Unisys Releases the First Pre-Packaged Data Warehouse Solution 

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Unisys releases high-performance SQL Server 2008 R2 pre-packaged DW solution with up to 50 TB Solid State Disk technology Unisys is the first in the market to offer a pre-packaged SQL Server optimized solution based on the new SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Datacenter Editions. The SQL Server Powerrack is the first high-end SQL…Read more

Day 2 at Collaborate 2010 

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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….Read more

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

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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…Read more

How can I prepare for PowerPivot? 

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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…Read more

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SQL Server Magazine Conference Inside Scoop 

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What’s the weather like in Las Vegas? Who knows?! The place to be is inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino where the SQL Server Magazine conference is taking place. The Microsoft booth has seen a steady stream of traffic and a question that keeps coming up is “when is SQL Server 2008 R2 being launched?”…Read more

Donald Farmer ‘Twitterview’ with SQL Server Magazine 

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Attention SQL Server enthusiasts: mark your calendar for April 14, 9:30 AM PDT. SQL Server Magazine is hosting a ‘Twitterview’ with Donald Farmer, Principal Program Manager for SQL Server. This is your opportunity to ask Donald your burning BI questions. This is a continuation of SQL Server Magazine’s article by Shelia Molnar about Microsoft’s BI…Read more

SQL Server 2008 R2 Launch Tour Kicking Off at PASS European Conference 2010 

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Donald Farmer—one of the best-known thinkers on the Microsoft SQL Server Business Intelligence team—will head up the launch of the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Tour and dig into the new release at a special full-day Microsoft R2 Launch Event at PASS European Conference 2010 in Neuss, Germany, April 21-23. During the Launch Event,…Read more

SQL Server JDBC Planning Survey 

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Dear SQL Server developers and users, The Microsoft SQL Server JDBC team is beginning to think of future JDBC driver releases. As we review the priorities and goals for the long term, we see you and your organization as key stakeholders. Your input on our survey will help us shape our future product plans.  The…Read more