A few stored procedures that are not documented in SQL Server 7.0, but may come in handy for DBAs
In this article, Andy Warren presents his views on why obtaining certification is not a good idea. Read this one and the one by Steve Jones that supports certification - which has the more compelling argument
The XML features of Microsoft® SQL Server® 2000 and the subsequent XML for SQL Server 2000 Web releases enable a whole new class of XML-aware applications. This article shows you how to improve the performance of this new feature.
In this product review Andy takes a look at Data Compare, the second of three products in the SQL Bundle available from Red-Gate software. It's a very handy program that lets you compare data between two tables and optionally generate sql statements to syncronize the data. An interesting alternative to replication!
One of the largest security "issues" in SQL Server 7.0 is that a user must be in the SysAdmin role to run the BULK INSERT command. This article by Paul Ibison shows you a workaround.