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May, 2011

  • BI market growth

    BI is a big opportunity for partners. Gartner recently released analysis of the BI market and found that spending on BI and analytics software had increased by 13.4 per cent in 2010. This is a huge jump, particularly considering the tight budgets worldwide...
  • Mythbusting: SQL Server is expensive

    This isn’t nearly as common a myth as some of the others I’ve described so far in this series. Compared to most of the big players in this space, SQL Server is very low priced. The list prices for our competitors in this space tend to be about...
  • Mythbusting: SQL Server isn’t a market leader

    In terms of big customers, Microsoft have been playing catch up with regard to databases. Some of our competitors have had a much stronger foothold into the enterprise space, with huge deployments in huge customers. That’s probably where this myth...
  • Mythbusting: SQL Server isn’t secure

    This is a myth that Microsoft have been fighting against for years. Some bad history has left us with a reputation that we’ve been struggling to overcome ever since. To get over this history, Microsoft have come up with procedures around security...
  • Mythbusting: SQL Server isn’t reliable

    I started this series of posts talking about scalability and now I’ll talk about reliability. This is another IT term that might have different meanings to different people. For the sake of this post, I’ll assume that reliability means that...
  • Mythbusting: SQL Server doesn’t scale

    There are some stories and myths around SQL Server. Like a lot of myths, these stories may have some origins in truth, but that doesn’t mean they are true now. This series of blog posts will address some of the key myths and give you the facts around...
  • Advanced Copy

    Yesterday, I received my advanced copy of the new edition of Designing Electronic Forms for SharePoint and InfoPath. This is a 1000 page book which does exactly what the title suggests. It's a guide on how to use InfoPath to design electronic forms, both...
  • Geeks in Delft: Day 6

    The Escher museum Exploring the Hague Toasting stuff over the fire. Unfortunately, we've got to come home tomorrow.