SQL Server JumpIn! Camp: Wrap-up! 

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  The SQL Server JumpIn! Camp was an incredible experience in accomplishments and learnings for the 17 invited key PHP developers and for the SQL Server engineers that in 4 days worked side-by-side to make their apps run on SQL Server, Denali, SQL Azure, and IIS! MediaWiki, Zend Framework, CakePHP, Aura, PEAR, and Agavi completed Read more

SQL Server JumpIn! Camp: Engineers helping engineers 

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As part of Microsoft’s commitment to participate in and contribute to the PHP community we’re excited to be working together with some of the key PHP applications in the world. The first SQL Server JumpIn! camp was a huge success and we expect this one to be even more so! We look forward to four Read more


Visualize This: Take our PowerPivot Quiz and Win an Xbox 360 

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What kind of PowerPivot nerd are you? A Numbers Ninja? A Data Mining Wizard? Find out by taking our Nerdtastic PowerPivot Quiz on Facebook. Besides learning if you’re the nerdiest PowerPivot user of them all, you’ll automatically be entered to win an Xbox 360 + Kinect just for participating. So head on over to the Read more

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SQL Server Migration Assistant v5.0 is now available 

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      Migrate from Sybase, Oracle, MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Azure and SQL Server with ease! Microsoft announced today the release of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.0, a family of products to further simplify the user experience in automating the migration of Oracle, Sybase, MySQL and Microsoft Access databases to SQL server or Read more


Virtualize SQL Server with Hyper-V and System Center 

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At this week’s Microsoft Management Summit conference (MMS), we are discussing how we are taking virtualization beyond OS and Infrastructure, with SQL Server as a key workload and an important element of a Private Cloud Platform. And why wouldn’t customers virtualize SQL Server with Hyper-V and System Center? SQL Server is a core component of Read more

Microsoft offering New Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server Data Migration Assistant 

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Microsoft announced today the release of two new resources that save customers time and money by taking advantage of interoperable Microsoft technologies. The new resources include an out-of-the-box connector between Microsoft Dynamics CRM (Online and on-premises) and Microsoft Dynamics AX, and a new Data Migration Assistant for Microsoft Dynamics AX customers moving from an Oracle Read more

HP Business Decision Appliance – A Closer Look at Backup and Availability Features 

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Today we announced the availability of the HP Business Decision Appliance. This is the culmination of many months of engineering work between HP and Microsoft to develop a software/hardware solution to enable easy access to self-service business intelligence technology. The solution is designed for medium size businesses and departmental enterprise deployments. The appliance is optimized Read more

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Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 is available for download and use with WebMatrix 

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The SQL Server Compact team is happy to announce that the next version of Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 has been released, and is available for download and for use in the production systems at the location below: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/compact SQL Server Compact 4.0 has been designed, developed, tested and tuned over the course of last Read more


Business Intelligence Recap of 2010 

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Ah yes. The closing of another great year and the promise of a new year is just around the corner. It’s been a busy year that’s for sure and I thought I’d take a minute to recap some of the things we are thankful for. Not an exhaustive list, as I am sure I’ll miss Read more


All about the SQL Server JumpIn! camp 

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The SQL Server JumpIn! Camp, was scheduled from Nov 16th thru 19th at an excellent facility not too far from Microsoft’s main campus with the purpose of bringing key PHP developers and SQL Server engineers together with the goal of supporting SQL Server and SQL Azure, with the last day reserved for Windows Azure and IIS. We extended our invitations Read more

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Updated: Analysis Services – Roadmap for SQL Server Code Name “Denali” and Beyond 

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At the TechEd North America 2011 conference in Atlanta this week, the SQL Server team is providing details on the SQL Server “Denali” release, including the upcoming public availability of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) this summer.  As part of these announcements, we are providing an update on the SQL Server Analysis Services roadmap that Read more