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SQL Server Samples Blog

Posted October 11, 2006

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In Documentation, SQL Server, Uncategorized

On a private newsgroup I read, the question was asked: “Samples in or out of the box? For the next release of SQL Server we’re thinking of... more »

When is denormalization the best thing?

Posted October 10, 2006

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In database design, Uncategorized

Oh no, you may be thinking, he has gone off the deep end.  Preparing for his talk on normalization at PASS this year he has finally cracked and said... more »

Data correctness during the development process

Posted October 09, 2006

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In Best Practices, Development, Uncategorized

During all phases of development, particularly when building a completely new system, it is very common to have a need for data to test with.  As... more »

Red Gate’s new refactor tool CTP has been released to the public

Posted October 03, 2006

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In SQL Server, Third Party Tools, Uncategorized

A subject I have ranted about from time to time (here on the blog of course, in private I rant about this at least once a day…) is code formatting. ... more »

Another reason to hate quoted identifiers…

Posted October 01, 2006

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In SQL Server, T-SQL, Uncategorized

I was working with the Redgate compare tool today (something I am a big fan of I might add,) using it to take a snapshot of my database so I could drop all... more »

NDA’s not amongst friends

Posted September 26, 2006

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In Misc

Yesterday’s blog about the changes to metadata function changes in SP2 was one of a number things that I have recently learned about that have been... more »

Easier access to metadata coming soon to a SQL Server near you

Posted September 25, 2006

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In SQL Server, System Functions, T-SQL

This is not a scoop or anything, but it is quite newsworthy.  It is also a good way to kick off my sqlblog er…blog: Kalen Delaney – Metadata... more »