New and Exciting in SQL Server Code Name “Denali”: Knowledge Driven Data Quality Services (DQS) 

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In a world of continuously growing amounts of data, data quality is becoming crucial. In order to clean your data and get to a high quality, you need to know “things” about it. We call this “knowledge”. Knowledge can be found in difference places: ·         Inside the business data itself ·         In the organization’s procedures,…Read more

Get a free copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition! 

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First the let’s talk about the great Microsoft breakout sessions at this year’s PASS Summit conference!  Some of the highlights from the 60+ Microsoft sessions include Liam Cavanagh (3 sessions on the upcoming SQL Azure Database solution), Buck Woody (2 sessions on Manageability, and 1 session on Performance Tuning), and Albert Chew (2 sessions on…Read more

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

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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…Read more

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