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februarie 2010 - Posts

Michael J Swart posted a SQL query on his blog that produced a rendition of Botticelli’s Birth of Venus, in the spatial results tab of SQL Server Management Studio when executed. But, when everyone rushed over in anxious anticipation, some folks Read More...
The SMO libraries contain an enum for the DBCC commands: DbccCommand. But there is little explanation in the MSDN documentation what those commands are. I had a recent discussion with a developer who, understandably, expected a little cleaner explanation Read More...
I was trundling through my SQL Azure database today, looking for interesting behaviors. Found one. A "select * from sys.databases" reveals that both "snapshot_isolation_state" and "is_read_committed_snapshot_on" return 1 Read More...
There's another change to the SQL Server database engine in SQL Server 2008 R2. This concerns poison-message handling behavior in Service Broker applications. Service broker's messaging is always transactional. A RECEIVE SQL statement is transactional Read More...
As long as I'm blogging about filestreams... Folks always want to know if the filestream information can be stored on a remote share. They look kind of disappointed when they hear that the filestream filegroup must exist on a local (to the SQL Server Read More...
I was under the impression that the database engine/programming model changes in SQL Server 2008 R2 were minimal and could be counted on one hand. Today I was running an old demo that I had, having to do with filestreams on the R2 Nov CTP. Usually I run Read More...