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SQL Server 2008 - CTP6 is now available

The next CTP of SQL Serve 2008 is now available for download. Whats different about this CTP from the others, apart from the new features which there are a lot, is there is a bug bash contest that is opening. Simply put the people that raise the most...

SQL Server Samples - How to install

I've seen confusion over the SQL Server samples recently. The most recent samples should be downloaded from codeplex. http://codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples This is the new location for samples. - var height=90;var width=720;
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Full text thesaurus files bug in documentation

I don't normally blog about documentation errors generally because they're often not that major however this one is fundamental what is being explained. This is the page online http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/7f5424a4-a72c-44dc-b455-786a12767c99...
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Whats in URL?

Folowing on from my previous post about BOL URLs I thought it would be a good idea for there to be an option in BOL to display the web URL for a page as these are much easier to provide to people. So I asked my friend Alan and it seems he'd had the...
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Whats in a BOL link?

In using BOLyou will have noticed that the links in BOL contain some lovely guids. I often want to reference BOL in documents, forum posts etc but was concerned that the guids might change. So I asked Alan Brewer whether they change or not. He gave me...

SQL Server 2005 May 2007 BOL now available

Thanks to Gail Erickson of the SQL Server Documentation Team notifying me of the availability of May BOL. The May 2007 release of Books Online is available on MSDN and on the download site. This is a very targeted update to BOL and is limited to correcting...

SQL Server Trace Event Definitions

If you are using Event Notifications or capturing events in Profiler you undoubtedly have noticed that MS have used the same columns (xml elements) for storing different data for each event. For example there is an element called "integer data"...

Online Index White Paper

Paul Randal recently informed me of a new white paper on online index operations. The whitepaper can be found here Online Index White Paper . This is one of many whitepapers that have been published lately by Bob Internals Troubleshooting ImplementingScaleOut...

SQL Server documentation sucks

If you think that SQL Server Documentation is lacking then make sure you provide feedback using the links at the bottom of the page. There is a big push to make sure the content of books online is what users want. There are regular releases of BOL which...
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July books online available for download and its free

I really like this new constant update of documentation coming from the SQL team The BOL can be found here " SQL Server 2005 July Books Online " Some of the samples have changed in the SQL Server Samples. They can all be found here "SQL Server 2005 Samples...
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