Yukon to Ship with Features Securely OffBy Lisa Vaas | Posted 2004-02-25 Email Print
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To make it yet more secure, the purportedly ultra-secure "Yukon" version of SQL Server will ship with features turned off by default. But it's not just Yukon that's going to be bolted downSQL Server itself is getting tighter all the timeIn an effort to make it more secure, Microsoft Corp.'s "Yukon" version of its SQL Server database will ship with certain features turned off, according to Microsoft Director of Product Management for SQL Server Tom Rizzo, in Redmond, Wash.
Rizzo said that, while it's too early to say exactly which features will be turned off, core functionality features will be left on in order to ensure that getting the database running out of the box won't be a nightmare. "We don't want you to go to install it and find it won't work out of the box," he said.
Microsoft engineers are also working to ensure that customers won't have to go through painful gyrations to turn on the turned-off features. "New functionalityextensions and things that make the server even betterwe'll turn off by default, but we'll make it easy to turn those back on. We don't want customers to say, 'Hey, I like XYZ feature, but I have to go through this nightmare process to turn it on.'"