SQL Server 2005 SP3 – Beta

The first public beta of Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2005 is now available for download.  This is obviously for testing purposes only!  If you have feedback please feel free to let us know on Connect.

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Report Builder 2.0 RTM

We are very proud to announce that Report Builder 2.0 is now available for download!Check out the announcement on the RS Team Blog here or go to the download directly. This is a very important release for our BI stack since ad hoc reporting is becoming more and more important these days.  With Report Builder you…

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What happens when I update my partitioning key?

This is a question someone asked me yesterday and if you think about it, this is really a good question. The partitioning function defines on which partition the row will be mapped based on the partitioning column value.  Imagine that you have a table on which you have defined partitioning to make all rows with…

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SQL Server Kilimanjaro and Project Madison

Wikipedia says “Kilimanjaro with its three volcanic cones, Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira, is an inactive stratovolcano in north-eastern Tanzania rising 4,600 m (15,100 ft) from its base, and is additionally the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,340 ft), providing a dramatic view of the surrounding plains.”  But this week the BI Conference has kicked…

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Running SQL Server 2008 in a Hyper-V Environment

This is probably one of the most frequently asked questions since we have released Hyper-V and SQL Server 2008.I guess you all know we do support running SQL Server 2008 in a virtual environment ask explained here. Like always there is no good answer to whether you should or should not run SQL Server in…

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