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Continuing on with [story:sqlserver2005-mirroring-tfs]. If you needed to make changes to your TFS Sharepoint deployment, v1.0 options are very limited. Microsoft do have a TechNote on configuring TFS to use a Remote SharePointServer. The good news is that the next version should have a lot more configuration options.
Microsoft is holding a technical chat session with the product group responsible for Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. This is a great opportunity to find out the latest developments and ideas that Microsoft have on this new product and influence changes for the future. In local Sydney Australia time the chat will be […]
As Team Foundation Server (TFS) becomes the source code repository for more and more teams, SQL Server DBAs are ultimately responsible for the backup and availability of these databases. Sudhir Hasbe the Program Manager for Team Foundation Server has noted that SQL Server 2005 Mirroring will provide a warm standby but TFS will not automatically […]
Irena Kennedy has a neat trick for SQL Server Management Studio to quickly display some rows from a table, or get the metadata on columns of a table: a keyboard shortcut that is fast and works in any database. Has anyone else created similar keyboard shortcuts like this? Leave your comment here.
Paul Randal has been writing an excellent series on how DBCC CHECKDB works within SQL Server. Explaining how SQL Server 2000 and 2005 present a consistent view of the data for checking and why that is important. Paul moves onto what CHECKDB really does and then [story:sqlserver2005-dbcc-for-vldb]. Paul Randal worked as the Lead Developer / […]
Paul Randal who was previously the Lead Developer / Manager for a team working on the SQL Server Storage Engine, has written a short article on the challenges and some options for using DBCC CHECKDB in a VLDB. If you are looking after databases in the hundreds of GB or more than a TB, read […]
Today marks the release of CTP6 of Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals. I’m pretty excited to see the development of this Visual Studio product. Finally database developers will be able to work like other programmers. Extreme Programming methods will be useful. Through Visual Studio projects and source control more developers will be able […]
Oren Eini gives a naughty but neat tip on using the RunAs command in windows without being prompted for a password each time: runas /savecred /user:user-to-run-as command-to-run It saves the runas user credentials. Pretty neat if you have a long/difficult service account password to remember. Just be sure to never do this on your production […]
Need an MVP? Or just want to verify someone’s status? Microsoft’s MVP Awardees search can help you out. Here’s the current list of SQL Server MVPs in Australia and the worldwide list. Not all MVPs are on there, quite a few choose to hide from the limelight. Not on there yet? (Me either). Become visible […]