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  • Risky Business

    Whenever I do a webcast or presentation, I always ask the audience to indicate where their organization is in relation to running SQL Server 2000 or running SQL 2005.  Recently, in an audience of about 40 people, more than half of the audience still had more than 50% of their production servers running SQL Server 2000.  One of the ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on June 24, 2008
  • Some things don't change - DB Snapshots & Backups of Snapshots

    Again, I wanted to blog about something that still does not change between 2005 and 2008. At a recent conference, there were some great questions/ideas that should make it to Connect if they haven't already. When DB Snapshots were first introduced, one of the questions that I always heard was ''Can I perform a Backup on the ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on May 7, 2008
  • In case you did not hear, PASS Call for Speakers is now open!

    In the latest PASS Community Connector, there is a call for Speakers for this year's summit in Seattle in November.  If you have never been to Seattle in November, it really makes you want to learn more about SQL Server in the breakout sessions. ;-)   But seriously, it is a great venue to meet other SQL Server professionals and ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on February 22, 2008
  • Get Ready for SQL Server 2008!

    On Jan. 24, there is a FREE virtual conference focused on SQL Server 2008.  This is not just a webcast that you can view online.  The sessions are scheduled at specific times with Live Q&A following the session from the speakers.  Grab one of your SQL buddies and sign-up to attend virtually on Jan. 24! Register Here: ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on January 19, 2008
  • Buy the first 32-bits, get the second for FREE

    I spoke at the Charlotte SQL Server User Group last night.  Will Sweeny confirmed that MSFT will continue to offer the free trade-out to 64-bit licensing from 32-bit.  In other words, if you upgraded your 32-bit SQL 2000 to 32-bit SQL 2005 and are considering a new 64-bit server, you can simply swap the 32-bit license for the 64-bit ...
    Posted to Rick Heiges (Weblog) by RickHeiges on October 17, 2007
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