Management Studio & More

In SQL Server 2005 we rewrote Enterprise Studio into what is now called Management Studio. One of the major pieces of work was the consolidation of the administration of all services (Database Services, Analysis Services, Reporting Services, and Integration Services) into a single tool. However, [Microsoft] doesn’t provide all of the functionality or tools that…


Rock the Launch!

Yeah Baby! The launch event was fantastic; so much energy; so much excitement; so much buzz. One of the most important aspects of a launch event is the live entertainment. Remember, the Windows 95 launch? The Rolling Stones played live. That was pretty awesome (no I wasn’t there). For our launch I don’t think we…


SQL Server 2005 Launch Site

The SQL Server 2005 launch site is now available: There are great resources here for SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005, and Biz Talk 2006. You can find a launch event near you and you can also watch Steve Ballmer’s key note.


SQL Server 2005 Launch T -3 Days

The SQL Server 2005 Launch kick-off event is just a few days away. You can view all of the launch details, including venues and cities at I couldn’t be more excited for this launch. I joined Microsoft ~18 months ago and started working immediately on SS2K5. The road to release has been filled with…


SQL2K Side-By-Side with SQL2K5

I’ve seen this question come up a lot in the newgroups: “I already have SQL Server 2000 installed, can I install SQL Server 2005 side-by-side with SQL Server 2000?” The short answer is yes. SQL Server is a multi-instanced product which means that with the exception of some shared files each instance of SQL Server…