SQL Server 2005: SP1 Already?
It seems like only yesterday when Microsoft shipped SQL Server 2005 (it was
at the end of last year), and already Microsoft is talking up new
features, new versions and its first service pack
SP1, due any day, will include database mirroring and a simplified management
option, Studio Express. Microsoft is also building a small footprint version,
SQL Server Everywhere Edition.
It's That Time Again...
Wiggle your toes, Patchketeers, for today is the second Tuesday of the month.
You know what that means: There's going to be a special patch. Well, we're actually
talking about at least five
patches, one of which is for a "major" IE flaw -- no big surprise
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An Over-Aggressive Filter Is Worse Than No Spam Filter
Verizon thought it was doing customers a favor with its tough-as-nails spam
filter. But when customers started complaining that mail from legitimate sources
(in my case, mistresses, bookies, hit men, parents and bosses were all being
blocked), Verizon loosened its settings, and the legal department prepped refunds
for customers. The filter didn't just block based on subject lines or keywords,
but blocked mail wholesale from entire geographic areas (if your mistress was
from Asia, forget about it!).
Affected consumers can be compensated up to a whopping $28 -- after they fill
out piles of paperwork. I'd rather just get my mail, thank you.
Doug Barney is editor in chief of Redmond magazine and the VP, editorial director of Redmond Media Group.