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SQLAzure - whats on your mind?

A new section on my blog site - SQL Azure.

Remember SQL Server Data Server (SSDS) which has got a new naming as 'SQL Azure'! This is the new kid on SQL Server platform that has built on the SQL Server technologies to deliver relational database capabilities ....read more...



Developer related training kits - learn at your own pace!

Training kits are very useful to learn about the technology at your own pace.

Now a days web has become prime spot with useful resources for quick learning, with numerous blogs & article the learning curve has been straightened. Here are few Developer related training kits on the technologies such as SQL Server 2008 R2, Visual Studio 2010, .NET framework 4 and so on.... get them for our own development: 

Developer training kits to download for your learning upgrade

SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit get June 2010 Update

Cumulative Update packages for SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM & SQL Server 2008 SP1

Here is the news on Cumulative Update release news on SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM & SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1.

First let us go through SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM cumulative update, release consist the  only hotfixes that were released in Cumulative Update 5, 6, & 7 for SQL Server 2008 SP1. Cumulative Update 1 for SQL 2008 R2 RTM is only intended as a post-RTM rollup for Cumulative Update 5-7 for the release version of SQL Server 2008 SP1 customers who plan to upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2 and still keep the hotfixes from Cumulative Update 5-7 for the release version of SQL Server 2008 SP1. No new hotfixes have been included in this cumulative update. The relevant KBA for CU#1 is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981355/en-us here.

Again referring to SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 cumulative update, this will have the most recent cumulative update package that contains all of the SQL Server 2008 hotfixes that have been released since the initial release of SQL Server 2008 SP1. This is the KBA for CU#8 release http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981702/en-us  link.


As a best practice make sure you go through the links above and test the package before applying them in the production.

Also the list of previous CU KB Articles related to Cumulative Update packages:

·         CU#7 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979065/en-us

·         CU#6 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977443/en-us

·         CU#5 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975977/en-us

·         CU#4 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973602/en-us

·         CU#3 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971491/en-us

·         CU#2 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970315/en-us

·         CU#1 KB Article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969099/en-us


It is also worth going through and understanding Incremental Servicing Model for SQL Server & further Support Information and related to http://support.microsoft.com/sql2005 version too.

Microsoft Tech-Ed North America 2010 - SQL Server Upgrade, 2000 - 2005 - 2008: Notes and Best Practices from the Field

It is just a week to go for Tech-Ed North America 2010 in New Orleans, this time also I'm speaking at this conference on the subject - SQL Server Upgrade, 2000 - 2005 - 2008: Notes and Best Practices from the Field...more from here..

It is a coincedence that this is the 2nd time the same talk has been selected in Tech-Ed North America for the topic I have presented in SQLBits before.