Where am I these days?

Well, as mentioned earlier, the SQL Server Support team now has an official blog and I am busy blogging there.   For all those SQL Server aficionados, I encourage you to visit our blog. You will find really good content out there which will help you resolve some of your issues on your own.  …

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Security in SQL 2005 – encryption and decryption

We recently posted a blog about SQL 2005 Security enhancements, focussing on encryption and decryption. Check it out and let us know what you think. http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlblog/archive/2006/11/02/part-i-data-security-enhancements-in-sql-server-2005.aspx  

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“Unexpected error occurred” during SQL Server 2005 SP1 install

We are seeing this issue for many customers installing SQL 2005 SP1. Check out the resolution for it at our support blog http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlblog/archive/2006/10/09/_1C20_Unexpected-error-occurred_1D20_-during-SQL-Server-2005-SP1-install_2E00_.aspx

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My second article is now available to view

I wrote another article for Simple-Talk.com and it is available to view now. Fine Tune Your Database Design in SQL 2005 http://simple-talk.com/sql/sql-server-2005/fine-tuning-your-database-design-in-sql-2005/ Let me know what you think. Sanchan  

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More topics added to the SQL Support blog

We have recently added Reporting Services as a blog category for our SQL Server Support Blog. Would encourage you to check it out. http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlblog/default.aspx

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Errors while using tools in SQL 2005

Recently, I blogged about an issue with SQL Server 2005 tools. You might get the below error when using these tools: Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. If you click Continue, the application will ignore this error and attempt to continue. If you click Quit, the application will close immediately. Input string was not…

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Where am I these days?

Well, I have been blogging at a new blog home. http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlblog/ This blog is setup by the SQL Server Support team at Microsoft and I have been blogging there for quite sometime now. Check out this blog for my latest writings. You will find lot of good stuff on SQL Server here. Cheers! Sanchan

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Add/Remove programs and SQL 2005 – continued

Sometime ago, I blogged about SQL Server 2005 installation and how you can use Add/Remove programs to add or remove components in SQL 2005.   I recently published a KB article on this – KB 922670.   Please refer to it for more information on this topic and future updates from MS’s side.  

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Installing SQL 2005 and SQL 2000 on the same box – what you should know?

Many customers have asked me if they can install SQL 2000 and SQL 2005 on the same box, side by side.   The answer to this is YES.   You can install SQL 2000, SQL 7.0 and SQL 2005 on the same box. However, there are certain special considerations that you should be aware off….

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