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  • How do the links in YOUR copy of SQL Server 2008 Books Online work?

    I am just taking a quick show of hands; and maybe some information, if you are willing.  (And if this hasn't happened to you, I apologize for taking up your time.) I have had various problems on multiple installations of Books Online throughout the entire Katmai / SQL Server 2008 cycle.  They have been on both 32 and 64-bit; with / ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on July 19, 2008
  • SQL Server has a new logo

    SQL Server's new logo has been published:   Courtesy of Wesley.  And I have taken a screen shot of the new splash screen for Management Studio:  
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on June 3, 2008
  • SQL Server 2008 is getting close... I can smell it!

    No, this is not a ''funny funny, ha ha!'' April Fool's Day post (though I do find those entertaining, and considered posting one myself).  This is for real, and it almost made me tingle a little.  I saw this comment from Eric Kang in a Connect item yesterday morning:''This is a known issue that we have addressed in a release candidate ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on April 1, 2008
  • Increased limits for columns / indexes / statistics

    I am still on the fence about whether this is a good thing or a bad thing.  However, in the next build of SQL Server 2008 you will be able to get your hands on, you will find that some element limits have changed, just a bit.  With the introduction of sparse columns, you can now jam 30,000 columns into a table.  No, that is not a ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on March 11, 2008
  • 16 Changed Dynamic Management Views in SQL Server 2008

    Yesterday Denis Gobo told you about 33 new DMVs in SQL Server 2008; previously, I had noticed that a few of the existing DMVs from 2005 had changed slightly.  So, Denis sparked my curiosity, and I ran the following query on a recent build of SQL Server 2008, which had a linked server pointing to SQL Server 2005: SELECT, ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on February 7, 2008
  • Connect needs an "Ignored" status

    The SQL team seems to have been quite busy recently, commenting on and closing out many bugs and suggestions that have been raised, I suppose as they close out work on the SQL Server 2008 codebase. Some (like Buck Woody and Bill Ramos, among others) have been very good about commenting that while they can't address the issue(s) for SQL Server ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on December 13, 2007
  • Registered Servers become more useful

    In playing with the latest CTP for SQL Server 2008, I stumbled across some new context menu items for a server group node in Registered Servers.  You can now right-click a group node and choose options such as ''New Query'' or ''Object Explorer.''  When I first saw the items in the list, I thought it was some kind of bug, because how can ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on December 6, 2007
  • November CTP (CTP5) is now publicly available!

    What are you waiting for?  Go get it! Why are you still reading this? 
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 19, 2007
  • November CTP : Initial impressions of SSMS changes

    [Updates below in BOLD.]On loading SSMS for the first time, I noticed a few things.  First of all, the row(s) affected message is now prefixed with information on the instance and login relevant to the query execution: As illustrated in the graphic, this information is already available in the status bar.  Why are they spoon-feeding ...
    Posted to Aaron Bertrand (Weblog) by AaronBertrand on November 18, 2007
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