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SQL Server 2005 September CTP Released

SQL Server 2005 September Community Technology Preview (CTP) has been released today by Microsoft and is available for download now. The September CTP will be the last CTP/Beta before Microsoft releases the RTM/Gold version in November. Its available in the same five flavours as before: Enterprise, Standard, Workgroup, Express, and Developer. Microsoft have said that […]

That warm fuzzy feeling

While I find my full-time job constantly challenging, its also like any job: limited to the current projects and development. This is not a downside, just a fact that what you do in your job will be limited by the scope of your work. Sure there’s daily study, and home projects, things you choose to […]

PromptSQL Intellisense for SQL Server user and system objects

PromptSQL Intellisense for SQL Server user and system objects

I don’t know how long I’ve been waiting for this, but someone has finally built an Intellisense tool for SQL Server Management Studio & Query Analyzer. If you’ve been using Visual Studio.Net 2003 or 2005, you’ll know how useful Intellisense is in other programming languages (it’s like auto-complete in Word). I don’t know why it’s […]

SQL Server Agent Error: [LOG] The data portion of event 17052 from MSSQLSERVER is invalid

If you’re following Microsoft’s Best Practice recommendations for securing SQL Server 2000, you should be running the SQL Server and SQL Server Agent services under separate domain user accounts (not the Local System account). Whilst setting this up you may encounter this error: [LOG] The data portion of event 17052 from MSSQLSERVER is invalid Adding […]