Archive for April, 2008

Suggest: Want a SQL Server Session? April 28th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

As an Evangelist I get an opportunity to do a variety of sessions for the India sub and I am sure I would have met quite a few of you who read my post via the events channel. As much as I try to keep the sessions content loaded, I would like to take this opportunity to also solicit your views on what will be your top 5 session requests. In otherwords, what would be the sessions that will help YOU in your day-today activities(SQL2005) and help YOU prep-up on future products(SQL2008).

What I want from you –

  • Categorize as SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 topics
  • Your session requests can be on various tracks like: SQL Administration, SQL Standards, SQL Developer, SQL Data Modelling, SQL Scripting, SQL Performance, SQL Tuning, SQL BI, Data Warehousing, VLDB, High Availability, Security, Data Loading, Best practices etc

Now you can see I have tons of ideas and variety of sessions that I want to take on various tracks. But if YOU had to priortize and suggest which would be those 5 topics on SQL 2005 and Top 5 on SQL 2008 – Which ones would they be?

You can drop a comment on this post or you can drop me a line on ITPro[at]ExtremeExperts.com and I will consolidate it as part of this post.

Lastly, you have my commitment and I will surely *try* to address them during the course of this year.

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Row Versioning Overheads April 25th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

Sunil takes a shot at explaining the nuances of Row versioning and what are the facts one need to know when working with such data. Catch the same here.

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SQL 2008 Whitepapers April 24th, 2008

Vinod Kumar

Ravi does a really good work in consolidating the whitepapers on SQL Server 2008 topics.

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How it works section April 23rd, 2008

Vinod Kumar

Catch some really cool posts by the PSS support engineers on various SQL Server topics. These are HOW TO topics, crip yet lots of internal behaviours explained.

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Windows XP SP3 – Update April 22nd, 2008

Vinod Kumar

Yup, you read it right. XP SP3 is RTMed to the OEM and Enterprise customer. Read the thread here. Interestingly as much as people are thinking on Vista deployment people are asking whether Windows XP Professional with SP3 is good enough that they can forgo deploying the Windows Vista operating system. The debate can go on and on – but here is a quick whitepaper that outlines some of the differences between these two.

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