# Friday, July 28, 2006

I hate the media. I hate the French. First Ivan Basso and Jan Ullrich. Now Floyd Landis. Let's not jump the gun and have a trial in the media. Let Floyd enjoy his victory until there is conclusive evidence against him.

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# Monday, July 24, 2006

Floyd Landis, a former teammate of Lance Armstrong, won the Tour de France yesterday, becoming the 3rd American to do so. That makes it 8 years in a row and 11 out of the last 21 years that an American was on top of the podium in Paris.

What makes Floyd’s win so special is that three years ago he took a massive fall and hurt his hip pretty bad-so bad he needs hip replacement surgery this fall. So the tour was a great comeback for Floyd.

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# Friday, July 21, 2006

RDs Unplugged!


So many people ask me what happens “behind closed doors” at our “RD Only” meetings. People sometimes seem jealous that we have the RD meetings and want to sneak in. They have visions of Bill Gates telling us state secrets or Program Managers giving us builds of the next next next version.


Well let me tell you that that never happens. But the meeting are a lot of fun. I think they are “RD Only” to protect the innocent. RDs tend to let loose and do things like get a guitar or harmonica and sing a song.


I will give you a glimpse into the secret world of the RD meetings. Thanks to Chad Hower for posting this blog entry of the RDs singing at the RD meeting at TechEd up in Boston last month. Download the videos, you will not be disappointed!


I also declared my love for Clemens Vasters by laying on the ground in front of traffic on the street in front of Fenway Park. See the photo here!



posted on Friday, July 21, 2006 12:00:14 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, July 13, 2006

We reached the highest point in Japan Tuesday at 5:30pm. We're huge in Japan!

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# Thursday, July 6, 2006

Italy v France. Sunday.

Go team Italia!

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# Wednesday, July 5, 2006

The Pakistan Developers Conf code and slides are available here.

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# Friday, June 30, 2006

The 2006 Pakistan Developers Conference is a smashing success! Today is Day 3, boy have they worked me hard, 3 sessions each day. The code downloads for my sessions will be available in about a week, the presentations are here for XML Part I, XML Part II (XQuery), SQL Everywhere, ASP .NET Design Patterns and Writing Secure ASP.NET Code (All user input is evil!).

I love Pakistan, I hope to be back next year. Tonight Richard and I do the closing keynote, we will be showing 3-D rendering and collaborating with WinFX (.NET 3.0), Vista, Office 2007 and Sharepoint Services 2007.



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# Monday, June 12, 2006

The USA appeared flat it its first game today. CHZ was faster and played better. We're down, but not out.

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Tomorrow Richard and I will do Session DAT 417- The Query Governor: SQL CLR in Action. Have you ever wanted to stop a user from running a query BEFORE they ran the query based on certain conditions? Conditions like the state of the server, the user’s role, or the cost of the query? That is what we will show you tomorrow, using XML Showplan, XQuery, TSQL, the CLR inside of SQL Server 2005, and the new EXECUTE AS keyword. We’re on at 2:45 on Tuesday. See you then. Bring your slow queries.


You can call it from a client (below) or all in T-SQL, your choice.



DAT417  The Query Governor: SQL CLR in Action


Day/Time: Tuesday, June 13 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM  Room: 151 AB


Speaker(s): Richard Campbell, Stephen Forte


See how .NET takes SQL Server 2005 to a whole new level! In this session, learn how to build a query governor, a set of tools for evaluating whether or not a query should be run. Most query governors are simple limiters, automatically cancelling queries when they run too long or aborting queries with too high of a cost. Using the CLR, this governor evaluates not only the cost of the query using the XML based query plan, but also the state of the server using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). Along with information about the user executing the query, see how you can dynamically assess the state of the server and cancel a query before it runs. This would not be possible without .NET being integrated into SQL Server-see how you can use this technology in your projects!

Track(s): Database Development and Administration Session Type(s): Breakout Session Session Level(s): 400


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