SQL Server DBAs are often curious about the inner-workings of SQL Server. Indeed, it can save your job during disasters to know what's going on inside SQL Server. This article shows you how to use some of the SQL Server internal views to view some meta data about your servers.
Currently, Microsoft is accepting nominations for the 64-bit version of the SQL Server beta program, code named "Liberty." The Liberty beta program is slated to start in February 2002. Important: You must have access to 64-bit hardware running Windows LE to participate in the Liberty beta program. This beta does not install on 32-bit hardware. Before signing up for the beta, verify that you have access to the appropriate hardware.
Things your non-technical friends don't want to hear in the lab...
Andy says it's not the greatest book for preparing for the 70-100 exam, but the case study is worth reading for it's explanation of the Microsoft Solution Framework. Read the full review!
This document (divided in chapters for your convenience) describes how to design a secure, scalable, highly available, and manageable Internet data center that is based on Microsoft products. This documentation examines the major challenges to consider when designing an Internet data center architecture and how this design addresses these challenges.