It’s been real and it’s been fun…

I’ve really enjoyed my ~3.5 years here at Microsoft, especially the last year and a quarter inside SQL Server. Microsoft’s a great company that really takes good care of its employees and their families. It’s with some sadness that I leave all my friends in Building 35 next week (and some of y’all over in…

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Error code 2738 when installing AdventureWorks.

This is in the wiki FAQ, but not everybody reads the documentation and my experience is that Live.com doesn’t index the CodePlex wiki nearly as well as the MSDN blogs… Anyway, our current dependency on a VB Script custom action in our WiX-based installers means that your target for installing AdventureWorks needs to have VB…

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Thanks, Brian! A couple minor nits to pick, though.

Brian, I’m glad y’all are doing videos like this for SQL School!! I realize that you probably recorded this last year; however, the details (specifically of download file selection on CodePlex) in that video about AdventureWorks for SQL Server 2008 have been out of date since October 2008. 😉 We shipped Samples Refresh 1 on…

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SQL RSS code review coming up.

If you haven’t checked out this project, give it a look. We’re having an MVP code review in about a week. Forum discussion CodePlex project Please file your bugs and suggestions as work items on CodePlex. As always, if you’re interested in being a contributor to this project, let us know!

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Sybase loves AdventureWorks2008?

A SQL Ranger friend of mine in the UK gave me the heads up to this yesterday. (Thanks, Ben!!) Apparently, back in December 2008, Sybase ported some of our samples to SQL Anywhere. Needless to say, I’ve got mixed feelings about Sybase porting AdventureWorks to their platform. Sort of like a cherry-cheese Danish: it’s a…

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Tweeting AdventureWorks?

Earlier this week, the gravitational pull of Twitter got the better of me. Jimmy May emailed me that Paul Nielsen was trying to sort out the gender of the fictitious IT Manager of AdventureWorks (Jean Trenary) for the next edition of the SQL Server Bible and was tweeting on the subject. One thing led to…

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Now with more open and soon with more source!

Over the holidays, the SQL Server community & samples test team in China has been migrating all of our open product samples bugs out of our internal VSTS bug tracking database and into the VSTS database which backs the CodePlex TFS system. There are some non-bug work items which will be migrated (mostly related to…

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AdventureWorks2010, anyone?

We’re doing planning work for SQL Server Kilimanjaro and the next SQL Server wave that follows it, which means product samples, community projects and AdventureWorks. Some people have suggested doing away with AdventureWorks in favor of something new, but I don’t see that happening… unless there is an enormous groundswell from the community on the…

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Simplifying AdventureWorks setup

FYI, we’re actively working on improving the setup experience for the SQL Server 2008 sample databases (aka AdventureWorks). We’ve heard your feedback and we’re acting on it. Here are some of the salient points you’ll see for the Halloween update (Samples Refresh 1): Fewer selections to make to choose the appropriate download. All the AdventureWorks…

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More AdventureWorks in the blogosphere…

Thanks for the plug, Stuart! Installing the AdventureWorks Sample Databases (Stuart Cox’s Tech Punch) We’re working on simplifying the setup experience for AdventureWorks in time for Halloween, but we appreciate the assist!

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