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How to search Objects in SQL Server 2005/2008

SQLServer2008Logo Software evolves… new versions of major software are released once every few years, they contains improvements, bug fixes, but sometimes, some features disappear just like they appeared… without any seemingly valid reason…

So is the case, with the useful “Object search” feature, which was present in SQL Server 2000 Query Analyzer but somehow didn’t make its way into SQL Server 2005 and 2008’s Management Studio.

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The UI ribbon, more than just evolution

The latest fashion in terms of user interface is the Office ribbon, this thick horizontal bar containing various visual icons grouped by general task. After getting through most of the applications of the well-known suite, the ribbon will also invade most of the Windows accessories soon…

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When the product life begins...

It is usual for companies investing massively in research and development to have a strict product information disclosure policy. For months, engineers work in a relative secret, without being able to tell anyone what they do… until the D-day arrives, when the product is officially announced, when the product life begins in the outside world…

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The recent Microsoft ads

In several recent conversations between Fred and me, we discussed a lot about Microsoft’s marketing strategy, which tends to lag a bit behind compared to that of Apple or Google. The recent advertisement from Microsoft featuring Bill Gates and Jerry Seinfeld was hardly a response to the marketing war led by Microsoft’s competitors who do not hesitate to criticize Microsoft and make its customers like fools. But for now, let’s think about why the Gates/Seinfeld advertisement couldn't be as popular as they could have expected...

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