SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack Plans

May 29th, 2014

Microsoft have announced the plans for the last Service Packs for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 to be released after the end of mainstream support for both of these versions come July 8, 2014. You can find out more about what this means for you.

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My Journey to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master

October 4th, 2013

In this post I am going to take you through my journey to becoming a Microsoft Certified Solutions Master.

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SQL Server Database Maintenance

December 20th, 2011

As a DBA or Consultant, Database Maintenance is one of the most important tasks that needs to be implemented. What..

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Recursive Common Table Expression

December 17th, 2011

Microsoft introduced the Common Table Expression (CTE) with the release of SQL Server 2005, so it has been around for..

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SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CU5

October 9th, 2011

Microsoft has released Service Pack 1 Cumulative Update 5 for you to download as of 22 February 2012. The download..

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SQL Server 2008 SP3 CTP

August 24th, 2011

Microsoft has released Service Pack 3 CTP for you to download as of 22 August 2011. The download of SP3..

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SQLDiag Configuration Tool

May 1st, 2011

A new tool became available on the 27th April 2011 and is available for download from Codeplex . This tool..

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Failed :(0) Alter failed for server “ComputerName\Instance”;

April 20th, 2011

Being on-call I received an alert for a client with the following message – ‘The following jobs(s) failed to execute..

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Windows Server 2008 Cluster Disks Issues

March 3rd, 2011

When building a Windows Server 2008 Stretch cluster you may experience some issues when adding some clustered disk. In this blog I discuss how to get around this issue and how to use cluster.exe to achieve the desired outcome with a working Cluster.

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SQL Server 2008 SP2

December 6th, 2010

SQL Server 2008 SP2 was made available in September 2010. If you want to stay up to date with your..

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SQL Server 2008 SP1

December 6th, 2010

SQL Server 2008 SP1 was made available in August 2009. If you want to stay up to date with your..

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