SQL Server 2008 November CTP is here!

SQL Server 2008 November CTP is here: http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver.  A lot of cool features come online with this release.  Maybe the most exciting for developers and DBAs alike with be the return of intellisense to SSMS! Other exciting features for developers include Filestream support and Geospatial support.  You can see videos about all the new features…


Take SQL Server 2008 July CTP for a spin

SQL Server 2008 July CTP is now available at https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5395.  The samples for the July CTP are available at http://codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples along with your favorite SQL Server 2005 SP2 samples. Some folks have been confused about how to download the samples either from the portal page or from various projects. You just click on the Releases tab and you’ll…


But wait, there’s more!

Today the next release of SQL Server was announced: SQL Server code name “Katmai” or SQL Server 2008.  You can download the June 2007 CTP from here: https://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/content/content.aspx?ContentID=5395.  As always your humble samples team is on top of the situation and has Katmai June 2007 CTP samples ready for you with a brand new layout…


SQL Server 2005 SP2a Product Samples Released on CodePlex

SQL Server 2005 SP2a Product Samples are now released on CodePlex (http://codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples).  The only change from the previous release is that the sample installers now have a EULA which is consistent with the MS-PL license we have on CodePlex.  See the license tab in each project for the exact details. This license change will make…


A New Day for SQL Server Samples

We’ve been discussing with customers and partners and with people inside Microsoft about how we can improve accessibility to the sample code, and move samples into a more community based approach.  As a result of all these discussions, we’re moving to a new form of releasing samples, and a new way of including you into…


SQL Server 2005 SP2 is Here!

SQL Server 2005 SP2 released to the web today.  You can find it here:  http://www.microsoft.com/sql/sp2.mspx Note that the serivce pack does not update the samples.  You’ll need to download the updated samples separately from here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e719ecf7-9f46-4312-af89-6ad8702e4e6e&displaylang=en.  There is a link from the SP2 page to this samples download.  Be sure to delete and then uninstall…


Who blogs about SQL Server at Microsoft ?

Who blogs about SQL Server at Microsoft? Apparently a lot of people: https://blogs.msdn.com/sqlserverstorageengine/archive/2007/02/14/wow-lots-of-blogs-from-the-sql-product-team.aspx