AdventureWorks Community Sample Databases available for SQL Azure

It is a delight to announce the availability of the AdventureWorks Community Sample Databases for SQL Azure.  You can download the scripts and data files from CodePlex.  To install the databases on your SQL Azure server just follow the directions on the release page at CodePlex or in the ReadMe.htm file which is included in…

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SQL Server 2008 SR4 sample database installer available

Based on the success of the new sample databases installer we created for SQL Server 2008R2, we’ve created a new samples refresh (SR4) for SQL Server 2008 on CodePlex at http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=37109.  This is a much simpler and more robust installer which allows you to select the databases that can be successfully installed, and also provides…

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Code Samples for SQL Server 2008R2 November CTP available

It is a delight to announce that SQL Server 2008R2 November CTP3 code samples are now posted to CodePlex at http://sqlserversamples.codeplex.com/.  The wiki pages have been updated to reflect the availability of the new sample code installers.  These installers join the already released AdventureWorks Sample Databases for KJ on CodePlex and complete the sample work for SQL…

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SQL Server 2008R2 Sample Databases Updated

The AdventureWorks sample databases for SQL Server 2008R2 have been updated and are available at http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=24854.  This version includes both the AdventureWorks 2008R2 schema and data, and the original AdventureWorks schema and data which shipped with SQL Server 2005.  With this one installation package you get the databases you’ll need to run most samples, and…

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AdventureWorks 2008R2 November CTP is now live on CodePlex!

The AdventureWorks 2008R2 November CTP sample databases are now live on CodePlex at http://msftdbprodsamples.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=24854!   This is a beta quality release.  We’re still addressing some relatively minor issues that came up during testing, but we feel that the sample databases will be very helpful to have now that SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP is available on…

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SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) October 2009 Samples Refresh 3 Available

SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) October 2009 Samples Refresh 3 is now available.  SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) Product Samples Refresh 3 is now live at http://sqlserversamples.codeplex.com/.  There are numerous bug fixes and a new sample, RSPermissions which demonstrates how to write an application which manages Reporting Services permissions via the Reporting Services Web Service API.  There…

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VS/SSMS settings and the Fault Retry functionality

Doug Holland (a C# MVP) has opened two work items in Connect.  The first one is about being able to share settings between VS and SSMS for those of us who do both DBA and developer work.  You shouldn’t have to specify font, color, or tab settings twice, or at least you should be able to…

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The transition to community based development

The times they are a changin’  When I first started working on code to share with the SQL Community that code shipped in the box with very little community participation.  Over the years my job has changed and so has the processes we use to create open source samples and tools that we share with…

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