Article Ideas, specifically on SQL Server 2008

June 23, 2008 at 7:58 am (Misc, SQL Server 2008) (, , )

I’m trying to come up with some ideas for an article (or six) on SQL Server 2008. I know I’m getting about 40 views a day on this blog. That must translate to about 20 users (the statistics on this site aren’t clear, so I’m guessing). Do any of you have any good questions about new functionality in SQL Server 2008? I’ve been thinking about looking at sparse columns and filtered indexes or maybe the spatial data types. Those are the topics I’m most excited about as a database developer and designer. If I think about it in terms of being an admin, policy management, the data collector, and those types of new functionality are very interesting. I’m not even sure what’s new in the BI space.

So, if you’re one of twenty people reading this, leave a comment. What interests you? What concerns you? If you’re interested in something, I’m pretty sure more people are.

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LINQ and (by extension) ORM Discussion

April 22, 2008 at 3:03 pm (Object Relational Mapping) (, , , , )

Steve Jones’ editorial today was questioning the use of LINQ. His focus was on the security aspects. The discussion went past that. This is a bit of circular reference since I posted over there and linked back to my ORM Concerns post below. There are a lot of interesting points being made. Some of it, from a DBA stand-point, is quite repetitive although I’d prefer to think of it as reinforcing. Steve’s editorial is worth a read and the discussion is excellent.

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