One of our readers needed some help with altering a table with DMO, so Andy has a code sample and some comments in general about how to add objects using DMO. It's good code and a very quick introduction to how objects work. Worth reading!
There has been some talk about the use of partitioned views in SQL Server 2000 to gain performance improvements for scale-out of applications. In this article by Neil Jacobson, he discusses his findings in respect of the speed of partitioned views.
SQL Server is releasing two Beta products this month, a 64-bit version of SQL Server 2000 and service pack 4 for SQL Server 7.0! Note: Liberty requires that customers have access to 64-bit machines. Participating in a SQL Server Beta program can be a lot of fun, with contests, promotions, newsgroup support with members of the SQL team at Microsoft, etc. Come sign up today!
Direct from Microsoft, learn how to achieve scalable, high-performance merge replication applications.
See how to configure and troubleshoot an HTTP connection to Analysis Services over both the Internet and an intranet. We will show you how to configure Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), and discuss the different security options for IIS in regard to Analysis Services. We will also talk about the client connection string and performance issues that may arise while using the HTTP connection.
Last week Andy started a discussion of the various ways you can reduce the number of round trips to the server. This week he continues by looking at a method he used recently to do client side caching of data to eliminate the round trip altogether. Gotta read it!