One of the strengths of SQL Server is its ease of management and administration over other systems. Oracle, DB2, even early versions of SQL Server required command line mastery to make many types of changes. But should you really be using the GUI for most of your tasks?
This past week, a worm virus began to attack SQL Servers on the internet that hold a blank password. Read some of the details about what this virus can do here.
This article describes how to monitor Microsoft SMTP usage using SQL Server 2000 and XML.
This article demonstrates how to retrieve a single record from SQL Server by using the IRow interface with a singleton SELECT. The main purpose for this technique is to avoid the overhead of creating a recordset when you are fetching a single record. Because no recordset is actually created, only one read-only ADODB.Record is returned. This is true even if the specified SELECT results in multiple records being returned if a normal ADODB.Recordset is used.
SQL Server 2000 has better replication capabilities than ever before! Do you have questions about using Replication on SQL Server? Whether it be transactional or merge replication, you can not find a better group of guys to answer your questions. Right from the development team, Matt Hollingsworth and Dean Kalanquin, replication program manager and test lead respectively are setting aside this time to take on your most challenging replication questions!