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Addressing Compliance with SQL Server 2008

JC Cannon, Senior PM on the SQL Server team, presents this webcast where he explores some of the new features in SQL Server 2008 and describes how they can be used to help an organization address their compliance needs.   In the webcast JC covers: Identity management Data protection Separation of duties Auditing and reporting…

SQLH2 on CodePlex

The SQL Server Health & History tool, also known as SQLH2, has been posted on CodePlex. You can find the project home page here. SQLH2 is the precursor to the Data Collector feature added in SQL2K8.


SQL Server 2008 Books Online Update

The latest update to BOL is now available. The update is listed as August 2008 as that as the lock down for content changes. You can download it here.


SQL Server 2008 Experience

I’m not super big on promoting marketing related stuff. But in this case I think there’s a bunch of value for everyone. Our marketing team just launched a new site http://www.sqlserverexperience.com. Yes, it contains the normal marketing blah blah – sorry SQL Server Marketing team. But it also contains a bunch of video interviews with…



The list of blogs run by the SQL Server product group keeps growing. Here I offer merely a snapshot in time of the current blogs. At the bottom there’s also two links that list blogs by MS employees and SQL Server MVPs; these are not complete but offer a decent taste of what’s available.  …


Refreshing the IntelliSense Cache

There are cases where the local cache used by IntelliSense becomes stale. Refreshing the cache is easy but not necessarily obvious. There are two ways to refresh the cache: 1) Go to Edit -> IntelliSense -> Refresh Local Cache and 2) Hit Ctrl+Shift+R


SQL Server 2008 Webchat on Sept 23, 2008

The SQL Server Product Group is holding a Webchat on Sept 23 from 10 am to 12 noon PST to get feedback from the community, customers, partners about their experience on SQL Server 2008 after over a month of RTM. You can find the details and participate through Microsoft.com Community Calendar : http://www.microsoft.com/communities/chats/default.mspx TechNet: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/cc719754.aspx…


OT: Announcing Baby Jones 3.0

Today (9/7/08) Lisa and I welcomed Elliott Edward Jones into the world. Elliott was born at 9:17 am at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland, WA. He was 8 pounds 12 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long. A a result of a little fluid in his lungs he spent his first few hours in the NICU. About…