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  • I Am Here To Help™

    Introduction This isn’t a trick. It’s not a gimmick. It’s not bait-and-switch. It is selfish; please allow me to explain: I Am Here To Help™ This has been my motto for the past few years. How can I serve you today? Are you thinking about starting a User Group and don’t know where to begin? I can help. Are you planning an event and encountering ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on August 19, 2011
  • SQL Server 2005 SP4

    Steve Jones (Blog - @way0utwest) shares he found a post confirming Microsoft's intention to deliver a Service Pack 4 for SQL Server 2005! Cool. Thanks for responding to the community, Microsoft. When SQL Server 2005 was released, the community told Microsoft 5 years was too long to wait for a new release of SQL Server. Since they released ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on February 15, 2010
  • Spit it out already!

    You’ve probably seen that commercial where the chewing-gum company van stalks the guy who has been chewing the same piece of gum too long, and they attack him and make him chew another piece. I feel like that with SQL Server 2000. Almost every shop I go into has at least one primary application running on SQL Server 2000. Now, don’t get me wrong ...
    Posted to Buck Woody (Weblog) by BuckWoody on January 6, 2010
  • Applying SQL Server Service Packs and HotFixes

    Some notes about the SQL Server Service Pack Installation Engine. I like it - a lot. The new engine goes to great lengths to prevent my having to bounce a physical server to apply a service pack. No matter how you slice it, it takes less time to stop and restart a service than restart the server. You will reach a point in the installation where ...
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 14, 2008
  • SQL Server Management Studio Standard Reports

    Buck Woody has a great series going on SQL Server ManagementStudio Standard Reports. The SQL Server team did a great job developing these insightful and intuitive reports. I often show them to customers and during presentations and the response is always positive. :{> Andy
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on March 11, 2008
  • SQL Nexus, SQLDiag, Retrace Information

    Ken Henderson blogs about some cool new utilities / tools for SQL Server: SQL Nexus, SQLDiag, and Retrace!  :{> Andy
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 12, 2007
  • What's That Ticking Sound?

    Microsoft SQL Server 2000 SP4 mainstream support ends 8 April 2008 and - as of the datetime of this post - they are sticking with that date. That's 4 months and 3 days from today. There are still a lot of SQL Server 2000 instances out there... :{> Andy
    Posted to Andy Leonard (Weblog) by andyleonard on December 5, 2007
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