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Steve Jones is the editor of SQLServerCentral.com and visits a wide variety of data related topics in his daily editorial. Steve has spent years working as a DBA and general purpose Windows administrator, primarily working with SQL Server since it was ported from Sybase in 1990. You can follow Steve on Twitter at twitter.com/way0utwest

Archives: September 2005

PASS Prizes

We get a referral fee from PASS for each person that registers for the Summit with the "SSC" source code. It's their way of showing us that they appreciate our efforts at promoting the conference.

But that fee isn't why we do it. All three of us (Andy, Brian, and…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 27 September 2005

September CTP Issues

The September CTP of SQL Server 2005 is not available and I'm sure lots of people have downloaded it. I actually grabbed it the night before it was announced, got some pre-release info :), and got it burned onto a CD. Or I got the downloaded EXE burned at least.

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 23 September 2005

New Server

Surprisingly the DELL server showed up late Friday afternoon last week when I was expecting more of a Wed-Thur delivery this week. It was a pretty small box, only about 2/3 or so of the length I expected. Since I'd grabbed an LCD monitor as well I wasn't actually sure…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 20 September 2005


I setup an announcement for today (Sept 14) that the Sept CTP for SQL Server 2005 was released and that Database Mirroring is disabled. It's also got more language support and a few other things.

Apparently, however, my coding skills were a bit challenged. I forgot a primary rule in…

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 14 September 2005


Bill Gates keynote is on webcast now, grab it and check it out.

Also a hint. Paul Flessner is speaking tomorrow and he always has the big SQL Server information, so take a look tomorrow for more information.

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 13 September 2005

Careful Blogging

I still not sure that this blog service was a great idea, but some of you seem to like it, so we'll keep it going. Who knows, maybe this will be the most popular part of the site one day :)

However I ran across this article on corporate blogging

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 8 September 2005

The Data Center in New Orleans

There's a blog running at LiveJournal from one of the guys at directnic. There's evidently an ISP that is still running down in New Orleans.

It's an amazing account, albeit a little rough in places.

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Posted in The Voice of the DBA on 2 September 2005