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November, 2009

  • PowerPivot downloads for Excel and SharePoint now available

    Last week, we announced the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP. Today we are excited to share that the SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot downloads for Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are now available! To download...
  • ‘Twitterview’ with Ted Kummert Tomorrow!

    You can ask Ted a question! Senior vice president of the Business Platform Division at Microsoft Corp., Ted Kummert, will answer 10 questions from an audience via Twitter at 10:30 AM PDT tomorrow, November 3. The interview with Ted comes after his keynote...
  • Announcing the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP

    At the PASS Summit 2009 last week, Ted Kummert announced the soon-to-be-delivered November SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Technology Preview. We’re happy to announce that it is available today for MSDN and TechNet subscribers and it will be available to...
  • Enterprise scalability one focus for PASS 2009 Summit

    This is a long post, but there is so much happening at PASS! During the opening keynote at the PASS 2009 Summit, Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the Business Platform Division, highlighted Microsoft’s continued commitment to mission critical...
  • Day 2 at PASS Summit 2009

    Tom Casey took the stage and dazzled the crowd with PowerPivot demos. You could hear the mad clicking of keys as the bloggers wrote about what they saw. The expo hall was hopping as attendees chatted with Microsoft reps about the SQL Server technologies...
  • PASS Summit Day 1 Keynotes

    From the blogger’s table at PASS: Bob Muglia got the energy going in the room (and the AC/DC helped). He remembered the early days of SQL Server, saying “we’ve come a long way, baby.” After Bob, Ted Kummert took the stage and has been joined by various...
  • Ted Kummert PASS Twitterview

    Ted Kummert, senior vice president of the business platform division at Microsoft, spoke yesterday to a live audience of more than 2,000 attendees at the PASS 2009 Summit in Seattle, Washington. After his keynote he answered questions from attendees on...
  • Helping Customers of All Sizes Improve Business Planning and Consolidations

    SAP issued a press release today announcing the Microsoft support of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) version for the Microsoft platform. This relationship gives us another option to meet customer and partner demand for a budgeting...
  • PASS Summit 2009 Has Started

    Wayne Snyder kicked things off this morning and now Bob Muglia is on stage taking us through the history of SQL Server and how working together, we will solve business problems. Ted Kummert takes the stage next…. There are about 13 bloggers here during...
  • Tom Casey PASS Twitterview

    Today at the PASS 2009 Summit the spotlight was on business intelligence (BI) with a keynote from Tom Casey, general manager, SQL Server BI at Microsoft. Tom noted during his keynote that more than 30 percent of PASS attendees this year noted BI as a...
  • Tom Casey ‘Twitterview’ on Wednesday!

    Mark your calendar! Now we have Tom Casey, General Manager, SQL Server BI, doing a ‘Twitterview’ on Wednesday, November 4 after his PASS Summit keynote! Tom will answer 10 of your questions via our Twitter account ( MS_SQL_Server ). Just send your questions...
  • Day 3 at PASS Summit 2009

    David Dewitt presented today’s keynote. He promised to be detailed and he delivered! The tweets were all about the great info he presented and if his presentation would be on the PASS Summit DVD. David drilled into a level of detail and people were eating...