhancements to make things smoother and lots of changes in response to complaints I've seen voiced by people. I think the relatively small number of bug issues addresses speaks to the amazing work that has been done on this…
Today, Microsoft released
Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2005. Though mostly a series of fixes for minor issues, there are a couple of new breakthroughs. Most notably is the new vardecimal data type, which is as its name suggests a variable length decimal value (though the initial press release…
A few weeks ago I was engaged in a useful discussion
about the merits of getting certified on Microsoft SQL Server. A number of people I've talked with about the MCDBA certification share my opinion that these tests were too easy and therefore held limited value to one's career. After…
If you're in the United States, chances are you've already heard about Daylight Saving Time (DST) occurring 3 weeks early this year. This is due to the Energy Policy Act of 2005
, so it's not new news, but a lot of systems and applications are only now getting the…
I have put the Midlands PASS site online temporarily at Truth Solutions. You can reach it here:
The slides from Paul Shearer and Bill Stevenson's presentation, Performance Monitoring for SQL
, has also been posted to the site. This is from the most recent meeting on February 8, 2007.
I've been writing the editorials for over two years now and it's become an almost daily part of my life. I say almost daily because I learned after 6 or 7 hard months that I need to try and get ahead a couple of days, especially when I'm busy or…
We are postponing
due to the weather. Training Concepts has shut down for the day due to the wintry
mix. Their personnel has offered to come back and open the doors if we wanted to
hold the meeting, but in the interest of everyone's safety, we'll postpone the