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TechNet Radio: IT Time - BI, Big Data and More! Register for the PASS Business Analytics Conference
Blain Barton welcomes Jennifer Moser, Cindy Gross , Chuck Heinzelman and Thomas LaRock to the show as they discuss the upcoming PASS Business Analytics Conference . If BI and Big Data are important to you this is a must attend event. Tune in as they chat about why you should go and what...
20 Feb 2013
Part 22 of 31 - Using your own SQL Server in Windows Azure - 31 Days of IaaS
First, make sure and get a Windows Azure 90-Day free subscription at: http://aka.ms/try-azure to begin working with SQL Server in the cloud. In this article, you can create a new VM and learn how to install SQL Server. You can then add disk images to the existing VM in order to split the data from the...
22 Jan 2013
IT Time: TechNet Radio: “Road to TechEd 2012” - SQL Server 2012 session previews with Denny Cherry
Independent consultant and Microsoft SQL Server MVP, Denny Cherry joins us for this Road to TechEd installment and in this episode we preview what’s on track for him and the Database Platform sessions. Tune in as we cover pre-conference SQL Server 2012 training as well as Denny’s session on how to optimize...
7 Jun 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time – A Day in the Life of a Technical Writer on the SQL Server Team
Sr. Technical Writer for the SQL Server team, Jamie Westover joins us on today’s show as we talk about the day in the life a technical writer here at Microsoft. Tune in as we cover the basics from what writers do, how and where they publish their content as well as some recent projects she’s completed...
29 May 2012
The Baker's Dozen: What's New in SQL Server 2012 (Part 2 of 13): New Transact-SQL Enhancements
Each new version of Microsoft SQL Server contains a number of language enhancements for retrieval, summarizing, and management of data. SQL Server 2005 had new features for PIVOT, RANK, recursive queries, and more. SQL Server 2008 had GROUPING SETS, MERGE, and more. Transact-SQL in SQL Server 2012 offers...
9 Apr 2012
TechNet Radio: IT Time – What to Expect at the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event
Popular Past Event. Today we welcome Bruno Aziza, Worldwide Product Marketing Director for SQL Server here at Microsoft. Tune in as Bruno covers the upcoming SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event, from what we can expect to see, hear and learn, how to sign-up as well as how you can interact with other...
7 Apr 2012
The Baker’s Dozen: What’s New in SQL Server 2012 (Part 1 of 13)—Using the New Column Store Index
Have you ever purchased or upgraded to a product because of one major, killer function? The new column store index in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 might be the one feature that convinces managers of SQL Server data warehouses to upgrade. Based on the VertiPaq technology that’s already found in Microsoft...
2 Apr 2012
IT Time – TechNet Radio: Microsoft Virtual Academy Preview – Windows 8, SQL Server 2012 and System Center 2012
The Microsoft Virtual Academy “Dean” of students Alan Le Marquand is back for today’s show as he discusses the upcoming release of the Windows Server 8, SQL Server 2012 and System Center 2012 Operations Manager courses. Tune in as he gives us a preview of what we can expect for each as well as courses...
1 Mar 2012
IT Time: TechNet Radio–Get Ready for SQL PASS Summit 2011 with Buck Woody, Lara Rubbelke, Thomas LaRock, Jennifer Moser and Myself!
DBAs, run your queries! SQL PASS Summit 2011 is upon us! In today’s episode, we welcome @SQLGal Lara Rubbelke, Sr. Program Manager Jennifer Moser, SQL RockStar Thomas LaRock and Sr. Technology Specialist Buck Woody to the show. Tune in as we discuss all things SQL PASS --- from why you should attend...
22 Sep 2011
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