SQL Server

Azure SQL with AAD authentication

I though this had to be an easy task. Well, actually it is. If you find the right documentation and read it in the correct order 🙂 Basically I wanted to be able to login with my AAD (Azure Active Directory) user. In the first step, the database needs to be configured for Azure Active Directory in order to add users in the second step. Configure an Administrator In the Azure portal go the the SQL server and search for “active directory” to add an Active Directory admin.

RSS feed for Knowledgebase Articles

The RSS Feed Product Index offers a feed with new KB articles for many products. SharePoint relevant feeds are: Access Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Forefront Security for SharePoint SharePoint Administration Toolkit 3.0 SharePoint Designer 2007 SharePoint Portal Server 2001 Ok. I think this one can be skipped SharePoint Portal Server 2003 Still out there? Let’s migrate… SharePoint Server 2007 Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 SharePoint Server 2010 Some SQL feeds:

2010 available on MSDN

SharePoint and Office are now available via MSDN subscription: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-US/subscriptions/subscription-downloads.rss Update: Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 (English) Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (32-bit) Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2010 (64-bit)

Shrink SQL log files

Depending on the configuration of you databases, the log files (*.ldf) can be very large. See Selecting a Recovery Model. Should I continue reading? If your databases are configured to use the FULL recovery model, the log files are very large and you need some free space, you can use this SQL script to shrink them. So keep on reading 🙂 The script will change the recovery model for a single database to SIMPLE and shrink the log files.

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft SQL Server 2008

The SP1 has been released. You can download it here. (Release Notes) Some changes to make the deployment easier: Slipstream – You are now able to integrate the base installation with service packs (or Hotfixes) and install in a single step. Service Pack Uninstall – You are now able to uninstall only the Service Pack (without removing the whole instance) Report Builder 2.0 Click Once capability

SharePoint and Database Maintenance

In this post I would like to point to “an issue” with the Database Maintenance for Microsoft® SharePoint® Products and Technologies. It shows a stored procedure, which will defragment the index of a database. How to defragment Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 databases and SharePoint Server 2007 databases The problem is that it is mentioned nowhere, that the stored procedure requires the Enterprise version of the SQL Server 2005!

SQL Server 2005 SP3

In case you missed it (like I did). The SP3 for SQL Server 2005 has been released. You can download it directly from Microsoft. If you are running an Express version, you have to download an updated SQL Server 2005 Express from here.Technorati Tags: SQL,SQL Express,Service Pack

SharePoint and SQL Server 2008 support

Now it is official. Installing SharePoint with a SQL Server 2008 is supported (with the SharePoint Services SP1!) See SQL Server 2008 Support for SharePoint Products and Technologies.Technorati Tags: SharePoint,SQL Server 2008

Enabling remote access for SQL Server 2008

Enabling remote access for SQL Server 2008 is slightly different from how you were enabling remote access in SQL Server 2005. In the “Sql Server Configuration Manager” go to “SQL Server Network Configuration” and enable the TCP/IP Protocol. I wonder where this point will be hidden in the next release of the SQL Server…Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008,SQL Server Remote Access

Install SQL Server 2008

Installing the new SQL Server is not very different from installing older version. You have some new options, don’t have to change the media anymore and have some nice wizards. The SQL Server 2008 requires some components, which will be installed automatically during the setup process. .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (installed before SQL Server is being installed) Hotfix for Windows Server 2003 (KB942288-v4 will be installed) Powershell 1.