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Why SQL Server May Be More Suitable for Your Cluster Database 

  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

Unisys Corporation sets TPC-H benchmark with SQL Server 2008 

  Unisys Corporation and their latest enterprise server, the ES7000 Model 7600R, set a new record for price/performance in the Transaction Processing Council’s (TPC) TPC-H benchmark test running on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. In the TPC-H Benchmark, the ES7000 Model 7600R reached an outstanding performance of 80,172.7 QphH@10,000GB and price/performance of $18.95...Read more

Updates to SQL Server 2005 SP3 and SP2 now available 

Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2005 SP3 and Cumulative Update #12 for SQL Server 2005 SP2 are now available for download. Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 Public KB Article Cumulative Update #12 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 Public KB Article SQL Server 2005 sites SQL Server 2005...Read more

Microsoft named a leader Enterprise Data Warehousing marketing 

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

Enterprise customers choose Microsoft SQL Server to run SAP apps 

               SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 are now certified to fully support SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and the newly released SAP Business Suite 7. Customers should take advantage of the latest innovations through joint Microsoft and SAP development.  Customers realizing the benefits of moving their SAP business applications from Oracle/Unix- and IBM...Read more

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

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

System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 releases SP1 delivering enhanced support for SQL Server 2008 

Service Pack 1 for System Center Data Protection Manager 2007 has been released with new capabilities for protecting SQL Server, Windows Server, SharePoint and Exchange. For SQL Server customers, SP1 adds support for mirrored databases as well as providing parallel backup support. The System Center team and SQL Server team within Microsoft work closely together...Read more

SQL Server 2008 web site update 

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

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

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...Read more

SQL Server 2005 SP3 now available for download 

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

SQL Server’s Dave Campbell featured on ZDNet 

  Mary-Jo Foley has started writing a multi-part series about Microsoft’s elite group of 22 Technical Fellows. Her latest article features Dave Campbell who is a Technical Fellow in SQL Server. Click here to read “Microsoft Big Brains: Dave Campbell” by Mary Jo Foley Additional Resources Dave Campbell delivers SQL Server demo during Bill Gates’...Read more