SQLPASS 2008 Slides and Demo

April 15th, 2008

I have uploaded here the slides I presented today at SQLPASS on Service Broker Administration, Monitoring and Troubleshooting:
SQLPASS 2008 Slides

Service Broker Administration, Monitoring and Troubleshooting

April 13th, 2008

I’m about to embark on my flight to Germany for this year PASS conference. My 2008 session is Service Broker Administration, Monitoring and Troubleshooting and is scheduled on Tuesday April 15 at 10:45, see

If you are at this years European PASS Conference stop by and say Hello!

Chained Updates

April 9th, 2008

One of the interesting features of the OUTPUT clauses introduced in SQL Server 2005 is that one can actualy chain DML statements into one complex statement that operates updates on several tables at once. Say we have a table with customer data and a process that has to bill each customer periodically. The ‘billing’ process consist of an update on the table (say extend the subscription date), but the billing has to be processed separately. Consider an example where the processing involves a Web call to a bank portal to charge a credit card and, like all HTTP calls, it has the potential to fail. So we have two tables like this:

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