Last week at the PASS Summit in Charlotte, NC, the update of my whitepaper for CTP2 was released.
The manager supervising the paper at Microsoft told me that David DeWitt himself said some very nice things about the technical quality of the paper, which was one of the most ego enhancing compliments I have ever gotten! Unfortunately, Dr. DeWitt said those things at his “After-the-keynote” session, not in the keynote that was recorded, so I only have my manager’s word for it. But I’ll take what I can get.
If you’d like to read the update, which has information about the new “range” indexes, natively compiled procedures, checkpoint files, recovery and garbage collection in addition to all the content from the CTP1 paper, you can get it here:
There will be more enhancements made for RTM, including some graphics for the index maintenance operations on range indexes, plus best practice suggestions. These enhancements may be in the form of a third paper, but they might be in book form. I’ll let you know!