James Boother introduces new features in SQL Server 2008

From: Live Software Solutions
Published: Tue Nov 04 2008

Databases play an increasingly important part in our business lives. Not only does business success increasingly depend on the quality of the databases we operate but also on those databases’ agility in being able to provide the right information as and when we need it.

And, when databases are corrupted – or stolen, as has happened a number of times in the past year with some ‘high profile’ public sector databases – both the operational efficiency and credibility of the organisation that owns them is called into question.

It was against this background that James Boother, managing director of software developer Live Software Solutions (LSS) addressed The UK SQL Server User Group (www.sqlserverfaq.com) at its October meeting at the Microsoft office in Victoria, London. James Boother was invited to speak at the event by Christian Bolton of Coeo, a company formed to focus on ‘deep-dive’ technical engagements to complement existing teams within Microsoft's customers and services partners.

The User Group examined SQL Server 2008 – the latest version of this popular database - and James Boother spoke on ‘the table value parameter (TVP) additions to SQL Server 2008’, taking a detailed look at how to use TVPs compared with the options available in previous versions of SQL Server (SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005).

"SQL Server 2008, launched in February 2008, brought new features for resource management and better instance isolation," said James Boother, who has been using SQL Server since 2000 in a variety of enterprise applications. "Making best use of these features is key to the success database development projects where customers want to maximise their investment in SQL Server.
"Understanding the metrics to characterise database and resource use, including transaction throughput, availability and security requirements, are just some of the factors that you should consider when determining the use of these new features."

James Boother’s company, which holds Microsoft Certified Partner status, develops and delivers software for, among others, the insurance and publishing sectors.


About Live Software Solutions

Live Software Solutions (LSS) makes software that creates a difference.

Focusing on helping businesses that use Microsoft technologies, LSS – founded in 2004 – uses its business and software expertise to provide end-to-end solutions, from concept to implementation. In addition to software development services and consultancy, LSS also provides off-the-shelf packages. LSS’s approach is based on four core values:

• Service Excellence - achieving client confidence by truly understanding the business drivers and the project requirements, delivering the agreed solution to plan, managing issues and communicating clearly and regularly - while being easy to do business with and enjoyable to work with.
• Integrity - applying professional and technical expertise to ensure the right solution for the right reasons, as well as being open, honest and fair in all of our dealings.
• Teamwork - deploying the right blend of talent and experience to get the job done, and integrating effectively with client and third party personnel and activities.
• Development - continually seeking to enhance our own capabilities and processes, enabling us to remain innovative and challenging - and sharing this with our clients.

Further information from:

Tom Boother, LSS, 07967 633102; tboother@lss.co.uk
Bob Little, Bob Little Press & PR, 01727 860405; bob.little@boblittlepr.com
Company: Live Software Solutions
Contact Name: Bob Little
Contact Email: bob.little@dial.pipex.com
Contact Phone: 00 44 (0) 1727 860405

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