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  • Powershell Snapins with SQL 2012

    Because the only Adventureworks database on codeplex for SQL Server 2012 is a case sensitive database, I thought I would check my change-collation script to see what needed changing. I thought the only issue would be changing SqlServerCmdletSnapin100 to SqlServerCmdletSnapin110 but unfortunately that...
    Posted to Martin Bell UK SQL Server MVP (Weblog) by MartinBell on Thu, Dec 8 2011
  • SQL Server 2012–What’s happened to Web edition

    Web Edition will have all the features of web edition in 2008 R2 and the following features which are new for 2012 · Windows Server, Server Core Support · Database Recovery Advisor
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Fri, Nov 4 2011
  • SQL 2012 - MySemanticSearch Demo with Tag Clouds

    Excellent demonstration of the new SQL Server 2012 Semantic Search feature available at Just tried it out on a large Business Intelligence related Microsoft Word collection and also the health related DMOZ collection of html files discussed in my previous posts. I...
    Posted to The SQLARTIST Blog (Weblog) by sqlartist on Tue, Nov 1 2011
  • Denali CTP3 - Semantic Search 2 (Lots of documents)

    Hi again, I thought I would improve on the previous post by actually putting a decent about of content into the Filetable - this time I used the opensource DMOZ Health document repository which contains 5,880 files inside 220 folders. The files are all html and are pretty small in size. The entire document...
    Posted to The SQLARTIST Blog (Weblog) by sqlartist on Wed, Oct 19 2011
  • Denali CTP3 - Semantic Search features

    Long time since I posted but the last post I did mentioned the Semantic Search feature potentially coming in SQL Server. Well its finally here and I finally got to test it out on the Denali CTP3 build. It is not feature complete and only allows Key terms to be analysed - the holy grail for text indexing...
    Posted to The SQLARTIST Blog (Weblog) by sqlartist on Tue, Oct 18 2011
  • Buttons for Reporting Services Slicers

    If you want the buttons from the Reporting Services Slicers demos I did last week then here they are. You can get the presentation and code on putting slicers in reporting services here ( ).
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Mon, Sep 12 2011
  • What version is SQL Azure?

    There have been a few blog posts about SQL Azure version numbers and not to rely on the number to figure out if you are connected to azure or not. This is in part due to SQL Server going to one code base for Azure and on premise SQL. Well SQL Azure is now version 11. Yep thats the version number of Denali...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Tue, Sep 6 2011
  • My BIG problem with SQL Server Denali!

    In the last couple of weeks I’ve done 3 talks on new features for developers in SQL Server Denali and hit the same problem each time; which is, I have run out of time. The reason for this is that there are so many interesting new feature coming out in the next version of SQL Server, it is so difficult...
    Posted to Martin Bell UK SQL Server MVP (Weblog) by MartinBell on Sat, Aug 27 2011
  • Slipstreaming of updates in Denali

    If you have ever tried installing a product 18 months after it was released you have probably found the base install very quick and then then it takes an age to apply all the hotfixes, service packs and QFEs. Service packs for visual studio have always been awful. Back in SQL 2000 days I think one of...
    Posted to Simons SQL Blog (Weblog) by simonsabin on Tue, Jul 26 2011
  • Denali–IIF and CHOOSE

    In Denali CTP3 , we have a new of new functions to play with.  For this post, im going to focus on IIF and CHOOSE. The syntax of these are : IIF(<condition>,<true expresssion>,<false expression>) and CHOOSE(<value>,<when 1 expression>,<when 2 expression>………) On...
    Posted to SQL and the like (Weblog) by Dave Ballantyne on Tue, Jul 19 2011
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