What’s Your Favorite Feature of SQL Server 2012? 

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PASS Summit in November was a perfect opportunity to catch up with SQL Server community members to ask them about their favorite features of SQL Server 2012. We caught up with many of them at a local restaurant and captured their responses in this video to kick off Quentin Clark’s keynote. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Read more

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How Fast is Project Codenamed “Hekaton” – It’s ‘Wicked Fast’! 

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Recently I posted a video about how the SQL Server Community was looking into emerging trends in BI and Database technologies – one of the key technologies mentioned in that video was in-memory. Many Microsoft customers have been using in-memory technologies as part of SQL Server since 2010 including xVelocity Analytics, xVelocity Column Store and Read more

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PASS Summit 2012 Recap & the Milestones of SQL Server 2012 

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All the while, conference participants attended a wide variety of technical sessions presented by industry experts in addition to a host of other programs. From on-site certification testing, to hands-on-labs, attendees were able to boost their technical skills using these resources, as well as work through technical issues with top Microsoft Customer Service and Support Read more

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

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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 Read more

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Recap from PASS Summit 2011 

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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

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PASS Summit 2011: Celebrating Community 

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The SQL Server community is, in a word, awesome. I’ve never seen a user community come together like ours does to help each other get the most of the product, learn and share their experiences, and grow in their careers. And I’ve never seen a conference quite like PASS Summit, organized by a fantastic volunteer Read more

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SQL Server Team at PASS Summit 2011 

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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

Don’t pass by PASS Summit 2011! 

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PASS Summit 2011 is just around the corner! PASS Summit is the largest SQL Server and BI conference in the world. It is planned and presented by the SQL Server Community for the SQL Server community. This year, there will be 174 training sessions spread across six technical tracks, including two full days of pre-conference Read more

Ted Kummert, Senior Vice President, speaks about helping customers in consolidation efforts 

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Check out a new video with Ted Kummert, SVP for the Microsoft Business Platform Division, outlining how Microsoft and its partners are trying to help customers realize the key benefits of SQL Server consolidation. As customers try to reduce costs, they are looking at SQL Server consolidation. To reach significant cost savings customers should follow Read more