SP2 must haves and SP2 compatibility

SQL Server SP2 was released last Monday. The links were posted on many blogs, so I won't repost any but the main one here. SP2 is a "major" service pack because there are a few "must have" features in addition to some rather useful improvements and quite a few bug fixes. The ones I'd consider […]

DevDays in Ghent – see you there

Next month I’m looking forward to speaking at DevDays in Ghent Belgium on SQL Server 2005 and on ADO.NET vNext. The conference is being held on 27-29 Mar, but most (all) of my talks will be on Thursday, the 29th. On Wednesday at noon, I’ll be doing a book signing at the A/W booth. If you’re around at DevDays […]

SSIS Connectivity Whitepaper is Live on Microsoft website

My SSIS whitepaper, which was available in draft form on the SSIS wiki, is live on the Microsoft web site today. For anyone who is confused by all of the whitepaper announcements lately, here is a list of titles and direct links. This one is about SSIS: Connectivity and SQL Server 2005 Integration Services http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/7/c/27cd7357-2649-4035-84af-e9c47df4329c/ConnectivitySSIS.doc […]