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Last Chance to Add to the #SQLFamily

For the past couple of weeks we’ve been asking you to submit stories about how the #SQLFamily gives back to you. In exchange for each submission we’ve received, we’ll be donating $50 to the Pragmatic Works Foundation to provide SQL training to veterans, the jobless and the underemployed. Tomorrow is your last chance to submit!...

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#SQLFamily is Giving Back – Week 1

Wow #SQLFamily…just wow. The SQL Server Team has been overwhelmed by the amazing outpouring of support from the #SQLFamily. In just a few days, the community is off to a great start in sending us submissions that have raised money for the Pragmatic Works Foundation, a non-profit that provides free technical training to veterans, the...

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Availability of Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Hadoop based Service on Windows Azure

In October at the PASS Summit 2011, Microsoft announced expanded investments in “Big Data”, including a new Apache Hadoop™ based distribution for Windows Server and service for Windows Azure. In doing so, we extended Microsoft’s leadership in BI and Data Warehousing, enabling our customers to glean and manage insights for any data, any size, anywhere....

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Help the #SQLFamily Give Back

Back in November, the SQL Server team witnessed an outpouring of support for the #SQLFamily meme started by Thomas LaRock (aka @SQLRockstar) and Karen Lopez (@datachick). For an installment of SQL Rockstar’s “Meme Monday,” they asked the SQL community to share the meaning behind #SQLFamily. The responses were heartwarming and painted a picture of a...

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Announcing Microsoft Codename “Data Transfer” Lab

We are pleased to announce the release of the Microsoft Codename “Data Transfer” Lab. Microsoft Codename “Data Transfer” is an easy-to-use Web application to import your data into SQL Azure or Blob storage. Whether you’re: Preparing data for cloud analytics Uploading files to power your Azure service or Web application Propagating your data to SQL...

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The First Private Cloud Appliance

What’s inside the new HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance? On Sept 13th, we launched the new HP Database Consolidation Appliance which supports deploying 1000’s of workloads in a private cloud infrastructure. The solution is specifically designed for I/O intensive workloads and can load balance a complex mix of workloads across multiple racks that are required...

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