We'll really miss him, but hopefully we'll still see him at SQLSIG meetings (assuming he doesn't end up in Dubai!)
Following on from last week's pleasant news, I stumbled across the fact that I've also passed the Microsoft Team Foundation Server: Configuration and Development exam!
So I'm now a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist for SharePoint and Team Foundation Server. Time to add another image to my blog template.
I just found out I passed Microsoft Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 - Application Development, which I took in December.
Ironically, I found out from a message from my wife - they'd sent an old-fashioned letter in the mail. Not sure why they wouldn't just send an email to me :-)
Here's a Debugger "Feature" for Windows SharePoint Service 3.0
Here's a new tool from Microsoft to help you produce MOM management packs for your applications.
A bit of background can be found in a document published last year - Health Modelling: A Key step to DSI-enabled applications
The tool helps you to manage the events and counters exposed by your application that can be used to assist in monitoring performance and problems.