SQL Azure Management Pack CTP2 Now Available on the Download Center

The first exciting news I have in the operations and manageability space is that there is now a management pack for monitoring SQL Azure based databases available as a public customer technology preview (CTP)! You can find the bits on the download center here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28951 If you haven’t heard of SQL Azure definitely go to…

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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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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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The AdventureWorks 2008 Family of Sample Databases

There is a new AdventureWorks family of sample databases available for SQL Server 2008 February CTP at https://www.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=MSFTDBProdSamples.  The AdventureWorks 2008 family of databases demonstrates some of the new features of SQL Server 2008. This family of databases can only be used with SQL Server 2008 and will not install successfully for earlier versions of…

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SQL Server 2008 Samples February CTP now live at CodePlex!

SQL Server 2008 February CTP is now live on http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/default.mspx.  With this wonderful, feature packed CTP we also have some great companion samples and sample databases which you can find at our portal page: http://CodePlex.com/SqlServerSamples.  The readme for this sample release is located at http://www.codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples/Wiki/View.aspx?title=SQLServerDatabasesandSamplesOverview.  There are lots of new OLE DB and ODBC samples,…

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