MetaPost: Windows Live Translator

Thanks to the smart people at Microsoft Research you can now have your blog posts and web pages translated into several languages – how cool! Andrew Duthie – aka .Net DevHammer – posted about this new Live functionality on his blog: This is a pretty cool tool, from the Windows Live folks, called Windows Live …
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Applying SQL Server Service Packs and HotFixes

Some notes about the SQL Server Service Pack Installation Engine. I like it – a lot. The new engine goes to great lengths to prevent my having to bounce a physical server to apply a service pack. No matter how you slice it, it takes less time to stop and restart a service than restart …
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New Features Announced In SQL Server 2008

Buck Woody, Microsoft SQL Server Program Manager, recently posted a list of enhancements in the works for SQL Server 2008 RTM in the SQL Server MVP newsgroup. The usual suspects were included in the list: Policy-Based Management (formerly DMF), Resource Governor, Multi-Server Query, PowerShell, and IntelliSense – but there are also some interesting additions that …
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SSIS 2008 Data Profiling Task

Jamie Thomson has posted a great series on the SSIS 2008 Data Profiling Task. The Data Profiling Task allows developers to quickly assess key statistics about data in a database table. When I say “statistics” I mean things like column value and length distribution, column null ratio, column patterns, and functional dependencies. You can learn more in …
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SSIS 2008 Data Profiling Task

Jamie Thomson has posted a great series on the SSIS 2008 Data Profiling Task. The Data Profiling Task allows developers to quickly assess key statistics about data in a database table. When I say “statistics” I mean things like column value and length distribution, column null ratio, column patterns, and functional dependencies. You can learn more in …
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SSIS 2008 Data Profiling Task

Jamie Thomson has posted a great series on the SSIS 2008 Data Profiling Task. The Data Profiling Task allows developers to quickly assess key statistics about data in a database table. When I say “statistics” I mean things like column value and length distribution, column null ratio, column patterns, and functional dependencies. You can learn more in …
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