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  • Blog Post: Looking for Heroes in Malaysia

    For all you IT Pro and Developer Heroes in Malaysia, it's time to shine and maybe win prizes! All you need to do is write a story based on a true event telling us how you have used Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server, Visual Studio and you can win 30.000 RM worth of prizes. You could for example, tell...
  • Blog Post: Find a Launch event near you!

    Now it’s one week to go before the worldwide launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008 and after that it’s time for the launch in your country. Visit the links below to find more information and to register. Indonesia March 4 th Vietnam April 4 th and 11 th Malaysia...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here

    Have you checked out the Heroes Happen Here page yet? It’s your one stop shop on all you need to know about the launch of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio 2008. Even if you can’t attend the big launch event on February 27 th in LA you can attend the Virtual Launch Event . You will...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 E-learning

    The first E-learning course on SQL Server 2008 is now released. As described on the web: “ You will explore the new data types and the data management features. Additionally, you will learn about the enhanced Integration Services, Analysis Services, and Reporting Services included in SQL Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: Community Launch in Kuala Lumpur

    It’s time for a new Community Launch of Vista, Office and Exchange, this time in Malaysia. On June 22 nd SPAN, SQL Server Practitioners Alliance Network , are organizing an evening event between 6.45-9.15 in the Microsoft Office in Kuala Lumpur. There will be two technical sessions: An Overview of...
  • Blog Post: TechFest 2008 in Manila

    It’s time for the yearly TechFest in Manila, Philippines! On January 22 nd , there will be a full day event with sessions for both IT Pros and Developers covering topics like Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and Office Communication Server 2007. Detailed agenda and registration...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 July CTP

    Now you can download the next SQL Server 2008 CTP. Since the June CTP things has changed within T-SQL, Analysis Services, Event collection and data types. More details about the changes can be found here and you can also watch some upcoming web casts for the July CTP.
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Learning Portal

    The last couple of months I’ve been blogging a lot about Windows Server 2008 and you have been able to try it out and read about it everywhere. But don’t forget that we are also launching the new version of SQL Server at the same time even if it will be available a bit later. For those SQL lovers out...
  • Blog Post: Security and Availability in SQL Server 2008

    I just found a good podcast on TechNet EDGE , it’s a TechNet Radio session that is worth listening to if you’re interested in SQL Server 2008. The topic is Security and Availability in SQL Server 2008 , with the SQL experts Kimberly Tripp and Paul S. Randall . I would say podcasts is a great way for...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

    I just realized that it been more than two weeks since my last post. Some internal training, planning and Chinese New Year has taken too much time. But now I’m back J First of all I just want to let you know that Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2005 has just been released. A lot of the updates concerns...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 event in Jakarta

    Time to report about an upcoming event in Jakarta. On November 2 nd there will be a TechNet Night Session about SQL Server. There will be a presentation about the news in SQL Server 2008 and also great opportunities to network with other IT Pros. Seats are limited so sign up today, more information about...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 roadmap

    As you probably already heard, SQL Server 2008 will not be RTM’d by the time for the Heroes Happen Here Launch. That’s been the plan all the time but now we have some clearer timeline for CTP’s, RC’s and RTM. The feature complete CTP will be available at the Launch and then we will see the Release candidate...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server chat

    The Philippines SQL Server User Group (PHISSUG) is right now trying a different approach for doing chats. Instead of doing it in real time, with the risk of people can’t accessing the chat client at work etc, they are now doing it in their forum. This means that people can access it when they want. They...
  • Blog Post: Celebration of Heroes in Singapore

    It’s time to celebrate the IT Pro and Developer Heroes in Singapore! We will start on December 13 th with TechNet Security Series followed by Windows Server 2008 Launch preview. Topics include Understanding and Implementing WSUS 3.0 and Think your network is safe using default protocols? Think...
  • Blog Post: New SQL Server chat

    Last night chat a new chat started in the PHISSUG forum. This time the topic is “ Let’s talk about Katmai ”. Join it now to learn about the upcoming release!
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 June CTP is availible for download

    Yesterday TechEd US started and as part of the keynote we announced the name for the next release of SQL Server that has been code named “Katmai”. The name will be SQL Server 2008 and now you can also download the first public CTP (Community Technology Preview) of it. Most of the new features concerns...
  • Blog Post: Blogging contest in Singapore

    Calling all bloggers in Singapore! The IT Pro team in Singapore is organizing a blogging contest for members of any of the technical communities in Singapore. You can win nice prizes if you blog about any of the Launch products, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 208 or Visual Studio 2008. Find more detailed...
  • Blog Post: November CTP's of Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008

    I’ve been off a couple of days but last week the November CTP’s of both Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 got available. You can get the SQL bits here and the WS08 bits on connect or with your TechNet Plus Subscription .