SQL Server Day 2009

The Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing the second SQL Server Day on the 3rd of December.  Last year about 200 people gathered for this event and of course we hope to have even more this year!Please visit http://www.sqlserverday.be for more information and registration (coming soon). There will be in-depth sessions on SQL Server 2008 as well as…

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Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 SP1

The third cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 SP1 is now available @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971491.This will take you to build 10.00.2723. People using the auditing function will probably be interested in the following fix http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967552.

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Data Compression and Heaps

I think we can all agree that Data Compression is a great new functionality in SQL Server 2008.  I know many of you have been experimenting with it but there was one little catch I wanted you to be aware of.When you apply page compression to a table the pages get compressed when they are…

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Cumulative update package 2 for SQL Server 2008 SP1

The second cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 SP1 is now available @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970315.This will take you to build 10.00.2714. And do not forget the “Lock Pages In Memory” change (here)!

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Lock Pages In Memory in SQL Server Standard Edition

Until now “Lock Pages In Memory” was an option only available to SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers.  Very simply put it prevents SQL Server from paging out the memory it has allocated (a deep explanation can be found in the references below).  We got a lot of feedback from customers who wanted to have support for this in…

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Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2008 SP1

Wow, the guys in the SQL Server team are working really hard.The first CU for SQL Server 2008 SP1 has already been released and will take you to build 10.00.2710. More information here.

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

We are very proud to announce the release of the first service pack for SQL Server 2008. With the release of SQL Server 2008 we have also made great investments in the installer.  I am sure you have all noticed that the setup experience is completely different from the previous version of SQL Server.  By…

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Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008

The guys that deliver the CUs sure do a great job, yet another one delivered on time.This one will take you to build 10.00.1798. More information here.

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SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 – CTP

We are very pleased to announce the first CTP of Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008.Apart from all the fixes we also made a couple investments that you will appreciate.  The change that will make many of you very happy is that we now allow slipstreaming of service packs and hotfixes!!! Read more or Download

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The Data Loading Performance Guide

SQL Server has been gaining a lot of credibility in the data warehousing market the last couple of years.  With that the challenge arises more and more to load massive amounts of data in SQL Server.  Obviously this is a matter of good hardware in combination with the ‘right’ way of doing things.  Lucky for us there is…

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