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PowerPivot downloads for Excel and SharePoint now available 

Last week, we announced the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP. Today we are excited to share that the SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot downloads for Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are now available! To download PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint, please go here: PowerPivot for Excel provides...Read more

Get ready for SharePoint Conference Next Week! 

The Microsoft SharePoint Conference kicks off next week at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. next Monday, October 19th. Steve Ballmer and Jeff Teper will get things started at 9:00am Pacific, and for those not attending the conference in person the keynote will be streamed live at and available on demand beginning...Read more

PASS Summit Speakers Chat about Their Sessions 

From Channel 9: Senior Data Platform Technology Specialist Buck Woody stopped by the Channel 9 studio to talk to Michael Rys, Principal Program Manager in SQL Server Engineering Team (Azure), and Liam Cavanagh, Senior Program Manager, about upcoming sessions that should not be missed this year’s PASS Summit conference. Buck also chatted with Julie Strauss,...Read more

Get a free copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition! 

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

TechEd 2009 – Next Week! 

TechEd 2009 is less than a week away and we are excited about another event packed with opportunities to learn, network, and share ideas. Pre-show activities are already underway, with Webcasts live and on demand on TechNet and MSDN. Make sure you catch the last Webcast on May 13th on Mastering the Microsoft SQL Server...Read more

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...Read more