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SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Receives Common Criteria Certification

We’d like to announce the Common Criteria (CC) certification of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (32 & 64 bit). SQL Server 2008 completed an IT security evaluation at the Basic Assurance Level (EAL1+) and was certified by BSI (Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationtechnik), the certifying agency of the German government. This certification is a third party...

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Upsize or Migrate to SQL Server Today

SQL Server 2008 has launched the new Migration Solution Center.  This site provides customers with prescriptive guidance and a clear process for executing successful migrations or upsizing your existing databases to SQL Server.  On this site, the freely downloadable SQL Server Migration Assistants (SSMAs) reduce the efforts required to move databases from Access, Oracle, and...

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Microsoft Colleagues Win ACM Award

Technorati Tags: ACM,David DeWitt,Gamma Parallel Database Congratulations to David DeWitt, Bob Gerber, and their colleagues at University of Wisconsin, including Jeff Naughton, our partner at UW in the Gray Systems Lab, for receiving the prestigious 2008 ACM Software System Award for their work on the Gamma Parallel Database System. From the ACM award:  The Gamma...

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SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse announced at TDWI Conference

Today, February 23, 2009 Microsoft announced SQL Server® Fast Track Data Warehouse, a new set of Reference Architectures for SQL Server 2008 that enables customers to accelerate their Data Warehouse deployments and reduce cost.  In addition, customers can further jump start their Data Warehouse design with new industry solution templates provided by System Integrators –...

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Unisys Corporation sets TPC-H benchmark with SQL Server 2008

  Unisys Corporation and their latest enterprise server, the ES7000 Model 7600R, set a new record for price/performance in the Transaction Processing Council’s (TPC) TPC-H benchmark test running on Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008. In the TPC-H Benchmark, the ES7000 Model 7600R reached an outstanding performance of 80,172.7 QphH@10,000GB and price/performance of $18.95...

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Microsoft named a leader Enterprise Data Warehousing marketing

Forrester Research has named Microsoft a leader in The Forrester Wave report: Enterprise Data Warehousing Platforms, Q1 2009 (February 2009). Forrester noted that “Microsoft’s substantial presence in the DBMS, OLAP, portal, spreadsheet, collaboration, and browser markets provide a strong competitive advantage.” The report continued to say that “Microsoft will leverage these positions to deliver its...

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