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End of support (technical) for SQL Server pre-2005 versions, mind the dates!

11th Jan 2011 - is the date to remember if you still managing SQL Server 7.0 SP4 [ 7.00.1063 or 7.00.1152 build version] (compatibility=70) instances on your production environment, end of extended support for this version! 09th April 2013 - is the date...

SQL server 2008 R2 setup - feature installation, side-by-side support with previous versions

Here is a setup based question raised in my recent SASSUG usergroup meeting when specifying about slipstream installation during the installation of SQL Server 2008 R2. Once you click on Setup application and pass through the screens with default &...

SQL Server Certification - a database platform primer for your career path

When you need to upgrade your knowledge then training is required, at the same time certifications will help you to keep up on what you have learned! There is a big debate on the web about whether certifications are important in your career or not, the...

Mind the gap, the latest version number for SQL Server 2008 R2 is....

Since the news about SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM is publicised I have downloaded and installed the Evaluation edition and R2 Express edition. You can also download SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM - Management Studio Express (with pre-registration) The Microsoft® SQL...

Free to Attend: UK Technical Launch at Wembley Stadium for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010

Here is the chance for UK IT PRO crowd, Free to Attend: UK Technical Launch at Wembley Stadium for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 UK Technical Launch at Wembley Stadium and see how technical experts like you are using...

Microsoft Empower Program - good deal for ISVs

Microsoft has rolled out new program called - Empower Program that will enable the ISVs to receive software, support and additional resources designed to help you lower your development costs, test your software and speed your solution's time-to-market...