Updated Books Online (January 2009)

I’m a couple days behind in, well, everything, not just my inbox. What can I say? It finally warmed up enough to get back on the motorcycle… Updated BOL for January 2009 are out there now! MSDN Download Center (MSI) Get yours while supplies last. Heh.

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A cool DP sample that couldn't make it into the out of the box for some reason...

Although we’ve been putting the SQL Server product samples in CodePlex for quite a while, I’m not sure why this one didn’t wind up "in the (out of the) box" space. Go figure. Sending BLOB Data to SQL SERVER Using IROWSETFASTLOAD and ISEQUENTIALSTREAM (Microsoft SQL Server Native Client team blog) Doesn’t make it any less…

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FILESTREAM, Windows Vista and you.

I won’t complain about yet-another-configuration-stored-procedure, since I hold out hope that managing FILESTREAM’s status at the server level will be rolled into sp_configure or DDL before RTM… but this is me not holding my breath. *sigh* Anyway, if you want to use FILESTREAM data on your SQL Server 2008 instance (hopefully with the November 2007…

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Simplify your SQL search!

Want to find SQL Server answers faster? Yeah? The UE team has created a Live Search macro just for you. There are several ways to use it. The easiest way to use it is to navigate to the macro site and save it to your favorites: http://search.live.com/macros/sql_server_user_education/booksonline/ The second way is to specify the macro…

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