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SQL Server 2005 SP2 Receives Common Criteria Certification at the Highest Level of Assurance

  Today, Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2005 SP2 has received its Common Criteria certification. As published in late November by the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), the central IT security service provider for the German government based in Bonn, Germany, SQL Server 2005 SP2 received its certification at the Evaluation Assurance Level...

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Kilimanjaro to deliver Application and Multi-server Management

The PASS Summit Conference is in full swing here in Seattle. During Ted Kummert’s keynote at PASS, Microsoft announced future capabilities for application and multi-server management as part of the SQL Server code-name “Kilimanjaro” release. Customers are faced with challenges around managing physical resources, communication between developers and DBAs, and optimizing hardware as the number...

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SQL Server makes splash at DevConnections

In case you missed it, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio Team System 2008 and SQL Services were showcased at this year’s DevConnections in Las Vegas, NV last week. Britt Johnston, Product Unit Manager for SQL Server along with demos from Gert Drapers (Visual System Team System), Goldie Chaudhuri (Spatial features in SQL Server), Sean Boon...

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Chart Controls released in .Net Framework 3.5

Microsoft today announced the (out-of-band) release of the ASP.NET Chart Control for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.  The ASP.NET Chart Control is a free, full-featured chart control package which enables developers to easily add rich data visualization to ASP.NET and Windows Forms applications.  Acquired from Dundas Software, the industry leader in .NET charting solutions, the ASP.NET...

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Redmondmag.com goes inside SQL Server 2008

Don Kiely from Redmond Developer Magazine wrote an article entitled “Inside SQL Server 2008,” that highlights the new features of SQL Server 2008. The article is also featured on the cover of the November 2008 print edition of the publication. A quote from Don’s article reads, “SQL Server 2008 is not a fundamental rewrite of...

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New version of SQL Data Services part of “Azure” CTP

Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) kicked off this week with a bang. We announced the availability of the latest version of SQL Data Services (SDS) (formerly SQL Server Data Services) as well as the SDK toolkit, as part of the Microsoft Azure™Services Platform (Azure) Community Technology Preview (CTP). Also announced was the upcoming CTP of...

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SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack Released

A collection of 26 free stand-alone tools, components and frameworks has been released. This collection is designed to enhance using and developing for SQL Server 2008 as well as other versions of SQL Server. The Feature Pack consists of the following: Microsoft ADOMD.NET ADOMD.NET is a Microsoft .NET Framework object model that enables software developers...

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SQL Server 2008 performs 1 trillion row query in seconds at BI Conference

The Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle is buzzing today as Microsoft kicks off its second annual Business Intelligence Conference. Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop took the stage to speak to more than 2,500 customers and partners about end-user empowerment, self-service BI, and people-ready BI, followed by Ted Kummert, corporate vice president...

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New study finds 162% Risk-Adjusted ROI for SQL Server 2008 Deployment

An independently commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting explores the economic impact and ROI achieved by a healthcare customer after deploying SQL Server 2008. Read the Total Economic Impact (TEI) study here. The customer operates four hospitals and other medical facilities, and handles approximately 500,000 SQL Server database queries daily. Forrester concluded that by upgrading...

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