Announcing SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP

I know I have been remiss is posting here lately, and I do apologize for that. I will try to do a better job of posting here more frequently. But, that doesn’t mean we have not been busy! I’m pleased to announce that SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP has now been released and is…

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SQL Server 2008 Books Online Documentation Refresh 9 Now Available

I am pleased to announce the availability of Documentation Refresh 9 (DR9) of SQL Server 2008 Books Online in the MSDN and TechNet Library. To see a list of the latest updates, please see the topic “New and Updated Topics in SQL Server 2008 Books Online (29 June 2009)“. As mentioned previously in this blog in…

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RSS Feeds Now Available on BI Technology Pages

Continuously striving to help you find the best and latest content in the ever-growing pool of content, the SQL Server documentation team has not only redesigned our business intelligence (BI) technology pages (as I posted here earlier), but also has implemented RSS feeds on those pages: Integration Services Reporting Services Analysis Services – Data Mining…

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 now released

I’m pleased to announce the release of the first Service Pack of SQL Server 2008 is now available. Service Pack 1 (SP1) focuses on essential updates only, primarily roll-ups of cumulative updates 1 to 3 and fixes to issues reported through the SQL Server community. SP1 eases deployment and management of Service Packs by introducing…

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Excel formula to hyperlink ms-help URLs to the Web

This helpful tip comes courtesy of Matt Stroshane, a Writer on our team.   I made a little Excel formula that you might find useful when using Excel for researching or otherwise tracking help topics. This Excel formula displays the topic GUID as a hyperlink to the Web-based equivalent topic on MSDN Online. When there…

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SQL Server 2008 SP1 CTP Now Available

Just wanted to let everybody know that you can now download the Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The download is available from the Microsoft Download Center. Try the CTP today and submit feedback on the Microsoft Connect site http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver to help improve the quality of the release. Tai…

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SQL Server 2008 Books Online Release Cadence

The January 2009 update to the SQL Server 2008 Books Online has now been published to the MSDN Library, TechNet Library, and the Microsoft Download Center. The lists of new topics and updated topics with significant changes are available at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd408738.aspx. Although this release has been published to MSDN, TechNet, and the Download Center, the…

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Using SQL Server 2008 Table-Valued Parameters (TVPs) from Access

“Table-valued parameters (TVPs) in SQL Server 2008 provide an easy way to marshal multiple rows of data from a client application to SQL Server without requiring multiple round trips or special server-side logic for processing the data. TVPs come in handy when you want to code explicit transactions inside of stored procedures, performing multiple data…

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