Kathy Blomstrom

Kathy
Blomstrom

Kathy Blomstrom is former managing editor of SQL Server Magazine.

Articles
Foundation for the Future
In an exclusive interview with SQL Server Magazine, Gordon Mangione, Microsoft's new vice president for SQL Server, talks about SQL Server's central role in the .NET strategy.
Microsoft Posts Fix for Visual Studio's T-SQL Debugger 1
Microsoft has posted a downloadable fix for a problem with the T-SQL debugger in Visual Studio 6.0, Enterprise Edition.
Microsoft Releases Analysis Services Performance Fix
A new Microsoft article, "FIX: Query Performance Slower When Client Locale Differs from Server Locale," explains a fix for a known SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services problem.
Microsoft Releases SP2 for Office 2000 Developer Tools
Microsoft's new Office 2000 Developer Tools Service Patch 2 (SP2) updates the Workflow Designer for SQL Server to support SQL Server 2000 and includes the latest updates for the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) tools.
Support WebCast: SQL Server 2000 Multiple Instances
Microsoft will host a WebCast about SQL Server 2000's multiple-instance support Thursday, March 22, at 10 AM (Pacific time).
SQL Server 2000 Wins eWEEK eXcellence Award
SQL Server 2000 has claimed eWEEK's 2001 eXcellence Award for best enterprise systems development tool.
Microsoft Releases Fix for Replication Problem
SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 3 (SP3) includes a fix for a problem with transactional replication of updates.
Microsoft to Host Log-Shipping WebCast
Microsoft will host a Support WebCast about SQL Server 2000's log-shipping functionality February 15 at 10 A.M. (Pacific time).
Microsoft Articles Clarify SQL Server Functions
Microsoft has posted two new Knowledge Base articles that clarify how the ODBC driver for SQL Server 2000 and 7.0 returns messages from certain commands and how to create a SQL Server 2000 Blackbox trace.
WebCast to Cover SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition
Microsoft will host an overview of the SQL Server CE architecture during a January 25 WebCast at 10 A.M. (Pacific time).
Microsoft Articles Cover Transferring Logins with DTS and a Stored Procedure Bug
Microsoft has posted two new Knowledge Base articles for SQL Server: one that explains how to transfer logins and passwords between SQL Server 2000 or SQL Server 7.0 servers and one that provides workarounds for a SQL Server 2000 stored procedure bug.
Support WebCast: Understanding INSTEAD OF Triggers
Microsoft will host a support WebCast January 16 at 10 A.M. (Pacific Time) about SQL Server 2000's new INSTEAD OF trigger support.
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Aug 28, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 2: Putting AlwaysOn into Context

Despite similar intentions and high-level goals, the ways in which AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances and AlwaysOn Availability Groups tackle high availability and disaster recovery are quite different....More
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Aug 26, 2014
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 1: Introduction

While AlwaysOn Availability Groups are a powerful solution that let DBAs tackle both high availability and some disaster recovery concerns from within a single, unified, set of technologies and tooling, AlwaysOn Availability Groups also come with a number of challenges....More
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Aug 15, 2014
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