Monthly Archives: September 2005

First look at Notification Services

Notification Services (NS) offers a framework for building alerting applications. The overall architecture sees event providers (File System Watcher, SQL statements, Analysis Services) that generate events. Subscribers (some UI or application) indicate that they want to receive noticifications when certain … Continue reading

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Half-Life 2 Mod Spot on MSDN website

Just a very short post on a spot I found at the MSDN website some time ago: Half-Life 2 modification programming. Not a lot of modding information there right now (just a set of links to other websites), but it … Continue reading

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Developing custom Data Integration components

You might want to build your own components for use in SQL Server Integration Services (IS) if you need some functionality that doesn’t exist just yet. This might be to simplify maintenance and make reuse easy, or because the task … Continue reading

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Hop on the SQL Server Express

Rick Heiges did a talk on SQL Server Express (SSE). SSE is the natural successor to Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine 2000 (MSDE2000) and a light-weight version of SQL Server 2005. And it is free! Here’s a summary of the … Continue reading

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How SQL Server 2005 takes control of CLR

One of the great things that I heard at the preconference session was the new way that hosts can interact with the Common Language Runtime in version 2.0.SQL Server 2005 is one of the new hosts for the CLR. Besides … Continue reading

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My take on Visual Studio Team Suite

My “trainer/coach view” on Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite just went round the world (EMEA actually) in the Beta Experience newsletter #3. Some interesting things to notice: Published September, 5th (yep, that’s when I handed the piece in) Mis-spelled my … Continue reading

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Lieke growing up

My daughter Lieke is growing up faster than I could imagine. She’s well past one year now (1 year and 3 months to be exact) and I didn’t put up a blog entry for her birthday :$So, to make up … Continue reading

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SQL Pass 2005 Preconference sessions

Just came back from two days of Bob Beauchemin‘s preconference sessions called “New Features in SQL Server 2005/.NET 2.0 for Developers – In Depth”. Slides and other materials should be up on the SQLSkills website in a couple of days … Continue reading

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SQL Pass 2005: Here we are (meeting the parents)

Howdie, y’all! My colleague Frits Ankersmit and I just arrived at the Gaylord Texan Resort (hence the connection with the movie Meet the Parents, where the main character is actually called Gaylord 😉We are in Dallas, Texas to attend the SQL … Continue reading

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PDC 2005: if you are not there

You can still get all the slides that are used on the Professional Developer Conference 2005 right here.What I picked up by browsing the PDC 2005 site:Workflow engine now has material online. Nice article by Dino Esposito and another intro … Continue reading

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