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April, 2010

  • Guest Blogger: John Fruehe, Director of Product Marketing for Server/Workstation products at AMD

    Microsoft and AMD – Delivering Enhanced Value to SQL Server Customers Congratulations to Microsoft on the RTM of Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 ! Matched with our new AMD Opteron™ 6000 Series platform we have a combination that delivers real value to...
  • Microsoft ships the final Technology Preview for SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse

    Today, Microsoft shipped the final Technology Preview of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse and announced the Technology Adoption Program (TAP). Customers interested in joining the Technology Preview or the TAP, that officially starts now, should...
  • SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to Manufacturing!

    We are very excited to share that today, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing! Customers can expect availability in the next few weeks through Microsoft’s distribution channels. For more information, visit www.sqlserverlaunch.com . SQL...
  • How can I prepare for PowerPivot?

    By Denny Lee, SQL Server Customer Advisory Team One of the main concerns for PowerPivot as an IT Professional or Database Administrator is that PowerPivot involves many different systems of SharePoint, Office, and SQL Server 2008 R2.  It also has...
  • Learn More about StreamInsight

    Hi! I’m Roman and I been working on a really cool piece of technology in SQL Server 2008 R2. Maybe you have heard of it? It has generated a lot of buzz and interest during its CTP phase. It’s called StreamInsight , Microsoft’s platform for Complex Event...
  • Have You Seen the New SQL Server Blogs at MSDN?

    Hi, SQL Server community. My name is Anu Chawla and I am Director of ISV Enablement at Microsoft. I’m excited to announce my team’s contribution to the ongoing SQL Server conversation: two new MSDN blogs written to help SQL Server DBAs look like superheroes...
  • Unisys Releases the First Pre-Packaged Data Warehouse Solution

    Unisys releases high-performance SQL Server 2008 R2 pre-packaged DW solution with up to 50 TB Solid State Disk technology Unisys is the first in the market to offer a pre-packaged SQL Server optimized solution based on the new SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise...
  • SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 with support for PDO (PHP Data Objects)

    Today, we released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of the SQL Server Driver for PHP 2.0 with support for PDO (PHP Data Objects). This new technical bridge for PHP developers that will reduce the complexity of targeting multiple databases and will...
  • New SQL Server 2008 R2 Ebook

    From the Microsoft Learning Team: Our purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. Because this version is Release 2 (R2) of SQL Server 2008, you might think the...
  • Day 2 at Collaborate 2010

    Interesting conversations with more CIOs today as well as partners in the Oracle ecosystem. Roughly 40% of new JD Edwards installations are being deployed with SQL Server. Drivers of that decision are simplicity, lower TCO/higher productivity connectedness...
  • Collaborate 2010 - Microsoft Platinum Sponsor on the Oracle User Groups’ Key Event

    Hello! Stefan Ropers, Sr. Director of Platform Strategy & Application Platform Partners, reporting from Collaborate 2010. Microsoft is committed to intensify the connection with its installed base customers that it often shares with other vendors...
  • Donald Farmer ‘Twitterview’ with SQL Server Magazine

    Attention SQL Server enthusiasts: mark your calendar for April 14, 9:30 AM PDT . SQL Server Magazine is hosting a ‘Twitterview’ with Donald Farmer, Principal Program Manager for SQL Server. This is your opportunity to ask Donald your burning BI questions...
  • SQL Server Magazine Conference Inside Scoop

    What’s the weather like in Las Vegas? Who knows?! The place to be is inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino where the SQL Server Magazine conference is taking place. The Microsoft booth has seen a steady stream of traffic and a question that keeps coming...