I was at the SQL Server PASS Summit in Seattle last week and one of the big announcements was that SQL Server code name Denali (SQL11) is officially named SQL Server 2012 (scheduled for release early in the year)! Here is the proof: Exciting news, lots of great enhancements to come!
S QLRally is only two days away! I am deadlocked here looking at the schedule and trying to make a list of sessions to attend. Such a great line-up of quality content and talented speakers, too bad my concurrency model is not as good as in SQL Server. 🙂 I may have to do some […]
SQL Server 2011 (code named Denali) CTP1 was announced in November 2010 during the SQL PASS Summit in Seattle. While a bit disappointing not to see the much anticipated full implementation of the window functions (hope we will still see that in a future CTP version), it offers some interesting new programmability features. These new […]
Defensive programming is a much avoided topic by developers. Rushing to deliver features is almost always prioritized higher than spending time to defensively program code for robustness. Especially in the database world where this concept is much misunderstood. This is why it was real pleasure to read Alex Kuznetsov’s book "Defensive Database Programming with SQL […]
S QLRally is the new regional PASS conference hosted in Orlando. It will happen on May 11- May 13 2011 and brings two full days of technical training and an optional day of pre-conference seminars. If you have been to one of the PASS SQLSaturday events then you can expect the same atmosphere of great […]
In my previous post I’ve shown how to convert the public key of an XML formatted RSA key to the more widely used PEM format. The only limitation of the solution was that since it utilizes the Cryptographic Next Generation (CNG) algorithms it is usable only on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. So […]