Reminder – sign up for free Architecture magazine

Architecture is an important subject (as is beer and cars) and thankfully now has its own magazine (just like beer and cars) from Microsoft (I hasten to add we do not do the beer and car magazines) on this very subject. Actually we have had it for some while now – but I only just discovered how to…

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UK DevWeek – Feb 2006 – yep that is me

Hi all – just wanted to give DevWeek a plug. This is a great UK developer conference with a top notch set of speakers (oh – and me!) http://www.devweek.com/speakers/  I would highly recommend you find some time/cash to attend if you are a developer in the UK. Well worth the effort. Ah – which leads…

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UK Security event for Developers – December 1st

I know I am not alone when I say that as a (ex)developer I a) know relatively little about infrastructure and b) spend no where near as much time thinking about security as I should do. The good news is my colleagues are delivering a session that hopes to plug some gaps in my knowledge…

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SQL Server 2005 certification exams are close

A lot of you have been asking about certification for SQL Server 2005 – the good news is we opened up two of the exams to Beta testing last week and now have plenty of info on our website – we are close. Check out http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/mcitp/default.asp

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SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 available

Great news – we RTMd on Friday and made it available for download to MSDN Subscribers. Two great products – enjoy them! Check out http://msdn.microsoft.com/subscriptions/

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Getting started with WinFX – nice UK resource

At the moment my life still revolves around SQL Server 2005 – but come January I need to look marginally competent with WinFX 🙂 Thankfully I just spotted this little beauty – http://www.roadtowinfx.com/. A UK site pulling together info on WinFX development with a rather nifty page on getting started http://www.roadtowinfx.com/getstarted.aspx. Tx guys – great timing…

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SQL Server – is it fast enough to run my solution?

When I joined Microsoft 9 years back the most common question I heard about SQL Server was “Is it fast enough?”. This was worded in so many different ways – but boiled down to a perception part based on fact (SQL Server 6.0/7.0) and part based on some great FUD from our competitors. In the…

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SQL Server 2005 JDBC driver Beta 2

The new SQL Server 2005 JDBC driver Beta 2 is now live on the web  http://www.microsoft.com/sql/downloads/2005/jdbc.mspx.    We’ve had a very positive community response for this product so far and we’re on the home stretch for our release. Enjoy 

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