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  • Blog Post: Seamless insights on structured and unstructured data with SQL Server 2012 Parallel Data Warehouse

    In the fast evolving new world of Big Data, you are being asked to answer a new set of questions that require immediate responses on data that has changed in volume, variety, complexity and velocity. A modern data platform must be able to answer these new questions without costing IT millions of dollars...
  • 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: Ted Kummert, Senior Vice President, speaks about helping customers in consolidation efforts

    Check out a new video with Ted Kummert , SVP for the Microsoft Business Platform Division, outlining how Microsoft and its partners are trying to help customers realize the key benefits of SQL Server consolidation. As customers try to reduce costs, they are looking at SQL Server consolidation. To...
  • Blog Post: 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 workloads, announcing the upcoming delivery of the...
  • 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: Don’t pass by PASS Summit 2011!

    PASS Summit 2011 is just around the corner! PASS Summit is the largest SQL Server and BI conference in the world. It is planned and presented by the SQL Server Community for the SQL Server community. This year, there will be 174 training sessions spread across six technical tracks, including two full...
  • Blog Post: How Fast is Project Codenamed “Hekaton” – It’s ‘Wicked Fast’!

    Recently I posted a video about how the SQL Server Community was looking into emerging trends in BI and Database technologies - one of the key technologies mentioned in that video was in-memory. Many Microsoft customers have been using in-memory technologies as part of SQL Server since 2010 including...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Citrix, Progress Software and WSO2 co-submit OData to OASIS for standardization

    Last November, at PASS 2011, Ted Kummert, CVP, SQL Server laid out Microsoft’s data platform vision for the new world of data that we all live in – one that is characterized by an tremendous growth in the volume, variety and velocity of data that we need to deal with. In his keynote, Ted pointed out...
  • 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: 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: PASS Summit 2012 Recap & the Milestones of SQL Server 2012

    Last week marked the completion of a great week at PASS Summit 2012 , the world’s largest technical training conference for SQL Server professionals and BI experts alike. During this year’s 3-day conference, nearly 4,000 attendees heard firsthand about the great advances being made toward managing big...
  • Blog Post: What’s Your Favorite Feature of SQL Server 2012?

    PASS Summit in November was a perfect opportunity to catch up with SQL Server community members to ask them about their favorite features of SQL Server 2012. We caught up with many of them at a local restaurant and captured their responses in this video to kick off Quentin Clark’s keynote . Perhaps not...