SQL & BI

This is a blog around all topics related to Data Management (SQL & BI). I hope to provide updates from Microsoft, info on the marketplace, what the competition are up to, Partner activity and anything that I see that might be of interest to others!

January, 2007

  • Evo Supremo game - a bit of fun!

    I challenge you to try and beat my score in our new game for Partners: EVO Supremo, either with your knowledge of our latest software or your speed at searching. http://www.microsoft.co.uk/evosupremo/ Partner Prizes: · 1st Prize : Alienware Aurora M9700...
  • Microsoft crashes IBM Lotus Party with migration tools

    eWeek - January 22, 2007 At the kickoff of IBM's annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando, Fla., Microsoft announced a series of tools to help Lotus Notes/Domino customers take advantage of the unified communication and collaboration innovations that are...
  • UK BI Partner Symposium - Feb 14th - London

    This Valentine's Day I am looking for new Partners to forge exciting relationships with! Long-term commitment preferred. Good sense of humour always helps. Any age group considered. No I'm not promising to solve all your private relationship problems...
  • Microsoft Blue Monster

    Many of you might have seen this drawing on a number of emails/blogs/posters from Microsoft. So what is this all about? Find out more here: blue monster video Professor MacLeod has a fab blog that never fails to raise a smile. Hugh gives a few explanations...
  • Teradata partners on BI solutions

    eChannelLine - January 15, 2007 Microsoft Corp. and Teradata have announced that they are working together to optimize interoperability between Microsoft business intelligence solutions and the Teradata Enterprise Data Warehouse to help information workers...
  • 55 patches for Oracle

    Its taken them over 3 years to follow suit but Oracle are taking a page straight out of Microsoft's playbook by implementing an advance notice mechanism for its quarterly release of security patches. But what will this tell us? According to Oracle's website...
  • The First-Ever Microsoft BI Conference is announced!

    Announcing The First-Ever Microsoft Business Intelligence Conference! Seattle -Washington State Convention and Trade Center May 9-11, 2007. We invite you to join us for this exciting and informative Conference for customers and partners. The first-ever...
  • The Little Engine that Can...

    ....SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition (SQL Server Compact Edition) is designed for developers who need light weight, in process relational database solution for their applications that can be developed and deployed...
  • More consolidation - more acquisitions

    Another acquisition in the BI market! Hyperion have announced the acquisition of Decisioneering - a decision analysis software and solutions company with the Crystal Ball software - a predictive analytics, simulation and modeling tool. This follows on...
  • Partner TV - on screen on Business Intelligence

    A certain member of my team is working his way round the company asking us to discuss our jobs - grabbing us with no warning to ask us questions! Take a look at the results! Oh dear! But Partner TV is a great way to find your way around Microsoft, put...
  • BPIO Training

    BPIO? Another Microsoft acronym! BPIO is Business Productivity Infrastructure Optimization. Ok - so what does that actually mean? This is a Microsoft campaign designed to help businesses understand how to get the best out of Office 2007 and covers three...
  • Top 20 geek novels - the results!

    Well the list makes interesting reading - not sure about the books though! Especially #4.... 4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? -- Philip Dick Read the list