Kathy Blomstrom


Kathy Blomstrom is former managing editor of SQL Server Magazine.

SQL Server Makes Strong Showing in List of Largest Databases
SQL Server databases run the world's second largest workload for transaction processing across all platforms, according to the 2003 Winter Corporation TopTen survey.
Hotfix Solves Linked Server Permissions Problem
Microsoft has released a hotfix for a problem in which distributed queries using a linked server might incorrectly use the SQL Server startup account to connect to the linked server instead of using the configured linked server account.
Help SQL Server Magazine Celebrate Its 5th Anniversary 2
Our 5th birthday's coming up, and we're inviting you to help us celebrate.
Stack-Overflow Vulnerability in IBM DB2 Universal Database 7.2 for Windows
Application Security discovered that a stack-overflow vulnerability in DB2 Universal Database 7.2 for Windows can result in the execution of arbitrary code on the vulnerable server.
PDC Attendees Get Early Yukon, Whidbey, and Longhorn Bits
Microsoft developers looked ahead to Yukon, Whidbey, and Longhorn at a packed Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) 2003 in Los Angeles this week that featured the release of early code bits and standing-room-only sessions.
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 7.0 SP4
SQL Server 7.0 Service Pack 4, a cumulative service pack of fixes for SQL Server 7.0 and MSDE 1.0 since their ship date, is available for download.
New SQL Server Magazine LIVE! Webinar: Fourteen Steps to a Better Database Schema 2
Beginning next week, SQL Server Magazine contributing editor, columnist, and database-design expert Michelle A. Poolet will present a two-part series of 1-hour SQL Server Magazine LIVE! Webinars.
XML & Web Services User Conference Scheduled for March
XML & Web Services 2002, the international user conference for advanced software development, will be held March 11 through 13 at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.
Beta 2 of JDBC Driver Now Available
Microsoft has posted for download the updated beta version of the SQL Server 2000 Driver for Java Database Connectivity (JDBC).
Delaney to Explore "Tracing Your SQL Server Applications" in Webinar
In the second session of a four-part performance-tuning Webinar series from SQL Server Magazine, SQL Server author and Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Kalen Delaney will present "Tracing Your SQL Server Applications."
Windows, SQL Server Set Another TPC-C Record
SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Edition set a new record for Windows performance on the Transaction Processing Performance Council's (TPC's) TPC-C Non-Clustered Benchmark test.
SP1 Bug: SELECT Query on Table with Computed Column Generates Access Violation 4
Microsoft has posted a new article that details a SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 1 (SP1) bug.
Touring the Microsoft .NET Pet Shop 2
Microsoft is intent on proving that .NET's no dog when it comes to Web application development.
Microsoft Accepting Applications for SQL Server SP2 Beta Program
The Microsoft SQL Server product team is accepting applications for the SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 2 (SP2) beta program.
OLAP Survey Respondents Give Analysis Services High Marks 2
SQL Server 2000's integrated Analysis Services functionality came out on top in several categories in the recent 2001 OLAP Survey, conducted by Survey.com and published by The OLAP Report.
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