Query Editor windows – context? What context.

Here is a post I made over on the MSDN Sql Management Tools Forum (http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=84&SiteID=1) about opening a query editor window and how it gets server/database context or not and when it asks you for connection or it doesn’t. If you ask for a new query window via File->New->Database Query (or any other), or the toolbar…

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SSMS Command line params

This is something that I don’t think many people are familiar with. I’m a little hesitent to mention them as it is a bit of the “use a screwdriver as a hammer” type solution. But here we go. SSMS has a number of command line options which allow you to specify a number of things….

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What’s new in Sql 2005 – web link.

One of the questions I get a lot is what is “new” in Sql Server 2005. As you can imagine the list is quite large and isn’t something that can be rattled off in a few lines. So the easiest thing to do it point you to the Books on Line, or BOL as we…

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"Unplugged" night @ SqlConnections

Last night we had a bunch of Microsoft folks up front in a room and took questions from the audience. I was pretty pleased with the questions as there weren’t many “it is broke…why” type questions which really require a lot of digging to find out the root cause. There were a lot of questions…

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SqlConnections in Vegas

I just finished my presentation on Upgrading to Sql Sever 2005 at Sql Connections 2005 in Las Vegas (http://www.devconnections.com/shows/sqlfall2005) . What a great time. I really do enjoy presenting, I’m always a bit nervous at first but get into it after a bit. The room was packed! This was the first session of the morning…

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Intro – Again

Well, I’m going to try this blogging thing again. I like the idea but I’ve had a tough time in the past. I’m going to give this one a bit more effort. Might as well start with the required “bio”. I’ve been making a living with computers since about 1981. I’ve done everything from sell…

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