Geoff N. Hiten Blog

SQL Server thoughts, observations, and comments

Successful Failure

Microsoft has successfully migrated its SQL Server support forums to a platform guaranteed to eliminate an estimated 20-30% of all corporate users. By including the word "social" in the URL, most corporate firewalls will block access automatically. Read more →

PowerShell, Sport of the Future

/w:sdtpr/w:sdtNo wait, that’s kickboxing.PowerShell is the something of the future.The management interface, the uber-scripting language, the what??? PowerShell, and its SQL-targeted implementation shipped with SQL Server 2008, brings to mind Michael Faraday’s response when asked “What use is electricity? Read more →

More, More, More

Fast on the heels of SQL 2008 is the Feature Pack for SQL 2008. Cool goodies include stand-alone installers for SQLCMD and the SQL Native Client, SQL 2008 Server Management Objects, SQL 2008 pre-defined Policies, and lots more. Read more →


Hopefully, I won't need a CATCH Block.  In case that opening sentence didn't give you a hint, I am a bit of a tech geek. Bill Graziano talked me into joining this merry band while at the PASS summit last week. Read more →