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TFS 2010 — July 2011 Product Use Rights Updated


  Brian Harry posted this morning to his blog his interpretation of a recent change in the July 2011 PUR so those of us without a degree in law can understand it. If you are a current MSDN subscriber (with TFS) you are entitled to upgrade the SQL Edition associated with TFS to SQL 2008 […]

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SQL Server 2008 SP1 is available


SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available. You can use these packages to upgrade any SQL Server 2008 edition. Slipstream – You are now able to integrate the base installation with service packs (or Hotfixes) and install in a single step. Service Pack Uninstall – You are now able to uninstall only […]

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Get your Microsoft SQL Server® 2008 U.S. Postage Stamps


  This is so cool, I might have to order some of these myself!

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SQL Server 2008 Released


If you don’t have access to TechNet or MSDN you can grab an evaluation copy here.  If you are curious about the hardware and software requirements you can view them here. What’s New in SQL Server 2008 What’s New in SQL Server Installation What’s New (Database Engine) What’s New (Analysis Services – Multidimensional Database) What’s […]

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SQL Server 2008 RC0 available for download…


It’s here but it is only available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers at the moment so if you’ve got one you can go and download it now!  You can grab the RC0 Feature Pack also. If you’ve been thinking about getting a TechNet subscription and haven’t decided yet, you can get a 30% discount code […]

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Updated SQL Server 2008 CTP Released


Microsoft has released an updated CTP of SQL Server 2008.  You can download it here.   The last CTP was released in November of last year and this updated version is supposed to be feature complete (given the Launch is this month).    

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SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Issue


Attempting an upgrade from SQL Server 2000 to 2005 (Developer Edition) failed with the following error:   Error 1706. An installation package for the product Microsoft SQL Server Native Client cannot be found. Try the installation again using a valid copy of the installation package ‘sqlncli.msi’.   After a bit of research I found that […]

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