Simplifying Management of PDW Appliances with System Center 

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SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) is a highly scalable appliance for enterprise data warehousing that enables massive scalability, predictable performance, and complete BI solution at low cost. PDW ships with a web based management console for monitoring the health of PDW appliance and resolving issues. The appliance model and this web based tool simplify Read more

SQL Server 2012 Launch Events Continue in March 

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On March 7th we went live with the Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event with incredible turn out to date! We appreciate the fantastic response from the community! There are still tons of online and in person events around the globe joining in on the celebration of SQL Server 2012! Click here to register Read more

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Big Data, Hadoop and StreamInsight™ 

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The O’Reilly Strata Conference On Making Data Work is less than a week away. The Microsoft BI team is featuring a blog series highlighting Microsoft’s Big Data technologies. Today’s guest post is by Torsten Grabs, Principal Program Manager Lead for StreamInsight™ at Microsoft. Visit the Microsoft BI Official Blog for the detailed post. Learn more Read more

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New Video: The History of SQL Server 

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The history of SQL Server dates back to 1989 when the product came about as a result of a partnership between Microsoft, Sybase, and Ashton-Tate. SQL Server has evolved tremendously over the years and now Microsoft is getting ready to bring SQL Server 2012 to market, beginning with the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Read more

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#SQLFamily is Giving Back – Week 1 

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Wow #SQLFamily…just wow. The SQL Server Team has been overwhelmed by the amazing outpouring of support from the #SQLFamily. In just a few days, the community is off to a great start in sending us submissions that have raised money for the Pragmatic Works Foundation, a non-profit that provides free technical training to veterans, the Read more

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