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!

SQL & BI

  • SQL Server 2008

    Want to know more about the features in SQL Server 2008 around BI? Take a look at this whitepaper.... http://www.microsoft.com/sql/techinfo/whitepapers/sql_2008_bi.mspx Included in This Document: Introduction Unifying Data Storage and Access Building...
  • PerformancePoint events

    Just seen these PerformancePoint events through the partner community. Partners can invite their customers to the morning event and then join them at lunch and attend the afternoon event. Events for Customers: Monday 19 th November - AM - Cardinal Place...
  • Whats new in SQL 2008?

    To find out we have introduced 3 new modules of the what’s new in SQL Server 2008 eLearning Take the Microsoft free eLearning Collection 6187: What's New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 In this 3 hour on-line collection, IT Professionals will learn about...
  • Performance Point is now on Volume Licencing

    See more @ www.microsoft.com/performancepoint Please see below the relevant information to get started. In addition there is lots of helpful documents... check out the Office Developer Portal and TechCenter for deployment and operations guides, technical...
  • MOPPS training - thats Performance Point!

    Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical training . This four day instructor-led workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills to architect and build Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server...
  • Microsoft Positioned in the Leader Quadrant in Gartner’s latest Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse DBMS, 2007

    Here are the main points from this.... Microsoft is positioned in the Leader quadrant in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse DBMS. The analysts say that SQL Server 2005 is expected to grow in the data warehouse space. Microsoft’s vision for SQL...
  • SAP to buy Business Objects

    There has been speculation around this for some time but it has now been announced that SAP are to buy Business Objects. At a cost of $6.8B. More consolidation of the market. Find out more here
  • OBA Training

    Office Business Applications (OBA) Technical Briefing This two day technical briefing explores an emerging category of applications, known as Office Business Applications (OBA). It explores the technologies that underpin them, in particular Microsoft...
  • MOPPS training available

    Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007 Technical training . This four day instructor-led workshop provides students with the knowledge and skills to architect and build Business Intelligence solutions using Microsoft® Office PerformancePoint Server...
  • UK BI Community Day

    We are holding a Community event for our UK Partners that have attained the Data Management Competency. Please look at the below details and register.... Data Management Partner BI Community Event – 27th September 2007 Dear Partner, I would...
  • ISV Partner Kick-off Event

    Thursday 13th September at Thames Valley Park, Reading. What will we be talking about? new business development tools and initiatives that we'll be launching and running over the next twelve months. new approach to the conundrum of how to demonstrate...
  • Training opportunity for Oracle DBAs

    A Microsoft Partner - Skyline - are offering a great opportunity for Oracle DBAs to attend training on SQL Server 2005. Skyline are a Partner that has strong skills in both technologies. Here is the info from Skyline. Please contact them directly to discuss...
  • Tafiti - Silverlight enabled search

    Tafiti is a new showcase of how we can now mix a rich web experience with search functionality. You can view search results in a number of ways: tree view, newspaper view or drop-down results on a glass pane. You can also switch between search mediums...
  • The Cloud

    There has been a lot of talk recently about Microsoft's "cloud". Its not just discussions on the lack of UK summer this year ... its much much more. Its Microsoft's new approach to the delivery of Internet services. I saw this article that gives a good...
  • The most powerful women of the channel

    So who are these women? Although they come from all different corners of the channel community -- from vendors to distributors to resellers and systems integrators -- the 2007 50 Most Powerful Women of the Channel have one thing in common: They're all...
  • 2007 PASS Community Summit

    Why attend Summit 2007? Network with other industry professionals to build your professional & personal network, select from over 125 technical sessions on SQL Server & Business Intelligence, research the newest products & services available...
  • Where do you want to go?

    This is a tool to highlight to Partners the resources available. You can explore the opportunities by clicking on the roadmap. Details here
  • TechEd IT Forum 2007

    TechEd IT Forum is Microsoft's European conference providing IT professionals with technical training, information & community resources. When? 11th- 16th Nov Where? Barcelona, Spain Early Bird discount until 28th Sept 2007. There will be a number...
  • Licensing made clear

    There are now a number of tools available to our Partners to assist in understanding more about the Microsoft licensing model. Licensing Basics section in Sales Toolkit explains the basics. Licensing Reseller Handbook for a more indepth guide. New content...
  • 4 cool new features in SQL Server 2008

    Here is a good summary of cool new features as per latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) for SQL Server 2008. Article here
  • Oracle charges for extra functionality

    Oracle has released details on the pricing of its Oracle Database 11g software, disclosing that some of the most talked-about features in the new release will be sold as extra-cost add-ons. When the vendor announced the 11g version of its database in...
  • Microsoft Partners Stake Claims in Sharepoint Goldmine

    When we are talking to our Partners it is important that we highlight the opportunity around expanding the Microsoft stack. For this reason, Sharepoint is an important product for any partners in the BI space. This article about how Microsoft partners...
  • SQL Server 2008 July CTP released

    Today, Microsoft released the July Community Technical Preview (CTP) for SQL Server 2008. The release makes available several performance and feature enhancements designed to support customers’ mission-critical platform and enable pervasive insight across...
  • SQL Server 2008 launch gadget

    Count down the days!!!! A gadget for SQL Server 2008 is available to countdown to launch http://www.wedsg.com/winclient/vistasidebargadget/download.htm
  • SQL Server 2008 launch date announced

    In case you missed it - at the recent Worldwide Partner Conference we announced the date for the joint launch of SQL Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008...... In anticipation for the most significant Microsoft enterprise event in the...