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The Bit Bucket is moving!
Published Fri, Feb 1 2008 2:13 |
Hi Folks, I've decided to migrate my blog to SQLBlog.com. The new subscription feed is: http://sqlblog.com/blogs/greg_low/rss.aspx Regards, Greg
Learning Mandarin and Windows Vista
Published Sun, Jan 27 2008 12:25 |
Some readers will know that I've been learning Mandarin lately. It's been really interesting. Most people assume I want to do it because my wife Mai is of Chinese Vietnamese heritage. No such luck as her family speak Tieu Chow, a dialect spoken...
SQL Server 2008 now Q3
Published Fri, Jan 25 2008 21:49 |
SQL Server 2008 has now officially slipped to Q3 this year. Details are at: http://blogs.technet.com/dataplatforminsider/archive/2008/01/25/microsoft-sql-server-2008-roadmap-clarification.aspx
SQL Down Under show 29 - Richard Tkachuk - SQL CAT team and SQL Server Analysis Services
Published Thu, Jan 24 2008 3:06 |
SQL Down Under show 29 with SQL CAT team member Richard Tkachuk discussing the CAT team, working with Analysis Services and what's coming in 2008 for Analysis Services is now available for download from www.sqldownunder.com .
SQL Server 2008 - How effective was my backup compression?
Published Sun, Jan 20 2008 10:27 |
I've had a number of people ask me how you can tell if the backup compression in SQL Server 2008 really is effective. The easy answer is to try it and look at the results. To compress a backup, you need to choose the "Compress Backup" option...
Playing videos and sound in Windows Server 2008 using a Virtual PC (VPC)
Published Fri, Jan 18 2008 3:24 |
Over recent weeks, I've been involved in building some of the launch materials for the worldwide SQL Server launch events later this year. In the filestream section, I wanted to play a wmv file ie: a video. I thought "that can't be too hard"...
SQL Down Under show 28 - Ed Lehman
Published Fri, Jan 18 2008 3:22 |
SQL Down Under show 28 is now up on the www.sqldownunder.com download site. In this show, my guest Ed Lehman (the community lead for SQL Server at Microsoft) discusses the community around SQL Server, the MVP program, the Connect feedback site, the newsgroups...
SQL Down Under show 27 - SQL Legend - David Campbell
Published Fri, Jan 11 2008 10:17 |
Regular readers will notice that I've stepped up the pace of podcasts lately. I'm intending to maintain a one-per-week pace now. Last week, I was pleased to have had old friend Chris Randall on the show. Recording today's show was another...
SQL Server 2008 Readiness Events in Australia coming up
Published Thu, Jan 10 2008 3:06 |
Sharmilla Gosai and our friends at Microsoft Australia have announced SQL Server 2008 readiness events. These include jumpstart sessions specifically targets at administrators, developers and business intelligence professionals. These events offer up...
SQL Down Under show 26 - Chris Randall - SQL Server Certification
Published Sat, Jan 5 2008 0:31 |
Hi Folks, SQL Down Under show 26 with guest SQL Server MCT Chris Randall is available now from www.sqldownunder.com . In this show, Chris discusses the pros and cons of certification, its perceived value, the SQL Server certifications available and some...
New Australian SQL Server MVP
Published Thu, Jan 3 2008 13:12 |
I heard the great news tonight that our Canberra mate Jeff Wharton has been appointed into the SQL Server MVP program. Outstanding news Jeff ! Congratulations!
Free SQL Server 2008 Virtual Event
Published Thu, Jan 3 2008 6:34 |
Solid Q along with our friends and sponsors at SQL Server Magazine are running a free virtual SQL Server 2008 event. The aim is to show you ways to make better use of your existing investment in SQL Server 2000 or 2005 while finding out how SQL Server...
And a New Site for CodeCampOz
Published Tue, Jan 1 2008 13:35 |
Mai has also been helping me update the site for CodeCampOz. The updated site is still at: www.codecampoz.com . Again, it'd be great to have your feedback. CodeCampOz will be on again April 26th/27th (Saturday/Sunday) 2008. Be there!
A New Site For SQL Down Under
Published Tue, Jan 1 2008 6:30 |
I hope all readers are having a great start to the new year. We've been revamping a number of our web sites over the last few weeks. First off the block is the new site for SQL Down Under: www.sqldownunder.com . Hopefully it's easy to navigate...
Book: The Exceptional Presenter - Timothy Koegel
Published Mon, Dec 31 2007 2:37 |
When I am travelling, I try to make sure I have enough books with me to read. I estimate how much time I'll have for reading and look at the books in my "to be read" pile. It's always a tradeoff between having enough books and the weight...
Developer Productivity - MIA?
Published Sat, Dec 29 2007 22:02 |
Much Ado About Dates
Published Sat, Dec 22 2007 0:47 |
I just did a short article for the PASS newsletter on SQL Server 2008 and date/time types. I thought I'd copy it here too: SQL Server 2008 introduces a wave of changes in the way we use and process dates and times in SQL Server. Reportedly, having...
Published Sat, Dec 22 2007 0:40 |
I had a colleague today who said "sorry about the PDA typing" when sending an email. It made me reflect on the change that PDA devices have had on the email system. I used to think that SMS messages (ie: texts) that the teenagers send to each...
Keynote at PASS summit - Dusseldorf
Published Wed, Dec 19 2007 6:49 |
On another PASS-related topic, I'm really honoured to have been appointed as the keynote speaker for the PASS summit in Germany in April 2008. Details are at: http://www.european-pass-conference.com/ If any reader is attending, please find me and...
PASS board meeting
Published Wed, Dec 19 2007 6:44 |
Over the last few weeks, I also attended the board meeting for PASS ( www.sqlpass.org ). I was voted onto the board this year and at the board meeting, it was confirmed that I will now take on the role of Director for Chapters. I'm very excited about...
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