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  • Webcast - Katmai overview

    TechEd webcast of Dave Campbell’s Katmai Overview presentation at: TechNet Webcast: The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server: Overview (Level 200) Monday, June 4, 2007 12:00 P.M. - 1:15 P.M. Pacific Time Enjoy, Cheers, Itay Braun
    Posted to The Premiers (Weblog) by ThePremiers on Sun, Jun 3 2007
  • The first public CTP of Katmai is now available

    The first public CTP of Katmai (soon will be officaialy called SQL Server 2008) will be available for download from http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver . Download links will be live on Monday (June 4th 2007) morning at 8:30am EST (18:00 in the UK). Please see attached documents highlights of the June...
    Posted to The Premiers (Weblog) by ThePremiers on Sun, Jun 3 2007
  • Katmai - Group Policy for SQL Server

    If you've worked in a large AD shop you will have come across Group Policy. A means by which you can make sure each component in a domain has the same settings, behaves the same way, has the same security. This is essential when managing a large server estate. Unfortunately Group Policy doesn't...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, May 9 2007
  • Katmai new features - Spatial indexing

    A press release went out today about Katmai the next version of SQL Server. There are some really exciting developments. Spatial indexing being one of them. Yes spatial is going first class, no more need for writing your own CLR code, this stuff will be in the engine. There will be CTPs coming out for...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Wed, May 9 2007
  • KATMAI - Vision for next release of SQL Server announced at Microsoft’s first Business Intelligence Conference

    Just released today (May 9th) at Microsoft’s first Business Intelligence Conference. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2007/may07/05-09KatmaiPR.mspx Microsoft SQL Server “Katmai” Builds on Proven Success of SQL Server 2005, Empowering Customers to Manage the Data Explosion Vision for next release...
    Posted to The Premiers (Weblog) by ThePremiers on Wed, May 9 2007
  • OLAP or Relational? Its all irrelevant

    Chris Webb has mentioned an article about Ralph Kimball that discusses the what tool you should be using at the end of your BI process to present back to users. Should it be OLAP based or Relational based. We had exactly the same discussion in the pub after the UG meeting last week. In my view its just...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Fri, May 4 2007
  • PASS 2006 - Shared disk is not a scale out solution

    At the end of the keynote today, Paul Flessner joined Steve Balmer for a short Q&A. One of the questions was around SQL Servers response to the Oracle RACK solution to provide a scale out solution. Paul's response was that the Oracle solution is not a scale out solution because the disk is shared...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Thu, Nov 16 2006
  • CREATE or REPLACE feature request

    I remember back when I moved from Oracle to 6.5 I found the lack of a create or replace really annoying. Whenever I create new sps I always curse at not being able to do "create or replace myproc..." having to do "if exists (select 1 information_schema...)" or "if object_id(...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Thu, Oct 19 2006
  • Performance improvements for Katmai the next version of SQL Server

    If you use SQL Server and have a great suggestion for performance improvements to the engine then post them at the sql tips blog because they want to know http://blogs.msdn.com/sqltips/archive/2006/09/20/TOP_5_DW_PERF_IMP_NEXT_SQL.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/sqltips/archive/2006/09/20/TOP_5_OLTP_PERF_IMP_NEXT_SQL...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Sun, Sep 24 2006
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