Building SQL Server and .NET Applications

A blog about building multi-tier applications using SQL Server and .NET

Unit testing multi-threaded WPF applications

While working to make a WPF application more responsive by offloading time consuming operations to...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 06/09/2015

Strange error when using Start-CopyAzureStorageBlob

Every so often you need to copy a bunch of blob data around in the cloud. The...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 03/26/2015

How much space does each table take up?

In the DevOps world space matters, especially when you are using PAAS databases in the cloud such as...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 03/10/2015

Back from blogcation

Well, it's been a while, but I'm back from my extended blogcation. Since my job has shifted again,...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 08/22/2014

Moving to Technet

It occurs to me that this topic is probably more relevant to folks who read blogs at Technet. So,...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/17/2012

SQL Azure Management Pack CTP2 Now Available on the Download Center

The first exciting news I have in the operations and manageability space is that there is now a...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/17/2012

And now for something completely different!

For many years this blog has been about the great SQL Server samples which the SQL Server teams has...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/17/2012

SQL Server 2008R2 RTM Community Samples are now available.

Community sample database and sample code installers for SQL Server 2008R2 RTM are now available....

Author: BonnieFe Date: 05/25/2010

AdventureWorks Community Sample Databases available for SQL Azure

It is a delight to announce the availability of the AdventureWorks Community Sample Databases for...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 12/15/2009

SQL Server 2008 SR4 sample database installer available

Based on the success of the new sample databases installer we created for SQL Server 2008R2, we've...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 12/10/2009

Code Samples for SQL Server 2008R2 November CTP available

It is a delight to announce that SQL Server 2008R2 November CTP3 code samples are now posted to...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 12/08/2009

SQL Server 2008R2 Sample Databases Updated

The AdventureWorks sample databases for SQL Server 2008R2 have been updated and are available at...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 11/20/2009

AdventureWorks 2008R2 November CTP is now live on CodePlex!

The AdventureWorks 2008R2 November CTP sample databases are now live on CodePlex at...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 11/09/2009

SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) October 2009 Samples Refresh 3 Available

SQL Server 2008 (Katmai) October 2009 Samples Refresh 3 is now available. SQL Server 2008 (Katmai)...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 10/06/2009

VS/SSMS settings and the Fault Retry functionality

Doug Holland (a C# MVP) has opened two work items in Connect. The first one is about being able to...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 04/02/2009

The transition to community based development

The times they are a changin' When I first started working on code to share with the SQL Community...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/03/2009

New step-by-step instructions for installing sample databases

The new sample database installers which shipped at the end of October 2008 greatly simplify the...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 12/15/2008

Fault Retry provider and sample

Have you ever tried using high availability technology like SQL Server database mirroring and been...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 11/17/2008

October 2008 SQL Server Samples Refresh

We've completed an October refresh of the SQL Server 2008 samples...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 11/10/2008

Your feedback

We're currently creating plans around SQL community and samples for the next 12 months. As we build...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 09/25/2008

SQL Server 2008 Samples are here!

SQL Server 2008 samples are now available at http://codeplex.com/SqlServerSamples. That's our portal...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 08/07/2008

SQL Server 2008 is here!

Great news! SQL Server 2008 is now available for download for MSDN subscribers from...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 08/06/2008

SQLRSS: an open source project for creating an RSS feed from database changes

Have you ever wanted an RSS feed that displayed changes to a database? SQLRSS...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 06/23/2008

SQL Server 2008 RC0 is here!

SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 (RC0) has shipped! You can get RC0 from...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 06/11/2008

SQL Heroes Contest

There is a community sample contest just kicking off now. Contribute the sources for a tool or...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 03/06/2008

The AdventureWorks 2008 Family of Sample Databases

There is a new AdventureWorks family of sample databases available for SQL Server 2008 February CTP...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/28/2008

SQL Server 2008 Samples February CTP now live at CodePlex!

SQL Server 2008 February CTP is now live on http://www.microsoft.com/sql/2008/default.mspx. With...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/20/2008

FAQ Updated

Have you ever had problems installing CLR samples or the Storefront sample because you get an error...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/12/2008

SQL Server 2008 November CTP is here!

SQL Server 2008 November CTP is here: http://connect.microsoft.com/sqlserver. A lot of cool features...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 11/27/2007

Take SQL Server 2008 July CTP for a spin

SQL Server 2008 July CTP is now available at...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 08/01/2007

But wait, there's more!

Today the next release of SQL Server was announced: SQL Server code name "Katmai" or SQL Server...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 06/04/2007

SQL Server 2005 SP2a Product Samples Released on CodePlex

SQL Server 2005 SP2a Product Samples are now released on CodePlex...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 05/08/2007

A New Day for SQL Server Samples

We’ve been discussing with customers and partners and with people inside Microsoft about how we can...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 03/26/2007

SQL Server 2005 SP2 is Here!

SQL Server 2005 SP2 released to the web today. You can find it here:...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/19/2007

Who blogs about SQL Server at Microsoft ?

Who blogs about SQL Server at Microsoft? Apparently a lot of people:...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 02/19/2007

December 2006 SQL Server 2005 Samples Web Refresh

Ever wanted to install the SQL Server 2005 samples on Vista? If so, I recommend using the lastest...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 12/05/2006

PASS and SQL Samples Survey

Hello, Members of the SQL Server samples team will be at the PASS conference here is (not so sunny)...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 11/14/2006

Samples in or out of the box?

For the next release of SQL Server we're thinking of just shipping sample code on the web, instead...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 10/10/2006

Sample Web Refresh 3 now available!

Just a quick note to let you know that the SQL Server Samples for SQL Server 2005 have just been...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 07/25/2006

How to get started using SQL Server 2005

A question from one of my readers was, "How do I get started using SQL Server 2005". That is a great...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 06/21/2006

Update for AdventureWorks DB for x64 platform

There was a problem with the installer for the AdventureWorks database on the x64 platform. An error...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 06/19/2006

The April 2006 Samples Refresh is Live!

Check out the April 2006 samples refresh live at...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 04/21/2006

Start at the beginning: SQL Server Samples 101

Welcome everyone! The purpose of this blog is to chat about the samples and sample databases for...

Author: BonnieFe Date: 04/11/2006