Everyday Adventures

SQL Server, JDBC, XA, and Windows 7

One of the Support Engineers on my team approached me the other day and asked if the SQL Server 2005...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 12/30/2009

Empty Windows

I ran into an odd behavior the other day with SSRS 2008.  I was troubleshooting a Reporting...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 11/16/2009

New and improved setspn

Ever have one of those “I want to kick myself” when you realize something you had been putting off...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 10/11/2009

UnsupportedClassVersionError – huh?!

I was recently doing some testing with the new SQL Server 2005 v2.0 JDBC driver and couldn’t get the...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 08/02/2009

GZIP Compression and Reporting Services

I recently ran into a surprising limitation in Reporting Services. I say surprising because I...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 07/19/2009

Waaay more connections than necessary

We had a dump where we got a .NET OutofMemory exception. The ASP.NET folks looked at the dump and...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 04/05/2009

Checkin’ those components!!

Well, it finally happened – Component Checker 2.0 was finally posted on Microsoft.com. I don’t know...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 12/21/2008

BOGO(HO)

OK, so I always said that I would never use my blog for a rant, but I have finally reached my limit...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 12/16/2008

What the heck is a Microsoft-hosted service?!?!!

With the recent public CTP of Azure, there has been a lot of confusion (both internally and...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 11/23/2008

Who Am I?

I work in CSS for Microsoft. My team supports almost everything related to SQL Server that is not...

Author: Evan Basalik Date: 11/02/2008