Friday, October 28, 2005

Visual Studio 2005/SQL Server 2005

Oh yes... blog post 1000 about the release probably :-)
But just to make sure... it has arrived!!!

Congratulations to the team and let it come to me now :-D

Thursday, October 27, 2005

MCITP: Database Developer

The Microsoft certifications have been reorganized and apparently there is a difference between a database administrator and a database developer.

A very welcome split.
The customer where I'm currently located uses this philosophy too. We have about 7 Development DBA's (including me) and 4 Operational DBA's.

Although most software developers are capable of writing queries it amazes me how little most of them *really* know about SQL Server. On the other hand a database developer's point of view is also very different from that of a database administrator.

I'd like to hear if there are any people out there opposing this split.

Anyway, check out the new certification here

Tuesday, October 25, 2005


For those, like me, that were not that lucky to attend PDC in LA:
Get the sessions here

WAITFOR to keep your UMS thread

I just love Ken's explanations :-)

Monday, October 24, 2005