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Microsoft’s CIO Tony Scott, talks about the role of CIO and technology trends 

As CIOs and companies look back at 2009 and forward to the opportunities and challenges in 2010, Microsoft’s CIO Tony Scott shares his thoughts in both a written piece and a video interview.  Tony talks about how Microsoft has cut costs and utilized technologies such as Windows 7, virtualization, cloud computing, unified communications and more. ...

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Free Download: Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant 

Microsoft recently announced the first CTP of a SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL v1.0, which automates aspects of the migration process to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 & 2008 including SQL Azure Database. SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL is the newest migration toolkit, others include Oracle, Sybase, Access, and an analyzer for PowerBuilder....

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Book Recommendation from Buck Woody 

Buck is re-reading the “Fourth Paradigm” book by Microsoft Research. He is particularly intrigued by data design section. Read Buck’s entire blog post on his Carpe Datum blog. Looking for something to read in the next couple of weeks? Check out the book....

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Day 3 at PASS Summit 2009 

David Dewitt presented today’s keynote. He promised to be detailed and he delivered! The tweets were all about the great info he presented and if his presentation would be on the PASS Summit DVD. David drilled into a level of detail and people were eating it up (they also want to see his presentation again...

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Day 2 at PASS Summit 2009 

Tom Casey took the stage and dazzled the crowd with PowerPivot demos. You could hear the mad clicking of keys as the bloggers wrote about what they saw. The expo hall was hopping as attendees chatted with Microsoft reps about the SQL Server technologies. And as day two comes to a close, everyone is getting...

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PASS Summit Day 1 Keynotes 

From the blogger’s table at PASS: Bob Muglia got the energy going in the room (and the AC/DC helped). He remembered the early days of SQL Server, saying “we’ve come a long way, baby.” After Bob, Ted Kummert took the stage and has been joined by various demoers (is that a word?) to show how...

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PASS Summit 2009 Has Started 

Wayne Snyder kicked things off this morning and now Bob Muglia is on stage taking us through the history of SQL Server and how working together, we will solve business problems. Ted Kummert takes the stage next…. There are about 13 bloggers here during the keynote. Search for #sqlpass on Twitter to see all the...

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Tom Casey ‘Twitterview’ on Wednesday! 

Mark your calendar! Now we have Tom Casey, General Manager, SQL Server BI, doing a ‘Twitterview’ on Wednesday, November 4 after his PASS Summit keynote! Tom will answer 10 of your questions via our Twitter account (MS_SQL_Server). Just send your questions to @MS_SQL_Server by 10:00 AM PDT on November 4 and he will reply via...

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‘Twitterview’ with Ted Kummert Tomorrow! 

You can ask Ted a question! Senior vice president of the Business Platform Division at Microsoft Corp., Ted Kummert, will answer 10 questions from an audience via Twitter at 10:30 AM PDT tomorrow, November 3. The interview with Ted comes after his keynote at PASS Summit. To participate, go to the SQL Server Twitter page....

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Get Your Game On During PASS Summit 2009 

Just announced: Microsoft SQL Server Appreciation Event. Join PASS and Microsoft to eat, drink, and play. Open to all PASS attendees. Let’s celebrate PASS Summit 2009! Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 7:00pm-10:00pm at Gameworks, 7th and Pike (Across from the Convention Center)....

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