If you absolutely must call a WCF service from inside your database, here’s how you do it…

When I was an operations DBA, this would probably fall into the category of “just because you can do something, doesn’t mean that you should”: Call a WCF Service from SQLCLR (by Niels Berglund) However, there are probably a couple of good scenarios where I might advocate for doing just this in future projects, especially…

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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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Searching for Mexican Food… on CodePlex?

Tagging is all fun and games until somebody gets hurt, right? Actually, like so-called Google-bombing, it can be pretty funny. Have you ever been guilty of surfing while hungry? It appears that somebody was pretty hungry while they were wandering around CodePlex looking for something. No idea what. But two projects have been tagged on…

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SQL Server 2008 RTM samples are up on CodePlex now.

A little snafu delayed things, but they’re all signed, sealed and delivered now. I only had to skip a little of the launch party to get them out the door… Microsoft SQL Server Community & Samples – Release: SQL Server 2008 RTM Enjoy!

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Cool (Free, Open) Tools: SQL RSS

Even if nobody has asked you for an RSS feed of data in one or more of your databases, it won’t be long before they do! When they do, you can grab this configurable, easy to use data-driven RSS feed widget. A couple ideas for using this application: Business intelligence updates delivered to Microsoft Outlook…

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Be there. Do that. Get the T-shirt.

Since I’ve never been to an MVP Global Summit, Tech*Ed or the SQL PASS summit, I’m looking forward to going this year. Since I will have T-shirts, I’m hoping that I won’t have to be lonely. Heh. SQL Heroes : The T-shirts have arrived. If you don’t have a clue about what kind of project…

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Calling all SQL Heroes!

I’m hoping that I can keep my blogs straight, but for the duration of the contest, I’ll be blogging in two places: here and there. Here will be all the normal stuff you don’t read anyway, and over there is your chance to convince me to give you a Windows Home Server. (Well, convince me…

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{Open Source} Heroes Happen Here?

They certainly do. I’m glad to see initiatives like this! {Open Source} Heroes Happen Here If you want a Hero Hack Pack, you’d better ask ’em for one soon. While supplies last…

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Office is now more open?

Having been involved with a government archival project, I can say that format longevity is a serious concern. Particularly in the case of governments, documents may be required to be archived for hundreds of years. Indeed, many local, state, national and international governments are actively in the process of establishing policies that every document must…

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How do I use Feature X in SQL Server?

Buck’s got a great point about how SQL Server’s development themes are managed from the top down: It isn’t a matter of thinking up single features or changes to the product, it’s a cohesive direction we all want to go. Carpe Datum : Why on earth are you working on that? Reading his blog always…

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