Recap from PASS Summit 2011 

3 min read

We had a great week at PASS Summit 2011, a SQL Server and BI user conference. During the day 1 keynote Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Platform Decision, talked about Microsoft’s roadmap for helping customers manage and analyze any data, of any size, anywhere — on premises, and in the private or…Read more

1 Comment

SQL Server Team at PASS Summit 2011 

2 min read

Microsoft is once again delighted to be a premier sponsor of the PASS Summit in Seattle from Oct 11 – 14, 2011. We are committing our top resources to the most value-packed SQL Server and Business Intelligence event of the year. This event includes informative keynotes from Microsoft executives as well as Microsoft Customer Service…Read more

StreamInsight 1.2 – New in SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 

2 min read

With Microsoft StreamInsight in SQL Server 2008 R2, we started to make Complex Event Processing capabilities available in Microsoft’s data platform. We are excited that the upcoming SQL Server Code Name “Denali” release will include key improvements for StreamInsight. In this video, I will go over the highlights of the following four areas that are…Read more

3 Comments

Microsoft Aligning with ODBC 

1 min read

Today we are announcing that Microsoft is aligning with ODBC for native relational data access – the de-facto industry standard. This move supports our commitment to interoperability and our partners and customers’ journey to the cloud. SQL Azure is already aligned with ODBC today. Conversations with our customers and partners have shown that many of…Read more

12 Comments

AlwaysOn – New in SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 

2 min read

What is SQL Server AlwaysOn? SQL Server AlwaysOn is the new high availability and disaster recovery solution for the next release of SQL Server. Using AlwaysOn businesses can achieve increased application availability for their mission critical applications and get higher returns on their high availability investments through better utilization of hardware resources. AlwaysOn also increases…Read more

4 Comments

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

1 min read

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

Parallel Data Warehouse News and Hadoop Interoperability Plans 

2 min read

Today, businesses are increasingly facing a “data deluge,” as the complexity and volume of data grows steadily. Meanwhile, IT continues to grapple with how to manage, store that data, as well as unlock the valuable business insights that data holds.  That’s why last November Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) –…Read more

4 Comments

SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 are HERE! 

3 min read

Today we are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3). This CTP release represents a significant milestone for customers and partners looking to experience the extensive new value delivered in Denali. SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 brings a huge number of new capabilities for customers…Read more

14 Comments