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New SQL Server 2008 Experience web site launched

Today, Microsoft launched the SQL Server 2008 Experience, which is a new web site that helps Microsoft’s customers and partners learn behind-the-scenes details about about SQL Server 2008. The launch of the SQL Server 2008 Experience kicks off a worldwide readiness outreach that will reach over 350,000 customers, partners and community members through in-person events...

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Extending the Microsoft Data Platform to the Cloud

Dave Campbell, Microsoft Technical Fellow and SQL Server guru, is interviewed by Microsoft’s Channel 9 team. Dave shares what will be unveiled with respect to extending the Microsoft Data Platform to the cloud at this year’s PDC 2008 conference in Los Angeles. Dave is scheduled to present a session on data-driven applications that integrate devices...

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New TPC-E benchmarks rank SQL Server 2008 #1 Value Leader

New benchmarks released by the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) ranks SQL Server 2008 #1 for price/performance, offering customers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) for an enterprise-class database. The benchmark results demonstrate the performance benefits customers can expect from pairing SQL Server 2008 with hardware from leading industry partners including Intel and IBM....

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Microsoft announces close of DATAllegro acquisition and reveals product integration roadmap

Last week, Microsoft closed the acquisition of DATAllegro, a provider of large-volume, high-performance data warehouse appliances. Since conversations started months ago, everyone involved has helped move the deal forward efficiently and we are now looking forward to integrating the DATAllegro capabilities with Microsoft SQL Server. There has been a lot of excitement and support for...

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Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008

SQL Server 2008 has been released to manufacturing today! The official News Release is re-posted here: REDMOND, Wash. — Aug. 6, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the new version of the company’s acclaimed data management and business intelligence platform. This version of SQL Server provides...

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SQL Server to manage 100’s of Terabytes effortlessly with DATAllegro acquisition

Big, big news for SQL Server customers. Microsoft announced intentions to acquire DATAllegro Inc., which is a provider of breakthrough data warehouse appliances. This acquisition will make it easier and more cost-effective than ever before for customers of all sizes to manage and gather insight from the largest data warehouses. Unlike most data warehouse appliance...

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