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  • Blog Post: Introducing the AzureCAT PPI Theater at PASS BA

    The AzureCAT (Customer Advisory Team) is returning to the world of PASS and joining all of you Data lovin’ folks at the PASS BA conference this week in sunny San Jose! For those you that aren’t familiar with AzureCAT , we are a Microsoft organization in the Cloud and Enterprise division that...
  • Blog Post: The Microsoft Infinity Room Photo Contest Has a Winner!

    Congratulations to Edgar Rivera, whose Microsoft Infinity Room photo won the #InsightsAwait Photo Sweepstakes . “I never thought that stepping into some data visualization could be this cool,” Edgar tweeted. You can see his photo here . Visitors to the Microsoft Infinity Room were invited...
  • Blog Post: The data platform for a new era

    Earlier today, Microsoft hosted a customer event in San Francisco where I joined CEO Satya Nadella and COO Kevin Turner to share our perspective on the role of data in business. Satya outlined his vision of a platform built for an era of ambient intelligence. He also stressed the importance of a “data...
  • Blog Post: Tune in tomorrow and accelerate your insights

    Tomorrow’s the day! Tune in to hear from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, COO Kevin Turner, and Data Platform Group CVP Quentin Clark about Microsoft’s approach to data, and how the latest advancements in technology can help you transform data into action. Mark your calendar RSVP...
  • Blog Post: Join us on April 15 and Accelerate Your Insights

    Mark your calendar now to join us online on April 15 for the Accelerate your insights event , streaming live from San Francisco, California at 10:00 AM PDT. Wondering what your data can do for you? Join us to online find out how to drive your business in real-time, from apps to insights. You’ll...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 - Los Angeles, CA - Oct. 27-30

    Microsoft's premier developer event, the Professional Developer Conference, is just over 3 months away. PDC 2008 will feature more than 160 sessions covering a wide range of topics for professional developers and architects. Each session is delivered by Microsoft engineers, so attendees can expect to...
  • Blog Post: 'Beyond Heroes' - Behind the scenes with SQL Server 2008 at TechEd 2008

    Developers were treated to a first hand look at what is possible using Microsoft's Data Platform technologies. SQL Server 2008, the Microsoft Sync Framework and the new SQL Server Data Services cloud storage were featured in Bill Gate's keynote on Tuesday. Technical Fellow, Dave Campbell, took the audience...
  • Blog Post: Take the Journey into 2012 at SQL Server Connections (Mar 26-29)

    SQL Server Connections is happening next week (March 26 – March 30) in Las Vegas and Microsoft is honored to be a Platinum Sponsor of the event. It will be an action packed week starting with the pre-con workshops on Sunday and Monday, with Shawn Bice’s Keynote on Monday evening. Tuesday is “Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: PASS Summit 2011: Celebrating Community

    The SQL Server community is, in a word, awesome. I’ve never seen a user community come together like ours does to help each other get the most of the product, learn and share their experiences, and grow in their careers. And I’ve never seen a conference quite like PASS Summit, organized by a fantastic...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 performs 1 trillion row query in seconds at BI Conference

    The Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle is buzzing today as Microsoft kicks off its second annual Business Intelligence Conference. Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop took the stage to speak to more than 2,500 customers and partners about end-user empowerment, self...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Team at PASS Summit 2011

    Microsoft is once again delighted to be a premier sponsor of the PASS Summit in Seattle from Oct 11 – 14, 2011. We are committing our top resources to the most value-packed SQL Server and Business Intelligence event of the year. This event includes informative keynotes from Microsoft executives as well...
  • Blog Post: Get a free copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition!

