Now is the time for Connect!

Of course I’m referring to Microsoft Connect. Since we’ve released SQL2K8 we’re now deep in the planning for the next release. I know for some of you (likely a lot of you) you are still learning the new functionality in SQL2K8 but now is the time to get your feature requests submitted. Aaron Bertrand, a…

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Microsoft Connect Resolution Reasons

In SQL Server we use Visual Studio Team System to track all of our work. There is a back-end integration between the Microsoft Connect site and our VSTS database. When an item is submitted through the Connect site it eventually flows to our VSTS database. We, the product group, can manage the bug directly from…

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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…

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MS Connect Feedback Part 2

Thanks for the great comments. Great in that you took the time to provide them. Not great in what they say about Connect. I was surprised by the feedback – but maybe I shouldn’t have been. This prompted me take a very quick look at some SQL2K5 SP2 data. I’m reporting on the areas I own (Agent,…

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Microsoft Connect Feedback

Does the feedback mechanism on Microsoft Connect really work? By “work” I mean is customer feedback changing the product? From my perspective it’s too early to make the call. In SQL2K5 SP2 we tried to address the top issues submitted through connect (based on the voting mechanism). I haven’t run the analysis to see how successful we…

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