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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Roadmap Clarification 

The past few months have been an amazing time for the SQL Server team as we gear up for the start of the global launch wave on February 27. The response to SQL Server 2008 has been overwhelmingly positive  – in fact, we now have more 100,000 downloads of our CTPs. What is catching users’...Read more

Looking Back – Top 10 highlights of 2007 

Well, it’s that time of the year when we look back at the past year and compile our top highlights of the year. Everyone loves a good Top 10 list so here’s mine (in no particular order):  SQL Server 2008 announcement: We unveiled details on the upcoming version of SQL Server at the BI Conference....Read more

RML Utilities for SQL Server 

The SQL Server support team just released a set of tools (RML Utilities) to help database administrators manage the performance of Microsoft SQL Server. With the RML Utilities you can answer questions such as the following:   ·         Which application, database or login is consuming the most resources, and which queries are responsible for that....Read more

SQL Server on Channel 9 

The Developer & Partner Evangelize team just posted a ton of new SQL Server and Business Intelligence content on Channel 9. You can check it out here – https://channel9.msdn.com/sql  There are 22 screencasts posted as part of a developer training workshop built on SQL Server 2005 that has been delivered around the globe by Microsoft...Read more

Data Mining Enhancements in the November CTP of SQL Server 

From Raman Iyer’s great website on SQL Server Data Mining here are some of the new Data Mining Improvements in SQL Server 2008 November CTP.The November Community Technology Preview of SQL Server 2008has just been released and it includes major data mining improvements: · The Microsoft_Time_Series algorithm has been enhanced to include ARIMA in addition...Read more

My Favorite SQL Server 2008 Feature 

Over the past few months I’ve been giving a number of presentations on SQL Server 2008 and through these sessions I often get asked what my favorite feature in the release is. Well, I love all of my children equally and its very hard to just pick one. I love the Resource Governor, DMF, Sync,...Read more

SQL Server 2008 November CTP is here! 

Download it here! SQL Server 2008 is a huge step forward as we continue delivering on our Data Platform Vision for “Your Data, Any Place, Any Time.” SQL Server 2008 will bring that vision to life, and there is something in this feature-rich CTP to meet the needs of companies of all sizes. The SQL...Read more

Welcome To The Data Platform Insider 

This is the first entry into the new Data Platform Insider blog. The goal of this blog is to share with you all things Data – SQL Server, ADO.NET, Sync Framework, Office, etc. Microsoft offers a complete offering to help any organization manage data from birth to archival. Why Data Platform? Microsoft has a vision...Read more