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Expanding the data footprint of SQL Server 2016 with PolyBase

This post was authored by Casey Karst, Program Manager, SQL Server. Changing data landscape A lot has changed in the world of data over the last 10 years. The rise of connected devices, unstructured event data and ever-decreasing hardware prices has caused a Big Data boom. Solutions built on commodity hardware, such as Hadoop and...

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Microsoft TechEd turns 20 with the SQL Server Team on hand to celebrate!

It has been 20 years since Microsoft started TechEd to provide hands on training from Microsoft experts across current and soon-to-release products, solutions and services. The event has grown to become Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Pros and Developers, and to mark our 20th year we are really excited to be presenting an awesome...

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Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following the keynotes, you’ll have access to over 30+ sessions to learn about...

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My Top 5 SQL Server 2012 Features by Aaron Bertrand, Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger: Aaron Bertrand Aaron is a senior consultant for SQL Sentry, providers of the free Plan Explorer, as well as performance monitoring and event management software for SQL Server. He has been blogging at sqlblog.com since 2006, focusing on manageability, performance, and new features; has been a Microsoft MVP since 1997-98; and speaks frequently...

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7 New SQL Server 2008 Technical Articles

The following are 7 new deep technical articles focused on SQL Server 2008: Best Practices for Data Warehousing with SQL Server 2008 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/cc719165(SQL.100).aspx There is considerable evidence that successful data warehousing projects often produce a very high return on investment. Over the years a great deal of information has been collected about the factors that...

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