“Quadrant” scrapped, “M” refocused – Oslo soon under water?

Mary-Jo reports that her sources tell Quadrant is going to get scrapped and the M language refocused. What’s up with the previously massive Oslo codename? Both parts were key to Oslo – in fact, the most visible parts left of the original vision that once seemed to span the data modeling needs of the entire […]

August 6, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · No Comments
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"Denali" to finally ship Oslo?

So, SQL Server vNext finally has a name. It’s Denali, and that’s a mountain in Alaska. But will Oslo finally be there? PDC 2009 revealed us something about Oslo: It’s far less than it once was, and perhaps that’s exactly the way to mature a product from a visionary cloud to a usable state. It’s […]

February 15, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 2 Comments
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SQL Server Management Studio 2008 and table re-creation

“Saving changes is not permitted. The changes that you have made require the following tables to be dropped and re-created.”… What? I was just changing the null constraint on a column, why are you talking about dropping a table? When it hits you the first time, you’re probably confused. The fix itself is easy: Just […]

January 29, 2010 · Jouni Heikniemi · 3 Comments
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