Is the Slipage in the SQL2K8 Release Date a Big Deal?

A few weeks ago we annouced an adjustment to the release date for SQL2K8. Many blog postings made a big deal about this. There were several consipiracy theories floating around. I’m not really sure why. If you spent more than a minute and thought about it the slippage isn’t that big of a deal at…


Is SQL2K8 Really a dot Release

Over the past year or so the question “is Katmai really a dot release” has come up numerous times. Some people have also refered to it as the equivalent of a Windows Server R2 release (sort of like a super Service Pack). The justification for this characterization is often the same: they use the delta…


The SQL Server Flag Flies @ Half Mast

I got word today the SQL Server family has lost another. Ken Henderson passed away last night. I have so much inside that I want to say about Ken but for some reason it’s not ready to come out. Ken was a SQL Server living legend. Now, he’s a SQL Server legend. Goodbye my friend, I’ll miss you.


How We Developed SQL2K8

I’ve been wanting to write this blog entry for some time now and  just have never found the time to sit down and do it. Well today seem like as good a day as any to do it.  I’m not focusing on the entire SQL server development process but rather give you some insight in to…


Getting Your "Favorite" SQL Server Bug Fixed

As a PM in SQL Server I read through just about every bug entered for the components my team owns. Given the surface area of what my team owns this translates into a lot of bugs. I don’t characterize it that way to disrespect the team or the quality of the product but rather to make…