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New SQL Server 2008 Experience web site launched 

Today, Microsoft launched the SQL Server 2008 Experience, which is a new web site that helps Microsoft’s customers and partners learn behind-the-scenes details about about SQL Server 2008. The launch of the SQL Server 2008 Experience kicks off a worldwide readiness outreach that will reach over 350,000 customers, partners and community members through in-person events...

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Extending the Microsoft Data Platform to the Cloud 

Dave Campbell, Microsoft Technical Fellow and SQL Server guru, is interviewed by Microsoft’s Channel 9 team. Dave shares what will be unveiled with respect to extending the Microsoft Data Platform to the cloud at this year’s PDC 2008 conference in Los Angeles. Dave is scheduled to present a session on data-driven applications that integrate devices...

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New TPC-E benchmarks rank SQL Server 2008 #1 Value Leader 

New benchmarks released by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) ranks SQL Server 2008 #1 for price/performance, offering customers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for an enterprise-class database. The benchmark results demonstrate the performance benefits customers can expect from pairing SQL Server 2008 with hardware from leading industry partners including Intel and IBM....

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Microsoft announces close of DATAllegro acquisition and reveals product integration roadmap 

Last week, Microsoft closed the acquisition of DATAllegro, a provider of large-volume, high-performance data warehouse appliances. Since conversations started months ago, everyone involved has helped move the deal forward efficiently and we are now looking forward to integrating the DATAllegro capabilities with Microsoft SQL Server. There has been a lot of excitement and support for...

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More editions of SQL Server 2008 Express released 

In addition to the recently released core edition of SQL Server 2008 Express, SQL Server 2008 Express with Advanced Services and the new SQL Server 2008 with Tools editions of SQL Server 2008 Express have been released. One of the key features of these two editions is that both include SQL Server Management Studio Basic....

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SQL Server 2008 Express now available for download 

On the heels of SQL Server 2008 being released to manufacturing last week, SQL Server 2008 Express was made available for download today. As with SQL Server 2005 Express, SQL Server 2008 Express will be released in stages. SQL Server 2008 with Advanced Services and the new SQL Server 2008 Express with Tools edition will...

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SQL Server 2008 Trial Experience available for everyone 

SQL Server 2008 RTM Trial Experience went live today, which means anyone can download the SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Evaluation edition. The trial can be downloaded from the following links: For IT Professionals and IT Managers TechNet Evaluation Center SQL Server 2008 on TechNet For Developers and Architects MSDN Evaluation Center SQL Server 2008 on...

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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 

SQL Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing today! The official News Release is re-posted here: REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 6, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the new version of the company’s acclaimed data management and business intelligence platform. This version of SQL Server provides...

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PHP Driver 1.0 for SQL Server 2005 released with source 

  Exciting news for PHP developers — version 1.0 of the much anticipated SQL Server 2005 Driver for PHP is now available for download. And to show Microsoft’s level of commitment to the PHP community, the full source code has been posted to Microsoft’s CodePlex web site. This new driver makes it easy for PHP...

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SQL Server to manage 100’s of Terabytes effortlessly with DATAllegro acquisition 

Big, big news for SQL Server customers. Microsoft announced intentions to acquire DATAllegro Inc., which is a provider of breakthrough data warehouse appliances. This acquisition will make it easier and more cost-effective than ever before for customers of all sizes to manage and gather insight from the largest data warehouses. Unlike most data warehouse appliance...

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PDC 2008 – Los Angeles, CA – Oct. 27-30 

Microsoft’s premier developer event, the Professional Developer Conference, is just over 3 months away. PDC 2008 will feature more than 160 sessions covering a wide range of topics for professional developers and architects. Each session is delivered by Microsoft engineers, so attendees can expect to receive a high-quality in-depth technical understanding of Microsoft’s future platform...

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Demystifying Data Mining and BI for Enterprises 

Rafal Lukawiecki demystifies the perception that data mining is complex by showing IT Professionals how data mining can be used in IT to support real business scenarios. This has become possible since Microsoft has made data mining and BI accessible by all. Four easy-to-understand sessions packed with practical information explain what data mining and Business...

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