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SQL Server 2005 Express
The biggest SQL Server news from TechEd Europe this year was the debut of SQL Server 2005 Express Edition. As the newest version of Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE), SQL Server Express may not sport all the advanced features that we'll see in SQL Server 2005, but it will provide a simple development environment for building data-driven applications as well as a preview into some of the features that Microsoft is adding to SQL Server 2005.
XP SP2 and SQL Server
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) solves some serious security problems but carries with it some connectivity issues for SQL Server users. XP SP2 is more than a set of bug fixes or a rollup of Microsoft's latest security patches. XP SP2 also adds many new features to XP and changes some of the system's default security settings.
2004 PASS SQL Server Academy Delivered Top-Notch Education at Exceptional Value
From 23-25 June in Dubrovnik-Croatia 2004 PASS SQL Server Academy conferential was held in which participate more SQL Server professionals from Europe and one of them was Stefan Popovski (member and one of the promoter of PASS Macedonia) with topic "Error Handling & Optimizing T-SQL Code in SQL Server 2000.
Windows 2003 support only SQL Server 2000 SP3 and newer versions
Operating system Microsoft's Windows Server 2003 does not support SQL Server 2000 SP2 and older versions.
Microsoft replies the question about the SQL Server 2000 Setup
Look at the article "INF: Frequently Ask Questions - SQL Server 2000 - Setup".
YUKON will be presented in the Professional Developers Conference
Euan Garden, SQL Server Product Unit Manager will present YUKON, the new SQL Server in the Professional Developers Conference on 28 October at 7:30 h.
Configure your SQL Server Security for .NET applications

Without setting, SQL Server does not allow user accounts who doesnt have explicit access to some data base, table or view.

Microsoft reminds the users about the SQL Server 7.0 SP4 Patch>

Because of the existence of the new viruses, Microsoft reminds its users of the SQL Server 7.0 about the new patch.

Microsoft discounted the prize of the SQL Server Developer Edition

Microsoft released new cheap version of Microsoft SQL Server Developer Edition, discounting the prize from $499 to $49.

Web Matrix Reloaded

Microsoft released new version of ASP.NET Web Matrix free for downloading.

Slow connections and problems with the Queries are fixed

Microsoft released two new hotfix-es for SQL Server.

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