Kimberly on .NET Rocks Again – Friday, April 22, 2005 @ 3PM Pacific Time

OK, so I’m going to do it again… I’m going back on .NET Rocks with Carl and Richard. We’re going to try to stay focused and focus on SQL Server – 2000 and 2005. I’m looking forward to chatting about events, conferences and ways to improve performance/availability! I’m also excited to chat more with Toy […]

So many ways to get your hands on SQL Server 2005

For the past couple of years, the early betas of SQL Server 2005 were very limited and even the events were somewhat limited – limited primarily to large customers under NDA, MVPs, RDs, and very dedicated SQL Server specialists. So far, only the SQL Express 2005 Edition made it on microsoft.com for download (click here […]

SQLCLR: A DBA’s friend or foe?

When I first heard about “stored procedures being written in C#, VB.Net, … etc.” I remember thinking; Is Transact-SQL dead? Am I out of a job? What does this mean for me and for DBAs in general? Luckily, I learned quickly that not only is Transact-SQL not dead but it’s got some significant improvements that […]