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Learn More about StreamInsight

Hi! I’m Roman and I been working on a really cool piece of technology in SQL Server 2008 R2. Maybe you have heard of it? It has generated a lot of buzz and interest during its CTP phase. It’s called StreamInsight, Microsoft’s platform for Complex Event Processing. Microsoft’s information platform vision provides enterprises with a...

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to Manufacturing!

We are very excited to share that today, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing! Customers can expect availability in the next few weeks through Microsoft’s distribution channels. For more information, visit SQL Server 2008 R2 enhancements continue to support mission-critical workloads providing a trusted, scalable platform, increased developer and IT efficiency and...

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Day 2 at Collaborate 2010

Interesting conversations with more CIOs today as well as partners in the Oracle ecosystem. Roughly 40% of new JD Edwards installations are being deployed with SQL Server. Drivers of that decision are simplicity, lower TCO/higher productivity connectedness with the Microsoft Desktop. In general, customers say that our platform is a better fit for their needs....

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Collaborate 2010 – Microsoft Platinum Sponsor on the Oracle User Groups’ Key Event

Hello! Stefan Ropers, Sr. Director of Platform Strategy & Application Platform Partners, reporting from Collaborate 2010. Microsoft is committed to intensify the connection with its installed base customers that it often shares with other vendors. Roughly half of Oracle’s acquired applications run on Microsoft’s Windows Server and SQL Server. That is true, for example, for...

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How can I prepare for PowerPivot?

By Denny Lee, SQL Server Customer Advisory Team One of the main concerns for PowerPivot as an IT Professional or Database Administrator is that PowerPivot involves many different systems of SharePoint, Office, and SQL Server 2008 R2.  It also has a lot of moving parts and making sure that all of these parts work together...

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New SQL Server 2008 R2 Ebook

From the Microsoft Learning Team: Our purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. Because this version is Release 2 (R2) of SQL Server 2008, you might think the changes are relatively minor—more than a service pack, but...

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