Why SQL Server May Be More Suitable for Your Cluster Database 

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  A new 12-page whitepaper has been published from Microsoft that explains some of the common myths and misunderstandings about competitive cluster databases that could affect your organization. It examines some of the main reasons why customers will want to implement SQL Server as their database solutions. Choosing the right database technology is a crucial Read more

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Microsoft named a leader Enterprise Data Warehousing marketing 

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Forrester Research has named Microsoft a leader in The Forrester Wave report: Enterprise Data Warehousing Platforms, Q1 2009 (February 2009). Forrester noted that “Microsoft’s substantial presence in the DBMS, OLAP, portal, spreadsheet, collaboration, and browser markets provide a strong competitive advantage.” The report continued to say that “Microsoft will leverage these positions to deliver its Read more

Premier Mission Critical Support Now Available for SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 

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Premier Mission Critical support gives customers direct round-the-clock access to a team of designated experienced support professionals who understand each customer’s unique configuration and deployment environment.  Response times are guaranteed within 30 minutes by Service Level Agreements (SLA), and the escalation process includes top priority access to product development teams for rapid end-to-end incident resolution. Read more

SQL Server 2008 web site update 

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We are happy to announce that the SQL Server 2008 web site has been updated with more quality product information. The refreshed web site includes new pages that better explain what SQL Server can do for you while providing better integration with technical articles and resources located on MSDN, TechNet and SQLCAT web sites. For Read more

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Free hosted SQL Server 2008 offer from Dell, MaximumASP and PASS 

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Dell, MaximumASP and the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) have partnered together to offer a free SQL Server 2008 account on a securely hosted environment. This offer allows anyone to try SQL Server 2008 today without downloading and installing the software.The free SQL Server 2008 hosted account supports: Hyper-V image Reporting Services Analysis Services Read more

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 now available for download 

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SQL Server 2005 SP3 is now available for download and includes the following updates: Roll-up of Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) updates completed since SQL Server 2005 SP2, as well as fixes to critical issues reported through the SQL Server community. Per revised servicing strategy for SQL Server releases, SP3 does not introduce major new features. Read more

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