If you’re someone who has spent any time in North America over the past few years, then there is a pretty good chance that you have heard something about the Keystone XL Pipeline project. The project was originally proposed in 2008 as an extension to the existing Keystone pipeline, with the promise of transporting crude from the oil sands of Alberta Canada to the refineries of Houston, TX.
Regardless of your personal opinion on the matter, there is no denying that the Keystone Pipeline is a prime example of a political lighting rod. Since its inception, it has been an almost constant source of controversy and political strife. For a pipeline that is not mired in controversy, however, you only need to look toward this weekend’s VersionOne point release… for we are now supporting IIS7 Integrated Pipeline Mode.
While this change was really only prompted by operational changes in our hosted infrastructure to support hosted SSO instances, I am quite confident that you will not find any pundits on FOX or MSNBC, nor any politicians on the stump who will attempt to debate the perceived virtues or sins of our pipeline project.
And while our support for SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 and the handful of included defect fixes may cause a modicum of deliberation (mostly on the AM side of the dial), you can rest assured that the silence in regards to the integrated pipeline mode will be most refreshing.
For a complete list of all the changes (going all the way back to 12.0), check out the full release notes on the VersionOne Community Site here: http://community.versionone.com/Release-Notes-and-Downloads