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Baltimore SQL Server Users Group 5/4

Last night at the Frederick .NET user group Jeremy Kadlec of Edgewood Solutions (one of the founders of the Baltimore SQL Server Users group, was a speaker.  I didn’t realize that this group met so close to where I work here in Columbia.  After checking out the website I was excited to learn that they met on the first Monday…

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SQL Server 2008 SP1 Final Released?

We’ve had an open support ticket with Microsoft due to some bugs we’re seeing with SQL Server Reporting Services 2008.  After Microsoft saying that the Update Pack 4 for SQL Server 2008 (released back in mid-March) would fix our problems, they sent us an email this week letting us know that the final version of Service Pack 1 for SQL…

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SQL Server (2008) Performance Tuning Resources

Here is a (running) list of some SQL Server Performance Tuning resources that I’ve compiled over the past week or so.  These have been helpful in educating me on the black art of database performance tuning.  I realize the title states SQL Server 2008, but really most of these probably apply for SQL Server 2005 and 2008.  I, particularly am…

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