News

The Forrester Wave: Enterprise Database Management Systems, Q2 2009.
This Forrester Wave assesses more than a dozen firms based primarily on their enterprise open source and closed source database management systems. Forrester named Microsoft a ‘leader’ in the DBMS Wave and states that Microsoft is “The most aggressive DBMS vendor with a strong road map.” In this Wave, Forrester categorizes Leaders as offering “broad set of functionality to support any critical transactional application.”

This Magic Quadrant depicts Gartner's analysis of how data warehouse DBMS software-only vendors measure against specific criteria within the marketplace.

Forrester Research

New Independent Study Finds 162% Risk-Adjusted ROI for SQL Server 2008 Deployment in Total Economic Impact™ of SQL Server 2008 Upgrade study.

Gartner, Inc.

Microsoft is positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms, 2008.

IDC

SQL Server is the fastest growing Database and Business Intelligence vendor.

IDC

SQL Server ships more units than Oracle and IBM combined.

The OLAP Report

SQL Server is the #1 OLAP Server on the market

Dark Reading

Study: SQL Server Is Safest DB

NGS Software Insight Security Research

Which database is more secure? Oracle vs. Microsoft. Since July 2003 more than 100 critical Oracle database security vulnerabilities have been identified, compared to zero for SQL Server for that period.

Technical RollUp

http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx

Documents

Other

Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight CTP2

Microsoft® SQL Server® StreamInsight is Microsoft’s new Complex Event Processing technology to help businesses derive better insights by correlating event streams from multiple sources with near-zero latency.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=a3faa562-b6dc-4702-90c6-bf8e08df3b8b

SQL 2000

Excel 2002/2003 Add-in for SQL Server Analysis Services

The Excel Add-in for SQL Server Analysis Services has been removed to avoid customer confusion about support for this component.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=dae82128-9f21-475d-88a4-4b6e6c069ff0

SSABI

The Microsoft SQL Server™ Accelerator for Business Intelligence (SQL Server Accelerator for BI) has been removed to avoid customer confusion about support for this component.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=a370fbc9-98b1-4f5c-b09b-6f1bf08e9292

SQL 2005

Excel 2002/2003 Add-in for SQL Server Analysis Services

The Excel Add-in for SQL Server Analysis Services has been removed to avoid customer confusion about support for this component.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=dae82128-9f21-475d-88a4-4b6e6c069ff0

Events/Webcasts

Momentum Webcast: Emerge Stronger with Business Intelligence: Finance and Cost Management (Level 100)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Join us for part two of our four-part Emerge Stronger webcast series to learn how a Microsoft total business intelligence solution can help you maximize your technology investment during the economic downturn. In this webcast, we build on the overview provided in the first webcast by providing a detailed look into how you can identify cost-cutting opportunities and improve your financial visibility.

Presenter: Dana Straw, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation

View other sessions from Momentum: Drive Your Midsize Business Forward

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http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032426069&culture=en-US

New KB's

Other

SQL Svr Compact Edtn 3.5 AL: FIX: Error message when an application inserts a value into a foreign key column in SQL Server Compact 3.5: "No key matching the described characteristics could be found within the current range"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974068/EN-US

SQL 2000

SQL Svr Enterprise Edtn 2000 EN: How to impede Windows NT administrators from administering a clustered instance of SQL Server (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/263712/EN-US

SQL 2005

SQL Svr Express Edtn 2005 EN: Error message when you try to uninstall a SQL Server 2005 Express Edition hotfix package: "1731 The source installation package for the product [2] is out of sync with the client package" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955250/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: A query that involves an outer join operation runs very slowly in Microsoft SQL Server 2005 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942444/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: FIX: Error message when you perform an update operation by using a cursor in SQL Server 2005: "Transaction (Process ID <SPID>) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim" (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/953948/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard Edtn 2005 EN: On a computer that has a multicore processor, if the ratio of logical processors to physical sockets is not a power of 2, you cannot install SQL Server 2005 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954835/EN-US

