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The SQL Server 2008 R2 Express editions has increased the database size limit to 10Gb from the previous limit of 4Gb. This is great news for many developers, as the 4Gb limitation was by far the most difficult barrier preventing Express adoption. With Read More...
SQL Server Database Mirroring uses an encrypted connection to ship the data between the principal and the mirror. By default RC4 encryption is enabled and used. The endpoint can be configured to use AES encryption instead, or no encryption. The overhead Read More...
This blog posting is meant to bring attention to the fact that I'm doing a preconference talk, "A Day of SQL Server Security" at TechEd 2010 in New Orleans in June. OK, the TechEd folks asked me to publicize it. I'm also doing two breakout Read More...
Last week I did a talk at SQLConnections on SQL Azure Database and Data-Tier Applications (DAC). At the time (it was the day of Visual Studio 2010 launch), I explained that conference abstracts had to be submitted 6 months ago. At the time, because of Read More...
I did a few demos in the spatial visualization talk at SQLConnections using the AdventureWorks 2008 data. The Person.Address table is all geocoded and so I did a quick map in SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 using individual addresses. Followed up Read More...
I had a great time at SQLConnections last week, and got to talk to a lot of the attendees and speakers during lunches and breaks. It was interesting talking about some controversial topics (like Entity Framework/TSQL or the Data Tier Application) and Read More...
Some of you already know this: I am again FTE with Microsoft. I was in a contract for a very interesting project with Microsoft IT over the past months in a vendor position, and getting back in touch with the cool stuff that goes on inside Microsoft kindled Read More...
I became aware of Danah Boyd's research a few years ago when I somehow stumbled over one of her papers discussing social networking sites. Since that time Danah Boyd has joined MSR and more recently she gave a couple of interesting talks about privacy Read More...