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January 2008 Blog Posts

SQL Server 2008 to RTM in Q3 of 2008

Francois Ajenstat posted today that Microsoft expects to release SQL Server 2008 to manufacturing in the third-quarter of 2008. Microsoft is excited to deliver a feature complete CTP during the Heroes Happen Here launch wave and a release candidate (RC) in Q2 calendar year 2008, with final Release to manufacturing (RTM) of SQL Server 2008 expected in Q3. Our goal is to deliver the highest quality product possible and we simply want to use the time to meet the high bar that you, our customers, expect. Their previous plan was to RTM in Q2...

posted @ Friday, January 25, 2008 3:58 PM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ SQL Server Stuff ]

SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer Updated (Jan 2008)

Microsoft just updated the SQL Server 2005 Best Practices Analyzer.  There are over 60 new rules included in this release.  You can find more information on the SQLCAT blog.

posted @ Saturday, January 19, 2008 9:40 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ SQL Server Stuff Utilities ]

Terminals: A Great RDP Client

One of the joys of being a consultant is trying to keep track of remote desktop connection information for a dozen clients.  Each one has multiple servers so the combination of clients, machines, user names and passwords add up quickly.  Recently I've been using Terminals to manage all my RDP connections. This is a small open-source application that provides a wrapper for the RDP client.  It allows me to securely store all my connection information for multiple machines.  Connecting to any machine I work with is as easy as selecting it from the drop down list.  As you can...

posted @ Friday, January 04, 2008 8:23 AM | Feedback (3) | Filed Under [ Utilities ]

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