SQL 2008

SQL Svr Enterprise 2008 EN: INF: Understanding and resolving SQL Server blocking problems (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/224453/EN-US

SQL Svr Enterprise 2008 EN: How to configure an instance of SQL Server to listen on a specific TCP port or dynamic port (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/823938/EN-US

SQL Svr Enterprise 2008 EN: How to uninstall an instance of SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955499/EN-US

SQL Svr Enterprise 2008 EN: When you delete maintenance plans on a server instance that is restored from a SQL Server 2008 MSDB database backup, maintenance plans are deleted from the server instance on which the MSDB database was backed up (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955800/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running in a hardware virtualization environment (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/956893/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: Updates to Microsoft SQL server 2008 will fail after an edition upgrade (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/970608/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The memory usage of a SQL Server service increases quickly when you run a query that uses a linked server in SQL Server 2008 (Updated)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971622/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A performance issue in which SQL Server 2008 Management Studio checks the fragmentation data of an index in a large database

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972937/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A validation error is returned when you use the MSOLAP10 provider to connect to a SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services server and set the value of the SubQueries property to 2 in the connection string

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972939/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You cannot synchronize data for a peer-to-peer replication after you perform a dummy update operation in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973223/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: When you run a query that uses the MIN or MAX function against a partitioned view in SQL Server 2008, the query runs much slower than when you run the same query in SQL Server 2005

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973255/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you use Microsoft Connector 1.0 for SAP BI in a SQL Server 2008 Integration Services package to extract data from SAP BW: "System.OutOfMemoryException: Exception of type 'System.OutOfMemoryException' was thrown"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973292/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you resize a Chart control in the Report Designer in SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development Studio on a computer that is running Windows 7: "Chart Exception: Parameter is not valid."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973300/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A query that uses the WITH CUBE aggregation incorrectly returns NULL values when you set the ANSI_WARNINGS option to "ON" in SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973580/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You receive various error messages when you open a SQL Server Reporting Services report whose data source uses the HTTP protocol to connect to SQL Server 2008 Analysis Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973588/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: Cumulative update package 4 for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973602/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Change tracking cleanup does not clean up the sys.syscommittab system table in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973696/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The Database Mirroring session is disconnected when you manually perform a failover in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973897/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A specified collation is displayed incorrectly when you use the Advanced/Enterprise installation mode to install a SQL Server 2008 failover cluster through the GUI

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974036/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you use the DTExec.exe or DTExecUi.exe utility to run a SQL Server 2008 Integration Services package by specifying a configuration file: “The package path referenced an object that cannot be found”

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974076/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Some files are not rolled back to the original file versions after you uninstall a SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 hotfix that is applied when you use a slipstream installation

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974231/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you preview a report in Report Builder 2.0 when the Report server uses Basic Authentication: "The request failed with HTTP status 401: Unauthorized."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974276/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: A subreport does not appear if you set the MergeTransactions property of the subreport to "True" in SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974404/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you use the BCP utility with the -R option in SQL Server 2008 to load a file that contains the dates of the non-English format: "[Microsoft][SQL Server Native Client 10.0]Invalid date format"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974712/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when two or more merge agents are trying to adjust a publisher identity range in parallel in SQL Server 2008: "Msg 548, The insert failed. It conflicted with an identity range check constraint"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975037/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: Error message when you install SQL Server 2008 on a computer that is running Windows 7: "Invoke or BeginInvoke cannot be called on a control until the window handle has been created."

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975055/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: You cannot synchronize binary large object data by using a transactional replication when you set the SubscriptionStreams parameter of the Distribution Agent to a value that is larger than 1 in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975171/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: An access violation occurs when you run a MDX query that involves a calculated member that uses the SUM({set of measures}) function where the set contains measures from different measure groups in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975272/EN-US

SQL Svr Standard 2008 EN: FIX: The connection information is incorrect after you use "Change Connection" to connect to another server before the initial connection is completed in SQL Server Management Studio in SQL Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975414/EN-US