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  1. #1
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    Unanswered: Evolution of SQL Server

    SQL Server has come a long way from its raw beginnings as a pure database play for Microsoft.

    The launch of SQL Server 2005 this month with significant upgrades to the existing components of Analysis Services, Reporting Services and the newly-renamed Integration Services, let alone BI Dev Studio (the all-in-one IDE) marks perhaps a re-categorization of SQL Server to an integrated enterprise reporting tool.

    In one of the interviews following the launch, Steve Ballmer indicated that the success of, and extent to which SS2k5 is adopted will depend on the championing of the product by existing SS users and experts.

    My question:
    - do we still see SS2k5 as still, essentially as a database with some enhancements?
    - leave application integration, and or functional innovation to solutions providers?
    - do technical experts still just see themselves as developers or DBAs with MS or SS experience OR SS-specialists that encompass development, admin, project mgt functions?
    - will the new functionality available in SS2k5 be utilized?

    Thanks.

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    1) SQL Server is a relatively poor word processor, and worthless as a graphical tool for managing lawn care.

    2) Certainly.

    3) Yes.

    4) Only by those that appreciate it. I certainly intend to make use of it.

    I'm not sure exactly what you were trying to figure out. These sort of questions seems like a poor way to acheive much of anything useful without some coaching as to what you are trying to acheive.

    -PatP

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    change is bad and to be feared.

    when am I going to find time to work my way through a whole new bol?

    the term dba is redefined with every new job I take.

    it would help if the questions were complete sentences.
    “If one brings so much courage to this world the world has to kill them or break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry.” Earnest Hemingway, A Farewell To Arms.

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