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  • Blog Post: TechNet live meeting: SQL Server Data Management

    As promised during the live meeting I’m posting some interesting resources: · SQL Server 2005 Performance Tuning Waits & Queues: http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/7/a/47a548b9-249e-484c-abd7-29f31282b04d/Performance_Tuning_Waits_Queues.doc · Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Screencast series on Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0

    One of my colleagues created a 6 part screencast on how to use MAP. The MAP toolkit has been around for years.  MAP is a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool that can securely run in small or large IT environments without requiring the installation of agent software on any computers...
  • Blog Post: SQLUG Event: What is SCOM 2007 R2 and how can it help in managing SQL Servers.

    What is SCOM 2007 R2 and how can it help in managing SQL Servers. Managing SQL Server requires insight in the state and performance of the underlying infrastructure, OS and individual SQL components. System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2 cannot only give you that insight, but it can be reused in a...
  • Blog Post: IT Pro Showcase

    If you are already part of the Belgian IT Pro Momentum program you definitely know that we are looking for evidence of what you as an IT Pro has accomplished with one of the following technologies: Windows Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 IIS7 Forefront Edge Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1 or Windows Server Virtualization...
  • Blog Post: Katmai now known as Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    Another announcement made at TechEd was the release name of our newest version of SQL server and here again no surprises here it will be Microsoft SQL Server 2008. Now you can also download the first CTP of SQL Server 2008. Note that most of the new features will be about BI and development for SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Livemeeting: Managed Self Service Business Intelligence with PowerPivot

    30/09 Managed Self Service Business Intelligence with PowerPivot (English) PowerPivot is Microsoft's offering in the Managed Self Service Business Intelligence space.  It is one of the most facinating BI software releases in the last couple of years and it will dramatically change the way business...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 webcasts

    24 Hours of Windows Server 2008 http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=8550648 Tune in and learn about the new features and enhancements in Windows Server 2008 and prepare yourself to implement it in your environment. Experts explain how you can use Windows Server 2008 to improve your organization's networking...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Day 2010

    For the third year in a row the Belgian SQL Server User Group (SQLUG.BE vzw), Microsoft and our partners are teaming up to organize the yearly Belgian SQL Server Day . This year SQL Server Day 2010 will focus on SQL Server, SQL Azure and Microsoft Business Intelligence in Belgium and Luxembourg. SQL...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event: Solutions for Business Intelligence and Performance Management How to Go From Data to Decisions

    TechNet Event: Solutions for Business Intelligence and Performance Management How to Go From Data to Decisions 7 May 2009, Utopolis, Mechelen Learn how to turn data into valuable asset in tough economic times Business intelligence is even more important during these tough economic times. People...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 3.2 Release for Beta!

    Many of our customers do not know what computers are in their IT environment or what applications have been deployed.  The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 3.2 Beta makes it easier for customers and partners to quickly identify what servers, workstations, and network devices are in...
  • Blog Post: SQLUG Event: SQL Server Service Broker and some of the things it can do for you

    SQL Server Service Broker and some of the things it can do for you” is brought to you by Nico Jacobs and will take place on February 11th. Since SQL server 2005, it is possible to build a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) inside SQL Server. The component that enables this is the service broker, a message...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Livemeeting tenue en Avril

      What's new in SQL Server 2008 R2?   - English Session SQL Server 2008 R2 expands SQL Server 2008 with a wide range of new features and possibilities of which your whole organisation can benefit. This release improves the efficiency of IT with new management possibilities and motivates professional...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Spotlight: TechEd IT Professionals 2008 Videos

    TechEd IT Professionals 2008- Available Videos TechEd IT Professionals 2008 Event Page: http://www.microsoft.com/emea/spotlight/event.aspx?id=104 Links to Session Videos: Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics CRM , Susan Sauls Intro to SQL Server Data Services , Soumitra Sengupta ...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen {Here} – Keynote Recording

    In March we’ve organized the Heroes Happen {Here} event in Ghent, this event was completely sold out and we had to disappoint some of our customers / partners by closing registrations early. We have recorded the event and placed it onto our TechNet Chopsticks platform. The keynote has been delivered...
  • Blog Post: DPM 2007 Release Candidate

    The DPM website has been updated ( www.microsoft.com/DPM ) - with new information on the upcoming release of DPM 2007, pricing/licensing details, and best of all - new downloads. We have a release candidate for DPM 2007 - and now everyone can start to evaluate it. This evaluation downloadable is the...
  • Blog Post: TechDays 2010 Preconference: BI with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Office System 2010

      BI with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Office System 2010 We will examine an end-to-end approach to building and delivering a BI solution using the Microsoft BI platform. We will focus on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 and Microsoft Office System 2010, in particular on PowerPivot, SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Now Available

    The Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0 is an agentless tool designed to simplify and streamline the IT infrastructure planning process across multiple scenarios through network-wide automated discovery and assessments. This Solution Accelerator performs an inventory of heterogeneous...
  • Blog Post: Windows Server 2008 to Launch with Visual Studio and SQL Server

    As has been announced at the Partner Conference in Denver we will be launching Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 at the same event in LA on February 27 2008 . Later I will communicate when we Microsoft BeLux will organize our local Launch event. There is also a countdown gadget...
  • Blog Post: TechEd IT Forum: Data Management Track Top 5 Sessions

    Here are the top 5 sessions for the Data Management track according to the client track owner: An Overview of the Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server This session provides an overview of the next release of SQL Server, SQL Server 2008. The session will cover the core value-proposition, major themes...
  • Blog Post: Free E-Learning:: What's New in SQL Server 2008

    You can now attend a free e-learning on SQL Server 2008 at this URL : https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/courseDetail.aspx?courseId=78337 Title: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Description: In this clinic, you will learn about the new and enhanced features included in SQL Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: TechDays are coming to Luxembourg

    The “TechDays 08” are coming to Luxembourg on Sept 30th, the registration for this event is open. It’s a free event organized by the MS Belux team so be quick to register as places are limited. During this event you will have the possibility to choose between two tracks one track for developers and one...
  • Blog Post: Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides: Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design team has released a new guide, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 . This guide, when used in conjunction with product documentation, will help companies confidently plan the implementation of a SQL Server 2008 infrastructure. Fundamental tasks are addressed to help the reader...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 = RTM

    Yesterday we announced that SQL Server 2008 is being released to manufacturing. With SQL 2008 we bring new quite a lot of new functionality to the data platform product: Transparent Data Encryption Extensible Key Management Auditing Enhanced Database Mirroring Automatic Recovery of Data Pages Log Stream...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Livemeetings in Januari en Februari

    TechNet-webcasts zijn live-uitzendingen van 60 tot 90 minuten met interactieve technische presentaties, productdemonstraties en vraag-en-antwoordsessies die worden gepresenteerd door een deskundige op het gebied van Microsoft-technologie, uit de industrie of beide. Alle inhoud wordt opgenomen en op aanvraag...
  • Blog Post: SQLUG – 25 Sept: What’s new in SSIS 2008 and SSIS Performance

    Session 1: what's new in SSIS 2008 by Nico Verheire Abstract: Integrating data with ADO.NET Scripting with VSTA Introducing the new lookup transformation (including caching) Managing change in a data warehouse: how to use Change Data Capture (CDC) and use of the MERGE statement Dealing with data quality...