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Microsoft Newsgroups

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side of Being a DBA' started by rweinstein, Nov 10, 2004.

  1. rweinstein New Member

    This may be a dirty word in here, but I was attempting to find information in the expansive "Microsoft Newsgroups." Even though I still think this site is the best, I always like to research more and find other information as well.<br /><br />Does anyone in here use the MS Newsgroups? IF so, please post the ones that you use as resources for SQL Server performance tuning.<br /><br />Here is the website I am using, please let me know if this is correct:<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp>http://communities.microsoft.com/newsgroups/default.asp</a><br /><br />Lastly, the ones I was looking through begin with "sqlserver."<br /><br />Just curious and not trying to be a traitor...<br /><br /><img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />
  2. FrankKalis Moderator

    *.programming <br />*.server<br />*.setup<br />*.de.sqlserver are my favorite newsgroups, which I use to follow and participate in the latter case. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br />Personally I think it's necessary not to rely on only one source of information. Actually, I think, if you do so, that's a somewhat dangerous and unprofessional behaviour and might kill you someday. Mistakes are made here, just like anywhere else.<br /><br />And since I can't access nntp server directly from work, I use the web interface you've already mentioned and really like it. And I frequently use the Google groups archives, too.<br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  3. satya Moderator

    I visit & reply in
    - sqlserver.clustering
    - sqlserver.dts
    - sqlserver.connect
    - sqlserver.security
    - sqlserver.server
    - sqlserver.setup
    - sqlserver.tools

    Even I do browse MS Newsgroups few times for referral and I feel MVPs & MS Support replies to the questions gives in-depth of resolution.

    I agree with Frank that never rely on one source of information and it helps if you can sought information from various places.

    Satya SKJ
    Moderator
    http://www.SQL-Server-Performance.Com/forum
    This posting is provided “AS IS” with no rights for the sake of knowledge sharing.
  4. rweinstein New Member

    Cool. I'll check those out as well. Agree as well that you can't go to only one source for information, but if you were to only use one, this site has the most articles covering the most topics on one easy to find site for SQL Server.<br /><br />Frank, "kill" is a little harsh, don't you think.<br /><br /><img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />
  5. ykchakri New Member

  6. thomas New Member

    quote:Originally posted by rweinstein

    Agree as well that you can't go to only one source for information, but if you were to only use one, this site has the most articles covering the most topics on one easy to find site for SQL Server.

    also- you have to have a LOT of time on your hands to able to spend enough at lots of different forums...

    Tom Pullen
    DBA, Oxfam GB
  7. FrankKalis Moderator

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by rweinstein</i><br />Frank, "kill" is a little harsh, don't you think.<br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br /><br />Well, maybe...<br />However, I think you know what I meant with it. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Btw, yesterday I found a website which also seems to offer a web interface to the newsgroups.<a target="_blank" href=http://www.sqlmonster.com>http://www.sqlmonster.com</a><br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  8. chopeen Member

    I participate in:
    microsoft.private.directaccess.sqlserver

    However, I am not sure if it is accessible for everyone. My company is a Microsoft partner and I think that's why I can use it. Still, I sometimes quote posts from that list here.

    --
    Marek Grzenkowicz
  9. rweinstein New Member

    Chopeen,

    I don't see that group, so I guess the public does not have access.

    Thanks.
  10. FrankKalis Moderator

    I guess, that's why the name is microsoft.<b>private</b>... [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-5.gif' alt=';)' />]<br />scnr<br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  11. chopeen Member

    I've just discovered microsoft.public.cert.mcdba.

    Seems like a nice place for people taking MS exams.

    --
    Marek Grzenkowicz
  12. FrankKalis Moderator

    No, not really! There's a lot of crap talk on it. You better stick to the other newsgroups.

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    --Frank
    http://www.insidesql.de
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  13. chopeen Member

    quote:Originally posted by FrankKalis

    No, not really! There's a lot of crap talk on it. You better stick to the other newsgroups.
    Can you recommend any particular one?

    --
    Marek Grzenkowicz
  14. FrankKalis Moderator

    Yes, the one's I've already mentioned above. [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  15. chopeen Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font id="quote" size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">quote:<hr height="1" id="quote" noshade="noshade"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br><br>Yes, the one's I've already mentioned above. [<img src="http://sql-server-performance.com/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif" alt=":)">]<hr height="1" id="quote" noshade="noshade"></font></blockquote><p><br>Yeah, I know.<br>But I am looking for a newsgroup for people preparing to take MS exams. Where people want to answer boring, extremely meticulous questions that sometimes have nothing to do with everyday life of a DBA.<br><br>--<i></i></p><p>Marek Grzenkowicz <br></p><i></i>
  16. FrankKalis Moderator

    So, since the newsgroups are hosted by Microsoft and certainly monitored by MS, why do you expect that in depth question are there discussed. I've followed this newsgroup for about three months and all I can remember are discussions about which test provider is better [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />] <br /><br />Do you know Transcender? They seem to be one of the big players in this game. Some might argue that their preparation material is close to cheating, but that's another thing. They also provide a Question-of-the-day feature, which is free after a simple registration. Might be also of some help to you.<br /><br />-----------------------<br />--Frank<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />-----------------------<br />
  17. chopeen Member

    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />So, since the newsgroups are hosted by Microsoft and certainly monitored by MS, why do you expect that in depth question are there discussed.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Are you suggesting that, since the group is monitored by MS, no difficult questions can be discussed there?<br />I'm not sure what you mean.<br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />I've followed this newsgroup for about three months and all I can remember are discussions about which test provider is better [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-6.gif' alt=':(' />]<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />I'm definitely not interested in such discussions.<br /><br /><blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />Do you know Transcender? (...) They also provide a Question-of-the-day feature, which is free after a simple registration. Might be also of some help to you.<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />Thanks. I'll check this out.<br /><br />--<br /><br /><i>'You're so cute when you're frustrated.'</i> -- Interpol
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    <blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by FrankKalis</i><br /><br />The last link doesn't work for me.<br /><br />--<br />Frank Kalis<br />Microsoft SQL Server MVP<br /<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de>http://www.insidesql.de</a><br />Heute schon gebloggt?<a target="_blank" href=http://www.insidesql.de/blogs>http://www.insidesql.de/blogs</a><br /><br /><hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></font id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"><br />To me also [<img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />]<br /><br />Madhivanan<br /><br />Failing to plan is Planning to fail

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