LINQ to SQL in Action: Joining and Grouping Commented on: 5 years ago (May 12, 2009) Marco, thanks for your comment. Here's Dino Esposito's reply: "The reader is right when he says that most of the time T-SQL statements written by programmers are the main cause of troubles. However...
SQL Server 2008’s T-SQL Features Commented on: 6 years ago (February 25, 2009) Thanks for the feedback; I'm glad you find the executive summaries useful!
Build the Numbers Table You Need Commented on: 6 years ago (February 19, 2009) Uh oh, I don't know what happened to the article, but I'll get the problem fixed as soon as possible. Anne Grubb, web editor
SSAS 2005: Cube Performance Tuning Lessons Learned Commented on: 6 years ago (December 10, 2008) kcrevier, you're right, the link is broken, although the URL is correct. I will fix this--thanks for pointing it out.
SQL Server 2008 Editions - 30 Oct 2008 Commented on: 6 years ago (November 6, 2008) ledman, here's Mike Otey's response to your question: "Yes. The SQL Server 2008 Developer Edition can be used by multiple developers. You don’t need a separate copy for each developer." Thanks for...
Performance Effects of Using GUIDs as Primary Keys Commented on: 6 years ago (October 23, 2008) Eugene, thanks for pointing out the missing links. I've updated them with the correct URLS in the article. The links are: The Cost of GUIDs as Primary Keys, http://www.informit.com/articles/article....
Check It Out: Video Series: SQL Server Express Edition for Beginners Commented on: 6 years ago (September 18, 2008) The SQL Server Express video series is at this link now: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/editions/express/learnvideos.mspx. It appears that Microsoft changed the link to the videos since the article was...
Migrating to SQL Server 2008 Commented on: 6 years ago (August 18, 2008) Hi pward, Thanks for your feedback. Have you checked out any of the articles or other resources in the Learning Path, Related Articles, and resources lists--see the list titled "Learning Path,"...
Using DTS to Populate a Data Warehouse Commented on: 6 years ago (July 24, 2008) Thanks, Marcos. As you mentioned, we do have online archives for SQL Server Magazine articles, going back to the first issue--March 1999. I often see reader comments on older articles and am glad to...
Rebuild Only the Indexes that Need Help Commented on: 6 years ago (July 1, 2008) DHAY1999, thanks for notifying us of the problem. The procedure in Listing 1 does indeed appear incomplete. I will contact the editor and get the problem resolved ASAP.

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