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Archives: November 2009

Replication Scripts: Show All Transactional Publications & Subscribers At Distributor

Anybody who has talked with me about replication or heard me present about it knows that I recommend using a dedicated remote distributor for anything beyond light replication workloads. Unfortunately neither SSMS nor Replication Monitor provide an easy "one view to rule them all" way at the distributor (or anywhere… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 23 November 2009

PASS Summit 2009 Final Thoughts…or What I've Learned From The 2009 Summit

Last week I wrote a day by day recount of my PASS Summit experience (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday). Since then I've been tagged by The Midnight DBAs™  to talk about what I learned from the Summit…so I'm going to use the opportunity… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 20 November 2009

Looking Back – PASS Summit 2009 Day 5

Since this was my time visiting Seattle I opted to stay an extra day and take in the sights and sounds of the city. I wasn't signed up for any post-cons so I was able to sleep in past 8 for the first time all week. I met up with… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 13 November 2009

Looking Back – PASS Summit 2009 Day 4

Thursday started off with a meeting of the SQL Saturday minds over breakfast at Top Pot Donuts a few blocks away from the convention center where we spent about an hour talking about how to engage the local community and grow the SQL Saturday brand. I got sucked into another… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 12 November 2009

Looking Back – PASS Summit 2009 Day 3

I started Wednesday planning on going to the Quest sponsored breakfast (plus presentation about DMVs) but when I bailed when I saw the line of 50+ people leading out the door. I ran into Andy Warren (Blog | Twitter), Patrick LeBlanc (Blog | Twitter), and Greg… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 11 November 2009

Looking Back – PASS Summit 2009 Day 2

Tuesday started early for me because I had to be at the bloggers table in time for the opening remarks and keynotes starting at 7:45 AM. I had just enough time to grab a quick breakfast from the dining hall before finding my spot. I live blogged the keynote if… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 10 November 2009

Looking Back - PASS Summit 2009 Day 1

I intended to blog daily while at the PASS Summit last week. At least that's what I told myself I was going to do beforehand, then I realized that wasn't possible once I got there…at least not with the schedule I kept. This was my first time at the summit… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 9 November 2009

PASS Summit 2009 Day 3 Keynote Live Blog

10:25 AM – And that's it for the week! Thanks for tuning in. Be sure to order the Summit DVDs. David's keynote alone was worth it.

10:20 AM – Time's up for David. Mentioning key points. Waaaaay too much information on the slides to type before he's moved on to… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 5 November 2009

PASS Summit 2009 Day 2 Keynote Live Blog

10:08 AM – And that's a wrap! See you tomorrow for day 3's keynote.

10:07 AM – Tom talking up the product roadmap.This is the first year there's ever been a simultaneous release of Office and SQL. Reminding everyone that "you make the difference".

10:06 AM – Whet's next for… Read more

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 4 November 2009

PASS Summit 2009 Day 1 Keynote Live Blog

(Note: Updates are listed newest first)

10:15 AM – And we're done! The rooms empty out to grab spots at the first set of sessions for the day. See you tomorrow for the next keynote!

10:15 AM – Now the official announcements:

  • SQL 2008 R2 November CTP available, RTM targeted…

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Posted in Kendal Van Dyke on 3 November 2009