This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using the SQL Server graphical administration tools (Enterprise Manager) versus the T-SQL administrative commands, with specific examples. Read up and decide for yourself, if you want to be a point-and-click DBA or a T-SQL scripting expert!
Liberty Beta 2 will incorporate all the updates of SQL Server’s Service Pack 3. Furthermore, Liberty Beta 2 will be optimized for the newest addition to Intel’s Itanium® Processor Family, the Itanium® 2 processor. This beta is scheduled to start in late September.
Note: Liberty requires 64-bit hardware with an Intel’s Itanium® or Itanium® 2 processor and will not run on standard 32-bit machines.
A list of tips that should make your code more secure. Note that SQL Server is mentioned in a few places, especially # 4
Incepto Ltd. announced the availability of SQL-UP! version 1.3, distributed SQL Server Cluster. SQL-UP! clusters SQL Server databases over LAN or WAN, with no shared storage device.
The software provides business continuity and complete disaster protection for business-critical databases. The new version adds support for online database schema changes, inter-domain clusters and high transaction load.
It’s almost time for the newest Service Pack for SQL Server 2000, and you don’t want to be caught unprepared for this one. In addition to the normal QFE fixes, the top service pack requests from our PSS organization and the latest security fixes, this service pack will be shipping with MDAC version 2.7 SP1. You’re going to want to be involved in this service pack beta! This beta is scheduled to start in mid to late September.
Microsoft is now accepting nominations for beta testers for SQL Server 2000 (64-bit), SQL Server 2000 Windows® CE Edition (SQL Server CE) version 2.0, and SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3). Any SQL Server customer can participate.