MSDN Ultimate Subscription Winner

It’s been a busy week and I haven’t been able to put the time in to picking the winner for the MSDN Ultimate Subscription contest I was running through July 31st.  I know I suck. Tonight during a client’s SQL Server 2008 migration I took a couple minutes to write down the names of each … Continue reading MSDN Ultimate Subscription Winner

What Would You Build? MSDN Subscription Giveaway

Along with a number of my MVP peers, I received three (3) MSDN Ultimate subscriptions.  These were sent to us with the intention of finding someone that hasn’t had the opportunity to use Visual Studio 2010 and provide them with the opportunity to get in and play with it.  MSDN Ultimate Subscription If you aren’t … Continue reading What Would You Build? MSDN Subscription Giveaway

Discover SSD… or PASSMN April Meeting (4/20/10)

Yesterday I mentioned the upcoming SQL Server 2008 R2 launch event, and today I’m going to bring up this months Minnesota SQL Server User Group (twitter) meeting.  This month’s meeting will be sponsored by Fusion-IO.  Besides the pizza and drinks, they’ll be discussing SSD and some of their products.  If you want to get an … Continue reading Discover SSD… or PASSMN April Meeting (4/20/10)

Free Brains… I Mean Beta Exams

Part of being in the technology industry requires a constant dedication to learning.  The world is a constantly changing place and the things you know today aren’t going to be cutting edge tomorrow.  Those that stay in place and don’t change with the times can sometimes appear to be zombies.  Just drooling along from one … Continue reading Free Brains… I Mean Beta Exams

Say what?! DB Pro 2008 installation didn’t work?

I'm sitting around tonight trying to reverse engineer a database with Database Professional 2008 and I get this unexpected error.  (they're all unexpected, aren't they) --------------------------- Microsoft Visual Studio --------------------------- Could not load file or assembly 'System.Data.SqlServerCe, Version=3.5.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=89845dcd8080cc91' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. --------------------------- OK   --------------------------- … Continue reading Say what?! DB Pro 2008 installation didn’t work?

Database Edition msdb Sample Database Projects

I've been working with Database Professional a little bit more these days.  One of the databases that I've been working on for a while provides a number of diagnostic features that utilizes some msdb stored procedures. Fortunately, going forward I can stop ignoring the systax errors that occurs because of those cross-database references.  The Visual … Continue reading Database Edition msdb Sample Database Projects