    First the let’s talk about the great Microsoft breakout sessions at this year’s PASS Summit conference!  Some of the highlights from the 60+ Microsoft sessions include Liam Cavanagh (3 sessions on the upcoming SQL Azure Database solution), Buck Woody (2 sessions on Manageability, and 1 session on...
  • Blog Post: Attend PASS Community Summit 2008 - Seattle, WA – Nov 18-21

    The Microsoft SQL Server Developer Team will be turning out in force for this year’s PASS Community Summit 2008. As the single largest gathering of Microsoft SQL Server professionals in the world, PASS Summit is the most important technical conference of the year for the SQL Server community. With...
  • Blog Post: Guest Blog Post from NetApp: Win with Microsoft and NetApp Solutions

    NetApp a Microsoft SQL Server 2012, Platinum Sponsor, delivers a comprehensive portfolio of storage and data management solutions to help you get the full value of your Microsoft technology investments. With our joint solutions, you can efficiently store and manage data for your Microsoft applications...
  • Blog Post: Join us March 7, 2012 for the Virtual Launch of SQL Server 2012!

    On March 7, 2012 we are hosting the SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event (VLE), to share the latest on SQL Server 2012 and the evolution of the Microsoft data platform. Through our VLE, anyone, anywhere in the world can simply log in and be a part of this amazing experience – consuming content at your...
  • Blog Post: Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals

    The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following...
  • Blog Post: Join us and learn about SQL Server 2008 R2 in Santa Clara on May 25th or New York on May 27th!

    Microsoft and PASS would like to invite you to an exclusive Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 event to come and discover powerful new capabilities that enable organizations to scale operations with confidence, boost productivity and deliver business insight that empowers end-users. Learn how businesses...
  • Blog Post: Recap from PASS Summit 2011

    We had a great week at PASS Summit 2011 , a SQL Server and BI user conference. During the day 1 keynote Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Platform Decision, talked about Microsoft’s roadmap for helping customers manage and analyze any data, of any size, anywhere -- on...
  • Blog Post: New version of SQL Data Services part of “Azure” CTP

    Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) kicked off this week with a bang. We announced the availability of the latest version of SQL Data Services (SDS) (formerly SQL Server Data Services) as well as the SDK toolkit, as part of the Microsoft Azure™ Services Platform (Azure) Community...
  • Blog Post: Follow up to the SQL Server Fireside Chats after the 24 Hours of PASS Sessions

    The SQL Server Team held Fireside Chats at the end of the 24 Hours of PASS on September 7-8, 2011 to give attendees the opportunity to ask questions directly to members of the SQL Server engineering team. The engineers answered most of the questions during the chat, however there were a few questions...
  • Blog Post: Extending the Microsoft Data Platform to the Cloud

    Dave Campbell, Microsoft Technical Fellow and SQL Server guru, is interviewed by Microsoft's Channel 9 team. Dave shares what will be unveiled with respect to extending the Microsoft Data Platform to the cloud at this year's PDC 2008 conference in Los Angeles. Dave is scheduled to present a session on...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 tops TechEd 2008 IT Pro conference

    On the heels of last week's successful TechEd 2008 for Developers, SQL Server 2008 was again well received at the second half of TechEd 2008 devoted to IT Pros. Over 8,786 customers, partners, press, and staff attended last the IT Pro week long event. Microsoft Senior VP of Server & Tools Bob...
  • Blog Post: Denny Cherry Guest Post: Get Ready for PASS Summit 2012

    Guest Blog Post by : Denny Cherry, MVP and Independent Consultant ( www.mrdenny.com | blog.mrdenny.com ) The SQL PASS Summit, being held in Seattle Washington this year, is the premier conference for SQL Server professionals.  Attending the SQL PASS conference is a bit of a different experience...
  • Blog Post: New SQL Server 2008 Experience web site launched

    Today, Microsoft launched the SQL Server 2008 Experience, which is a new web site that helps Microsoft’s customers and partners learn behind-the-scenes details about about SQL Server 2008. The launch of the SQL Server 2008 Experience kicks off a worldwide readiness outreach that will reach over...
  • Blog Post: Kilimanjaro to deliver Application and Multi-server Management

    The PASS Summit Conference is in full swing here in Seattle. During Ted Kummert’s keynote at PASS, Microsoft announced future capabilities for application and multi-server management as part of the SQL Server code-name “Kilimanjaro” release. Customers are faced with challenges around...