Doing without SQL 2000 Enterprise Manager

Friday, 15 September 2006

I’ve been using the new Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, the new administrative tool that comes with SQL 2005.

I’ve also kept a copy of SQL 2000 Enterprise Manager installed, because that was the only way I could edit and maintain the DTS packages we have running on our SQL 2000 boxes.

However, today I discovered that if you install the Microsoft SQL Server 2000 DTS Designer Components, which is part of the Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - April 2006, then not only can you open and edit DTS packages on a 2005 server, but you can also do the same on a 2000 server.

So as far as I can tell, I don’t need to run the SQL 2000 client tools anymore.

Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh

Friday, 15 September 2006

The Technical Refresh of Microsoft Office 2007 Beta 2 is now available to download. This is a patch/update for Beta 2 - you need to already have Beta 2 installed to apply these updated.

Links for posts are not showing

Thursday, 14 September 2006

In the old blog template, if a post was about one thing I’d found, I’d put a link to it and it would appear next to the title of the post.

The bad news is that it seems the new template doesn’t currently support displaying this. Hopefully they’ll fix that real soon. In the meantime, I’ll go back to putting the link in the post itself.

For the record, this relates to what used to be called ‘BlogItemUrl’ in the old template language.

Blogger Beta

Thursday, 14 September 2006

I’ve taken the plunge and migrated my blog to the new ‘beta’ from Blogger. Apparently everything is stored in a database now, so all changes are reflected instantly - no ‘rebuild’ step when posting or modifying the template.

Posts can also now have labels, which should help me to categorise things.

Hopefully everything continues to work how it used to. Let me know if something has broken.

Internet safety for kids - Online resources

Monday, 4 September 2006

Here are some of the resources mentioned in the “Internet Safety for Kids” talk:

Other related links: