SQL Server 2008 case studies 

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As we get closer to launch, I wanted to spend a moment to highlight some recently published case studies for SQL Server 2008. Its great to see the excellent work that our customers and partners are doing on our upcoming release. Healthcare Group Upgrading to SQL Server 2008 to Better Protect 2 Terabytes of Data…Read more

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SQL Server 2008 and Launch 

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We often get questions about our upcoming Launch event in Los Angeles on Feb. 27th, and when SQL Server 2008 will actually ship. The two events are loosely connected but they are not the same. The Launch event in Los Angeles is actually a marketing event designed to tell the world about SQL Server 2008,…Read more

Get a competitive edge today: SQL Server 2008 Webcasts 

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SQL Server marketing has gone all out these past 12 months creating rich, in-depth learning materials for SQL Server 2008. Experience this content first hand and get a jump in the marketplace today by viewing 28 webcasts on SQL Server 2008 and data platform technologies here.   We have 2 exciting new MSDN webcasts being…Read more

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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Roadmap Clarification 

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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

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Looking Back – Top 10 highlights of 2007 

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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

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RML Utilities for SQL Server 

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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

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SQL Server 2008 Launch Sessions 

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As we get closer to launch – we have started locking down the sessions that we will have at launch. There are going to be 3 technical tracks at launch along with 1 track for IT Manager. For the 3 technical tracks, we will have 1 for Data Platform, 1 for Infrastructure and1 for developers….Read more

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New ADO.NET Entity Framework and Tools CTPs released! 

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The much anticipated ADO.NET Entity Framework (Beta 3) and the ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools (CTP 2) have been released. Along with these exciting releases is the announcement from popular third party provider writers to deliver support for the ADO.NET Entity Framework within 3 months of RTM. The list of provider writers includes Core Lab, IBM,…Read more

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SQL Server on Channel 9 

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The Developer & Partner Evangelize team just posted a ton of new SQL Server and Business Intelligence content on Channel 9. You can find SQL Server related Channel 9 videos here to learn more.  There are 22 screencasts posted as part of a developer training workshop built on SQL Server 2005 that has been delivered…Read more

SQL Server Data Warehouse performance 

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One of the areas of SQL Server 2008 that I am excited about is the investment we have made in increasing the performance for Data Warehouse workloads. Keep in mind – that we have several customers with multi terabyte data warehouses already on SQL Server 2005 and this allows us to continue our momentum in…Read more

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Data Mining Enhancements in the November CTP of SQL Server 

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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 

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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

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