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  • Blog Post: Installing SQL Server on a Read Only Domain Controller (RODC)

    Installing SQL Server on a Domain Controller is not recommended, but can be done. But, Installing SQL Server on a Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 Read-Only Domain Controller (RODC) is not supported, and not possible at all. It is fully documented in SQL Server 2008 Books Online (BOL): Installing SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Infrastructure and Planning Design Guide

    The Infrastructure Planning and Design (IPD) guide for SQL Server 2008 has been released here . This guide is one in a series of planning and design guides that clarify and streamline the planning and design process for Microsoft infrastructure technologies. ‘Each guide in the series addresses a unique...
  • Blog Post: New White Papers for SQL Server Published

    A number of new white papers have been published relating to SQL Server and Microsoft or 3rd Party Applications: Configure disaster recovery across SharePoint farms by using SQL Server log shipping Create a disaster recovery farm in a geographically distributed data center for SharePoint Disk Partition...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 System Views Map

    The Microsoft SQL Server 2008 System Views Map shows the key system views included in SQL Server 2008, and the relationships between them. The map is similar to the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 version and includes updates for the new and updated the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 features such as resource governor...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Connection Days

    At five locations in Switzerland from 28 September up to 8. October 2009, Microsoft Connection Days (ex Partner Days), an event for Partners and IT professionals will be held. This year, Microsoft Partners and now IT Professionals will have the opportunity, under one roof, to network and make interesting...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Compliance Guide

    The Microsoft SQL Server Customer Advisory Team ( SQLCAT ) have published a compliance guide for SQL Server 2008. The guide covers: Understanding Compliance Implementing IT Controls with SQL Server 2008 Securing the Platform Controlling Identity and Separation of Duties Separation...
  • Blog Post: Free e-Book - Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008

    Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 from Microsoft Press is available as a FREE download. By Peter DeBetta, Greg Low, and Mark Whitehorn. ISBN: 9780735625587 How to get it: Register at http://csna01.libredigital.com/?urss1q2we6 NOTE: Once you’ve authenticated using your Passport/Live ID the only required...
  • Blog Post: Swiss SQL Server User Group: Swiss PASS Chapter – New website!

    PASS Switzerland has launched a new web site to keep you informed of upcoming events and what is happening in the Community. Interact with you fellow Swiss SQL Server users, and have a say what goes on. You can become a member for free and it is an official chapter of the world-wide SQL PASS (PASS =...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 for the Oracle DBA – Free online training

    This free 15 module, level 300 course provides students with the knowledge and skills to capitalize on their skills and experience as an Oracle DBA to manage a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 system. This workshop provides a quick start for the Oracle DBA to map, compare, and contrast the realm of Oracle database...
  • Blog Post: Swiss TechDays 2009 – Registration Open

    The Web Site and Registration is now open for Swiss TechDays 2009. http://www.techdays.ch In Bern (German and English), 8 and 9 April, there will be 5 tracks, role specific: IT Pro’s (2 Tracks) Development (2 Tracks) Architecture (1 Track) For the IT Pro’s, Current and interesting topics like Windows...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Availability

    Interested in what new features will be in SQL Server 2008 R2, or maybe you want to test your existing application? Today we announced that on from today, TechNet and MSDN subscribers will be able to download SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP. If you are not a subscriber, you can download it from Wednesday...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Express – PowerShell a requirement?

    This question seems to be coming up more often these days: Is PowerShell a requirement for the installation of SQL Server 2008 Express Edition? Well, it depends on the Edition of SQL Server 2008 Express you are wanting to install. SQL Server 2008 Express – No . Has no GUI or PowerShell, only the SQL...
  • Blog Post: Oracle Applications on SQL Server workshop – Zurich

    On 21-22 January 2009, Microsoft is hosting a free two day technical workshop covering the specifics of how Oracle applications interact with SQL Server, as well as how to architect a scalable and highly available solution. The applications covered include Siebel, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. The workshop...
  • Blog Post: What's New for SQL Server 2008 R2 Editions

    At the PASS summit, the Editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 were announced. Pricing was also announced. SQL Server 2008 R2 is planned for release in the first half of calendar year 2010 2 New Editions were announced: Datacenter and Parallel Data Warehouse Application and Multi-Server Management Support for...
  • Blog Post: SQL Data Services – The New Features

    It was announced today which features will be in version 1 of SQL Data Services , the data platform running on Microsoft’s Azure platform. Do not confuse SQL Data Services (SDS) with SQL Server, the product you can install on your laptops and data centers. SDS is highly scalable, on-demand data storage...
  • Blog Post: White Paper – SQL Server Consolidation at Microsoft

    A new white paper has been published on how Microsoft IT has used Virtualization (naturally Hyper-V) and consolidation to reduce cost, server sprawl and at the same time improve scalability, standardization and uptime in the SQL Server environments. It is an interesting read, with some really detailed...
  • Blog Post: New TechNet Event Calendar Web Page

    Microsoft Switzerland now has a new page to show the TechNet Events/Seminars. http://www.microsoft.com/switzerland/server/de/events/default.mspx You now have an overview all off the Swiss TechNet events, including the Content, Session Description, Date and Venue. On each link from this page, you can...
  • Blog Post: TechNet Event - Introduction to MDX with Chris Webb

    16th March 2010 Registration  08:30, Seminar start 09:00, End 16:30 Location: Microsoft, Richtistrasse 3, 8304 Wallisellen Language: English If you want to get the most out of your Analysis Services cube it’s essential to know and understand MDX: you need to be able to write queries and calculations...
  • Blog Post: Disk Partition Alignment Best Practices for SQL Server

    The SQL Server Customer Advisory Team (SQLCAT) have published a white paper on the topic “Disk Partition Alignment”. “Disk partition alignment is a powerful tool for improving SQL Server performance. Configuring optimal disk performance is often viewed as much art as science. A best practice that is...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 SP1 – Which CUs are included?

    SQL Server 2008 SP1 states that Cumulative Updates 1 to 3 are included in it. For those customers who have CU4 already installed, you need to know how it affects you. Have a look on the CSS blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/psssql/archive/2009/04/09/sql-server-2008-sp1-and-cumulative-updates-explained.aspx...
  • Blog Post: Extracting and Loading SharePoint Data in SQL Server Integration Services

    SSIS Developers often wonder how they can get information into, and out-of a SharePoint lists. There is a solution. Look at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd365137.aspx for an explanation on the SharePoint List Source and Destination Sample available on Codeplex .
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Builds

    Sometimes it is difficult to determine which fix is included in which SQL Server Service Pack, Cumulative Update or even build. There are a number of Knowledge Base Articles (KB) that list this very nicely. SQL 2005 builds released after SP2: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937137 SQL 2005 builds released...
  • Blog Post: Practical PowerShell Videos

    PowerShell.com and Idera have created a 5 part video series on PowerShell . How you use Powerhell together with Microsoft Server and Client Products. Part 1: Getting to Know PowerShell Part 2: PowerShell for Active Directory Part 3: PowerShell for Exchange Server 2007 Part 4: PowerShell for SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Adobe PDF iFilter for 64bit

    Eventually! Adobe has released a 64bit version of it’s PDF iFilter for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Microsoft SQL Server 2005. Up till now, your only options were Adobe’s 32 bit version, or buy the 32- or 64-bit version from Foxit Software . Feedback from...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP News

    Beside that Gemini and Madison got their official product names, PowerPivot and Parallel Data Warehouse, there are also new components in the November CTP of SQL Server 2008 R2: StreamInsight and Master Data Services. You’ll find the Setup-files for those components in the root directory of the DVD/ISO...