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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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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SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 and Documentation Released

Hi everybody! here is a new Christmas present for you all — the release of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3), and supporting documentation, including: SQL Server 2005 SP3 Download Updated SQL Server 2005 Feature Pack  Updated SQL Server 2005 Books Online for download on the Microsoft Download Center Updated SQL Server 2005 Books…

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SQL Server 2008 Books Online Now Available

I am very pleased to announce that SQL Server 2008 Books Online is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center in 11 languages. The final version of the documentation is now currently being published to the MSDN Library and TechNet Library, and should appear at those locations soon.   To read more about the…

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Annotating SQL Server Books Online

With Release Candidate (RC0) of SQL Server 2008, we have now enabled the Community Content feature on the SQL Server 2008 Books Online. This is the same feature that has been enabled on the SQL Server 2005 version of the documentation for about a year now. While not intended as a means to ask questions…

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SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate Now Available!

We’re getting very close to the final release of SQL Server 2008, and I am pleased to inform you all that as of today the Release Candidate (RC0) version is now available for download. SQL Server 2008 RC0 is available in the following languages: Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese English French German Italian Japanese Korean Spanish…

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Tagging SQL Server documentation

If you’ve ever happened to find a SQL Server documentation topic that you were looking for and wanted to be able to come back to it later, you very likely have created a Favorite or Bookmark to it. But if you do that very frequently, your list of Favorites will end up growing very large…

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New SQL Server 2008 Scoped Search Macro

Awhile back, I wrote about a SQL Server 2005 Scoped Search Macro that uses Windows Live Search to help you narrow your search to just the SQL Server 2005 Books Online documentation and eliminate extranneous results from other sources. Now, we have created a new scoped Search macro that does the same thing for the…

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SQL Server 2008 February CTP Books Online Now Available

Hi everybody,  I realize it has been quite awhile since my last post, sorry about that. We on the SQL Server team have been very busy lately, with the joint SQL Server/Visual Studio/Windows Server Launch coming up next week. As part of that, we have been working on making improvements and updates to the CTP…

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