Thursday, 3 December 2009

Server properties using err.. SERVERPROPERTY

Useful bit of SQL if you're connecting to a SQL Server for the first time:

,CASE WHEN SERVERPROPERTY('IsIntegratedSecurityOnly')=0
THEN 'Mixed Security' ELSE 'Integrated Security Only' END AS IntegratedFlag
,SERVERPROPERTY('LicenseType') AS LicenseType
,SERVERPROPERTY('ProductLevel') AS SPLevel
,SERVERPROPERTY('ServerName') AS ServerName
,SERVERPROPERTY('Collation') AS Collation

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

SQL Server R2 release dated - or is it?

The Reg is quoting the SQL Server Performance blog, stating that R2 will be released on May 6, 2010. However MS is quoted as saying that this will be delayed if 'more work is needed'. Given that this only emerged as a result of posting some TPC benchmarks, and the resulting backtracking one wonders how well planned this was...