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January, 2007

  • SQL and DST - Update

    Microsoft has updated the list of products which will be affected from the DST changes ( Preparing for DST changes in 2007 ). As a result, the new guidance we have about SQL Server is that the product is generally unaffected (because it depends on...
  • Take a Lab and Win a GPS Navigator!

    Take any TechNet or MSDN virtual lab or labcast before March 31 st 2007: you can win a GPS navigator! Here are the links to the TechNet labs available on SQL Server : - SQL Server 2005 - SQL Server 2005 Upgrade - SQL Server 2000
  • Give your Feedback on SQL Server 2005!

    Have you got a bug on SQL Server that you want to report? Do you think that some functionality is missing or can be improved? Microsoft wants to hear from you! By submitting feedback, you can actively work with members of the Microsoft product team...
  • Join the Microsoft BI Conference 2007!

    It's official: Microsoft will host its first Business Intelligence conference in Seattle, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center from May 9-11, 2007 , where Microsoft expects approximately 2,000 conference attendees including CEOs, CFOs,...
  • Preparing for DST changes in 2007

    In August of 2005 the United States Congress passed the Energy Policy Act , which changes the dates of both the start and end of daylight saving time (DST) from 2007 . While the change in daylight saving time applies to U.S. and Canada, it may have...
  • New: TechNet Virtual Labs on SQL Server 2005

    New TechNet Virtual Labs on SQL Server 2005 have been uploaded! They require no setup or installation, and they are completely for free! Choose the ones that you need to improve your skills today: • SQL Server Business...
  • Try Today The SQL Server SP2 CTP (December 2006)!

    In December 2006 Microsoft has released a public CTP of SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) , which introduces new or improved features in every area of the product (Analysis Services, Database Engine, Integration Services, Reporting Services, Shared...
  • SQL Server 2005 - Best Practices

    Looking forward to get your SQL give its best to your business? Get here the real-world guidelines , expert tips , and rock-solid guidance to take your SQL Server implementation to the next level. Drawing on the extensive experience and expertise from...
  • Live Meeting: SQL Server 2005 Certifications

    When: January 23rd 7:30 AM PST and 5:00 PM PST On January the 23rd you'll have the chance to participate to this Live Meeting with the Microsoft Certification team for a detailed explanation of the MCTS and MCITP certifications released last year for...
  • Are you Vista_Ready? Remember to Upgrade your MSDE!

    Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE) will not be supported on Windows Vista. If Vista compatibility is essential for your business, the solution is to upgrade your MSDE applications to SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SQL Express), the new...
  • Enjoy SQL Server 2005 for free!

    Microsoft gives you the opportunity to start today and try for free the new features of SQL Server 2005 . Here some personal tips to start from scratch: 1. Start understanding and the reviewing the hundreds of features added or updated in SQL Server...