Thursday, November 29, 2007

Andy Leonard : SSIS and Visual Studio 2008


This is some really bad news.  Apparently you can't work with SSIS 2005 in Visual Studio 2008?  Don't know if this is 100% true - it really seems hard to believe.  If it is true, Microsoft has a lot of explaining to do...

I mean, could they possibly release the database edition without support for SSIS 2005?

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Scoble has 5001 friends

Robert Scoble now has 5001 Facebook friends.  Is this a change in Facebook's policy, or an anomaly?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Windows PowerShell : SQL Server Support for PowerShell!


Jeffrey Snover posted info about the latest SQL Server CTP, including the fact that PowerShell scripting will now be possible. 

Anyone who's been paying attention will not be surprised.  The last major server release was Exchange 2007, which apparently has more cmdlets than PowerShell itself.  So the next version of SQL Server was pretty much a no-brainer.

Jeffrey points out that a CTP feature doesn't mean it will be in the final product.  But I'll bet that this is either in the shipping version of SQL Server 2008 or will be made available as a free download in the SQL Server 2008 lifetime.

Now, I'd like to see the list of cmdlets, please!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Microsoft Search Server

Microsoft Search Server 2008 looks pretty neat.  I don't know much about it yet, but I'll look into it because it's yet another ifilter consumer.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Rick Heiges : Buy the first 32-bits, get the second for FREE


This post by Rick Heiges is worth pointing out.  I didn't know you could 'trade in' your 32 bit SQL Server license for a 64 bit one.