Microsoft Corp. today announced that veterans taking tests in the Microsoft® Certified Professional (MCP) program can now use their Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits to cover examination fees (May 23, 2001).
With XML support in SQL Server 2000, you can query SQL over HTTP with a URL, bring the data down to the browser, and manipulate it on the client machine. By adding Internet Explorer 5.0 to the mix and using XSL to convert the XML to HTML, you can lighten the load on your database server. Going still one step further, by using Vector Markup Language you can even create drawings on the fly using the data from your SQL queries.
Learn how to boost the performance of SQL Server by making proper use of filegroups.
This article by David Rabb from the June 2001 issue of VBPJ shows you how to build a tool that will build a select, insert, update, and delete stored procedure for each table in a database. It's a great example of how to use DMO and a great tool as well!
This article describes the ActivityTrace7 job that puts blocking and performance data into a trace file for further analysis.
In software, clonation can sometimes turn out to be an extremely helpful technique. More often than not, in fact, you catch yourself duplicating instances of running objects to produce nearly identical objects to be managed codewise in a fairly independent way.