Finally I am attending PASS Summit 2011

I am excited to be participating in PASS Summit 2011. I have been planning to attend the annual PASS Summit for the last 3 years, but was never able to attend. This year’s PASS SUmmit is taking place during October 11-14 at Seattle, WA.  I now have to plan my trip for the first PASS Summit. Since this is not like an ordinary training program. It is at PASS Summit where I would be able to meet many of the SQL Server MVP’s and fellow SQL techies. This trip should provide me a good networking oppurtunity, and I am very eager to be there..

 Hopefully, I shall try to write more on my PASS Summit experience through this blog…..

– Bru Medishetty

Cannot access SQL Server 2000 Activity Monitor in SQL Server 2008 or above

If you are using SQL Server Management Studio in SQL Server 2008, 2008 R2 or above, you can acces the previous versions of SQL Servers from the Management Studio as shown in the picture below. I am using SSMS in SQL Server Code-Named Denali (CTP 3) and I am connected to a SQL Instance of the same version as that of the Management Studio. I am also connected to another SQL Server which is SQL Server 2000.

In order to open the activity monitor, I right-click on the connected server (SQL 2000 here…) and choose Activity Monitor from the popup menu.

We get the following error indicating that we cannot access activity monitor of SQL Server 2000 instance inside Management Studio.

The reason for this is, SQL Server Activity Monitor in SQL Server 2008 and above, utilizes the Dynamic Management Views (DMVs) introduced in SQL Server 2005. Whereas, activity monitor in SSMS 2005 is designed for backward compatible so that we can still be able to work with SQL Server 2000.

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SQL Server Management Studio in Denali

Microsoft has released Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) for its next version of SQL Server code named Denali. As I had done in the past, I downloaded a copy and started exploring the new release. The below screen shot is the splash screen for the Management studio.  



There are plenty of new features in this version of release. I look forward to share those as I stumble upon them.

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