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Archives: August 2007

Risky Behavior

An interesting debate from one of my editorials on risk. Some great points raised by everyone, but I still think that each person has to decide if they're taking  a risk or not and whether they want to do so.

The biggest risk for most people is in changing jobs.…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 7 August 2007

Professional Development Plans Article on SSC

This was fun to write. It's a subject I'm passionate about and that too few in our field seem to spend time thinking about, sometimes from a lack of time but just as often from lack of focus. Of course Im not sure that the people that would benefit from…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 7 August 2007

No More SSNS

We've dropped an acronym! In my rounds of the blogs today, a number of people have pointed out that SQL Server 2008, Katmai, will no longer have SSNS distributed with it. There's a note that the technology will be incorporated into Reporting Services, but that remains to be seen. SSNS…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 3 August 2007

Celko, SQL, and SQLSaturday

Big news here in Orlando is that Joe Celko will be presenting two sessions at SQLSaturday on Nov 10. Once we heard about that we (we being End to End Training) worked out a deal to host 'Celko on SQL', a one day seminar by Joe for the not bad…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 August 2007

Revisit What You Know - Published on SSC

The article went live earlier this week. Didn't quite accomplish what I had hoped I think, which was to point out that we all need to be open minded about solutions, best practices, and letting the occasional hack go to production. In hindsight the examples I used perhaps not the…

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Posted in SQLAndy on 2 August 2007

Katmai July 2008 CTP is Out

I'm downloading now, and you need some sort of inviation to do so, but it's available and ready for you to test.

The documentation is a little skimpy on installation, so we'll see what happens in my build VM. Actually I'll be aware from my build VM, so someone let…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 1 August 2007

Undocumented use of the Columns_Updated() function

Q I need an easy way to see if a delete transaction has fired a trigger. Do you have any ideas for how I can get this information?

Read my answer to this question in the August issue of TechNet Magazine's SQL Q&A column

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