SQL Clone
SQLServerCentral is supported by Redgate
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 


Exciting Times


Exciting Times

Author
Message
Steve Jones
Steve Jones
SSC Guru
SSC Guru (147K reputation)SSC Guru (147K reputation)SSC Guru (147K reputation)SSC Guru (147K reputation)SSC Guru (147K reputation)SSC Guru (147K reputation)SSC Guru (147K reputation)SSC Guru (147K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Points: 147123 Visits: 19434
For a SQL Server DBA this is an exciting time. SQL Server 2000 is very mature and works wonderfully in many environments. I would even consider it the equal in many places and applications to Oracle and DB/2 on the Windows platform.


In line with that, the next version of SQL Server, due out in November, includes many new features and enhancements that will allow it to jump beyond DB/2, Oracle, and MySQL in many ways. The ease of use for the DBA and increased power are once again a leap far beyond the previous versions. It's probably a bigger jump than from v6.5 to v7.0.


And that means that it will require more training and effort from each one of you to get familiar with and be very comfortable with this new product. So now is the time to start. Even if you are not planning on upgrading until 2007, you might need the entire next year to get familiar with, plan, and test your upgrade. Or re-factor some of your applications to work with this new product.


We've got some interesting news to announce today, but because of NDA, we have to wait until the official announcement from Microsoft at 9:00am PST. So the stuff is loaded, but protected and hidden until after that time. Once the clock strikes it will be out there, along with similar pieces from many other sites. We're hoping you'll bookmark the link or jump back sometime later this morning and take a look at SQLServerCentral.com.


The PDC also kicked off yesterday with Bill Gates' keynote and some interesting Office announcements, including the removal of traditional menus. That was interesting. There was also the promise of a late 2006 release of Windows Vista and the first CTP for this as well.


Come to the PASS Summit in two weeks and we'll talk about it there. Be sure to use the "SSC" source code and attend our casino party.


Steve Jones

Follow me on Twitter: @way0utwest
Forum Etiquette: How to post data/code on a forum to get the best help
My Blog: www.voiceofthedba.com

Site Owners
Site Owners
SSChampion
SSChampion (12K reputation)SSChampion (12K reputation)SSChampion (12K reputation)SSChampion (12K reputation)SSChampion (12K reputation)SSChampion (12K reputation)SSChampion (12K reputation)SSChampion (12K reputation)

Group: Administrators
Points: 12683 Visits: 20
No one has responded to this topic yet. Even if you don't have a complete answer, the original poster will appreciate any thoughts you have!
Go


Permissions

You can't post new topics.
You can't post topic replies.
You can't post new polls.
You can't post replies to polls.
You can't edit your own topics.
You can't delete your own topics.
You can't edit other topics.
You can't delete other topics.
You can't edit your own posts.
You can't edit other posts.
You can't delete your own posts.
You can't delete other posts.
You can't post events.
You can't edit your own events.
You can't edit other events.
You can't delete your own events.
You can't delete other events.
You can't send private messages.
You can't send emails.
You can read topics.
You can't vote in polls.
You can't upload attachments.
You can download attachments.
You can't post HTML code.
You can't edit HTML code.
You can't post IFCode.
You can't post JavaScript.
You can post emoticons.
You can't post or upload images.

Select a forum

































































































































































SQLServerCentral


Search