Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Installing RC0, Part 1

OK, so I installed SQl 2008 RC0 yesterday. It was mostly successful. But it was missing the Business Intelligence stuff. I know that there's an issue where you can't upgrade an existing BI install. But I'm running SQL2005 and I was able to install CTP6 with no problems. Unfortunately I don't remember the steps I took to install BI for SQL2008. I did uninstall CTP6 before starting in on RC0.

I've reverted back to CTP6 and I'll try again. This time I'll document the uninstall steps. I obviously missed something.

Friday, June 6, 2008

SQL 2008 RC0 is out

At least it's available through TechNet and MSDN. I'm downloading it now, and I'll play with installing it on my train rides next week. I can't really dig deep since I'm concentrating on 70-447. But once that's over...

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

One to go..

I passed 70-442 on 5/30. Now I've got my MCITP as aDatabase Developer. Next up, and probably my final SQl 2005 exam,will be the update exam 70-447. I've scheduled that one for 6/27. That means I'll have taken 3 exams in 2 months. It seems to be working. Scheduling the test early forces me to be more prepared. I can focus better on the study material when I have a real deadline in place.