In this week’s edition, I have got quite a few good links lined up.
The big new first. SQL Server code-named “Denali” gets an Official Name. In the recently concluded PASS Summit 2011 it was announced that the next version of SQL Server will be called SQL Server 2012. Read more about this in this article.
Another big announcement that was made last week is that Microsoft SQL Server ODBC Driver for Linux will be available along with SQL Server 2012! This is for sure a big step in the right direction.
We know that the Analysis Service cannot be added as a cluster instance. Amit Banerjee (b | t) explains how to add an Analysis Service as a failover cluster instance using the command line setup. This article is a very interesting read.
On clicking Fragmentation tab under the properties of an index in SSMS, the response time used to be very slow. This was because SSMS used to check the fragmentation of all the objects referenced by sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats DMV instead of the selected index. This hotfix resolves that bug.