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Hy-Vee boosts performance by up to 100X, increases competitiveness with Parallel Data Warehouse deployment

We’ve recently been talking about what goes on behind the scenes with SQL Server. While we love to share stories about the nuts and bolts of what we do, our favorite stories are those showing how customers are using our technology to tackle business challenges and achieve their goals. A great example is Hy-Vee, one...

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Back by popular demand: SQL Server 2008 Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Accelerated Exam Preparation Program

Our first online live accelerated training program for SQL Server MCM was such a hit that we’re bringing it back starting March 6. Whether you’re preparing for SQL Server 2008 MCM exams, or just looking to take your SQL Server skills to the next level, don’t miss out on this unique training opportunity. Starting March...

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Fourth Largest US Stock Exchange, Direct Edge, Looks to SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse for Big Data Needs

We’re pleased to share that Direct Edge, the United States’ fourth largest stock exchange, has chosen SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) to help manage the increasing volume of data acquired daily through its trading platforms. When the Direct Edge converted from an Electronic Communications Network (“ECN”) to a fully licensed stock exchange...

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Microsoft announces SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL

Migrate from MySQL to SQL Azure or SQL Server with ease! Microsoft announced today the release of the first version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL! Along with this release, Microsoft refreshed the existing SSMA family of products for Oracle, Sybase and Access with the latest v4.2 release. SQL Server Migration Assistant for...

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Microsoft Services Launches New Offerings for Mission Critical Customers

Customers running mission critical solutions have asked Microsoft to provide higher levels of service and support for their environments, given the potential negative impact to their business if an incident or outage occurs to their mission critical solution. With that in mind, Microsoft Services today announced an enhanced Premier Mission Critical add-on for customers running...

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SQL Server 2008 SP2 CTP is now available for public testing

SQL Server 2008 SP2 CTP contains all the cumulative updates for SQL Server 2008, and fixes to issues that have been reported through our customer feedback platforms.  These include supportability enhancements and issues that have been reported through Windows Error Reporting. SP2 CTP applies to: SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition SQL Server 2008 Evaluation Edition...

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