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MSN Messenger runs on SQL Server Backend

Just saw this over on Robert Scoble's blog. MSN Messenger is now running on a SQL Server backend. That's way cool. If that isn't a good advertisement for SQL Server's scalability I don't know what is. Read more →

SQL Injection used to create trigger

Jon Galloway blogs about a website hack. A clever use of SQL Injection that will really make the site owners look bad.  Legacy Comments Tara 2004-05-06 re: SQL Injection used to create trigger That is very interesting. Read more →

Google service once again ruined by bloggers

<Tongue location="cheek"> Google has come under fire over the past year for allowing it's prized search results to become "polluted" by weblogs and webloggers. The latest venture by the search giant, a "social networking" site named Orkut looks like suffering the same fate. Read more →

New MVP and RD announcements

It's the time of year that Microsoft start announcing the new MVPs. The big news around here is that Graz is finally an MVP. Graz started and built SQLTeam back in 2000 and the site and forums have helped out thousands of SQL Server developers since then, as well as becoming a second home for a bunch of us. Read more →

SQLTeam.com RSS Goodness

SQLTeam.com just went public about some new toys we have been playing with over the last few weeks. The first is... The SQLTeam.com Article RSS feed. Get it at http://www.sqlteam.com/rss.asp. Read more →

The case for stored procedures in ASP.NET

Rob Howard lays the smack down on anyone not using stored procedures for data access in their ASP.NET applications. Keep this link handy for the next time someone brings up the "but I want to be database independant" argument. Read more →

EQL : Emotional Query Language

Server: Msg 2812123, Level 12, State 123, Line 1 You forgot the magic word 'PLEASE'. Nice. Legacy Comments alaa 2005-08-18 re: EQL : Emotional Query Language thank u Read more →

TPC Benchmarks

News just in that HP have topped the TPC transaction benchmark with an Oracle database. Anyone have a spare TERRABYTE or RAM they can lend me ? Read more →

Clustering on a budget

To help out in this thread I dug out a couple of URLs for good clustering resources on Microsoft's site. Looking though my home Wiki for the links got me thinking about a clustering job I did early this year which was pretty scary job and nerve-wracking. Read more →

Quote of the day

from Eric Sink of SourceGear At this point, Ximian has completed 90% of the work necessary to make the Vault command-line client work on Linux and its ilk. Now we at SourceGear need to do the remaining 90%. Read more →

Weblogs 101

It's great to see a bunch of the SQLTeam regulars signed up for a weblog here. I've noticed a couple of posts from people along the lines of "I have no idea what this weblog thing is all about or what I'm supposed to do. Read more →


Scott Watermasysk, who developed this blog software (.Text) just noticed us. Cool. I'd like to very publicly thank Scott for releasing this software to the community. You rock! Read more →