September 2008 Blog Posts
My latest Simple-Talk article is live. It's entitled Using Covering Indexes to Improve Query Performance.
Let me know what you think and if you'd like to see more articles/postings on similar topics.
Late yesterday afternoon, Microsoft posted to their download site a Release Candidate (RC1) for the Notification Services Components Package. This is essentially the same package that was released back in February 2007, with one really major exception - it supports SQL Server 2008!
As one who has worked quite a bit with Notification Services (and still I received calls and emails from around the world regarding Notification Services), I'm very glad to see this. Not only because I'm glad to see a good feature persisted a bit longer, but because Microsoft stepped up and in my opinion made good on an...
Sometimes it seems that pursuing certification in a technology is tantamount to running on treadmill.
On a treadmill you spend countless hours toiling away, working up a sweat and exerting yourself beyond what you thought you could do. At the end, you reap the benefits of your efforts; you're in better shape.
The same could be said for preparing for a certification exam. You spend hour upon hour learning a new technology, expanding your knowledge much the same way you expand your lungs while running. And at the end, you've learn a great deal, passed a few exams, and you've...
My latest article for Simple-Talk is online, Creating Technical Presentations. I'd love to hear what you think either in the comments below, or in the comments on the Simple-Talk web site.