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  • After the Upgrade, it runs differently…

    I got a question yesterday in the mail that I thought I would just answer here in a broad context. While I can’t troubleshoot or do performance tuning from a distance, there are some interesting concepts and suggestions this e-mail brings up: “I have recently seen a change from SQL Server from 2005 to 2008 in where it handles CASE statements ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on December 1, 2009
  • Some updates to SQL Server 2008 SP1 CU4 you may not have noticed

    Back on September 21/22, Microsoft released its most recent cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008.  For RTM, this was Cumulative Update #7 (10.00.1818), and for SP1, this was Cumulative Update #4 (10.00.2734). However, if you have requested the SP1 CU #4 hotfix download since November 4th, the download page has some new files up there, ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 8, 2009
  • Connect Digest : 2009-08-22

    I rounded up a few interesting items this week. Does ''1/10/1900'' mean January 10th, or October 1st? This item demonstrates that Microsoft isn't all that concerned about publishing sample code that uses ambiguous or troublesome formats for date literals.  Initially the Books Online topics mentioned in the item used ''1/10/1900'' as a ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on August 21, 2009
  • SQL Server 2008 Books Online update is available

    Well, let me be more precise: there is an updated version of Books Online online.  As reported earlier by Buck Woody, the online version of SQL Server 2008 Books Online has been updated (we are seeing the updates now but the content was refreshed June 29th).  The download has not been made available as of yet; this usually takes several ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on July 7, 2009
  • More info on the May 2009 update to SQL Server 2008 Books Online

    I finally got around to installing this update today, and thought I would mention a few things. Don't be surprised that ''Books Online (May 2009)'' actually says ''April 2009'' in the application's title bar and on any page which states the version.  (I already received one private message asking me why they got the April version instead ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on May 22, 2009
  • New version of SQL Server 2008 Books Online is available

    Yesterday Microsoft released a new downloadable version of Books Online for SQL Server 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=765433f7-0983-4d7a-b628-0a98145bcb97
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on May 21, 2009
  • Did You Know? A New SQL Server 2008 Books Online Update is Available

    When I searched for ''sql server 2008 books online update'', the first non-advertising hit I got was labeled August 2008, and I already have a Books Online download for August.     However, when I clicked on the link I was taken to a page to download a brand new January 2009 Update::     So here's the ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on February 2, 2009
  • Did You Know? You can search the web-only Books Online

    You might be aware (from other bloggers on this site) that there is a new web-only Books Online for SQL Server 2008 available at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd239407.aspx.  Like Tibor, I prefer a downloadable BOL, partly because I do a lot of research and writing while traveling and I don't always have an internet connection, ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on November 11, 2008
  • New (web) update for SQL Server 2008 Books Online

    Fire up your SQL Server 2008 Books Online (BOL) and check the date. You should find this in any article (except for the very start page). RTM of SQL Server 2008 shipped with a BOL which has ... hmm,... doesn't have a date (just checked in a virtual machine). OK, so if you don't find a date (year month) you have the BOL which shipped with ...
    Posted to Tibor Karaszi (Weblog) by TiborKaraszi on November 5, 2008
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