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SQL Server Extended Property Editor (SEPE) Released as Freeware

This program makes it easy to add and maintain extended properties for all objects in SQL Server 2000. Where as the Query Analyzer only allows you to maintain certain object SEPE allows all object to be maintained. This product is freeware for members.

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Microsoft Platform Vaults into New Performance Territory

SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition clocked an incredible 308,620 transactions per minute (tpmC)1 running on Windows .NET Server 2003, Datacenter Edition on an NEC TX7 server with 32 Intel Itanium 2 processors. The NEC system sets a new performance record on Windows, nearly doubling the best published 32-bit result. In addition, this Microsoft/Intel/NEC solution delivers the best price-performance of all results on the Top Ten performance list, at just $14.96/tpmC.


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NGSSQuirreL Released.

NGSSoftware have released NGSSQuirreL, a security audit and management tool for SQL Server. Designed to ease the administrative burden of securing SQL Server, NGSSQuirreL finds the security holes then generates a lockdown script based upon the vulnerabilities found so the server can be secured in a matter of minutes; and regular audits can help keep it that way. For more information or an evaluation copy please see the NGSSite -


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Upcoming SQL Server 2000 64-bit Beta Program

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.


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