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Archives: February 2008

Free LINQ Book from MSPress

Introducing Linq is now available as a free download and along with chapters from Introducing ASP.Net Ajax and Introducing Silverlight. Hard to beat free. In particular LINQ is probably of interest to your developers and DBA's will want to have a basic understanding of what it does when used when… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 5 February 2008

Midlands PASS Chapter Meeting this Thursday, February 7, 2008

The Midlands PASS Chapter is pleased to announce our own Paul Shearer and Bill Stevenson as our speakers for our February meeting. They will be speaking on Resolving Common Disk Subsystem Bottlenecks.

This is a refresh of the presentation they gave last year. As this topic will also probably… Read more

Preparing for SQL Server 2005 Certification

I never did complete my MCDBA. As I was preparing to, I transitioned to my systems architect role, meaning I had to deal a lot more with security, server configurations, and Active Directory. So my focus shifted, just as I was preparing to go after that particular certification. I… Read more

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Posted in K. Brian Kelley - Databases, Infrastructure, and Security on 5 February 2008

What's wrong with Linq to SQL

There's a lot of buzz in the development community about LINQ in general, and for those that do data access just as much buzz about Linq to SQL. It's hard to describe in a sentence, but think of LINQ as a way to write queries against .Net objects using an… Read more

3 comments, 114 reads

Posted in SQLAndy on 4 February 2008

New SQL Server book on Disaster Recovery

James Luetkehoelter has announced his book on SQL Server Disaster Recovery is complete. It is published by aPress and due out in March, according to the aPress site.

 Information here:

I will try and grab a copy as soon… Read more

Windows Server 2008 RTMs

This is a small surprise, mainly because it looked like only Visual Studio 2008 was actually going to make the launch date based on previous press postings. But according to Mary Jo Foley, Windows Server 2008 RTMs today. So should Vista SP1. Both should be in the pipeline by… Read more

Notes on the South Florida Code Camp

I attended the South Florida Code Camp this past Saturday and it turned out to be quite an event. More than 600 attendees arrived to watch 72 sessions spread across 12 tracks! That's just an incredible amount of variety and opportunity. I presented Transactional Replication for Beginners and had a… Read more

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Posted in SQLAndy on 4 February 2008

Ask for SQL Server 2005 SP3

In case you haven't seen this elsewhere, if you want Microsoft to release SP3 for SQL Server 2005. It's time to start rattling the cages, as they don't feel there has been enough customer demand to warrant a service pack release. Huh? That's the message from SQL Server MVP Hugo… Read more

SQL Server MVP Randy Dyess webcast on SQL Server 2008 Security

SQL Server MVP Randy Dyess has a short webcast which provides the highlights of SQL Server 2008 security.He includes some demos which show the centralized management features inherent in SQL Server 2008.

You can find it on the SQL Server Magazine's site. It is part of the SQL Server 2008… Read more

SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard on .NET Rocks!

SQL Server MVP Andy Leonard is on the latest edition of .NET Rocks! If you're not familiar with .NET Rocks!, it's a podcast targeted at the Microsoft .NET Framework developer. As far as podcasts go, it's one of the best out there. I've been listening to it for a while,… Read more

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