News

Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Citrix, Progress Software and WSO2 co-submit OData to OASIS for standardization

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/05/24/microsoft-sap-ibm-citrix-progress-software-and-wso2-co-submit-odata-to-oasis-for-standardization.aspx

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Credible, Consistent Data

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/05/24/the-fantastic-12-of-2012-behind-the-scenes-of-credible-consistent-data.aspx

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Managed Self-Service BI

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/05/17/the-fantastic-12-of-2012-behind-the-scenes-of-managed-self-service-bi.aspx

SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 Customer Technology Preview (CTP) Available

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2012/05/14/sql-server-2008-r2-service-pack-2-customer-technology-preview-ctp-available.aspx

The SQL Server Benchmark Story

http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/product-info/benchmarks.aspx

Other

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

Events/Webcasts

The New World of Data Symposium

http://www.microsoft.com/business/events/en-us/newworldofdata/#fbid=IdQhylMq4Df

Documents

The Fantastic 12 of 2012

http://download.microsoft.com/download/0/8/6/086EF32A-9A74-4978-AA76-89113AE58493/Fantastic-12-of-2012-Booklet-FINAL.pdf

New KB Articles

SQL 2012

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise

Error message when you try to create an instance of an OLE DB provider in SQL Server: "Cannot create an instance of OLE DB provider"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2647989

SQL 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard

List of the bugs that are fixed in SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 CTP

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2630455

SQL 2005

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard

SQL Server stored procedure custom conflict resolver adds "0x00" to conflicting columns

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2585240

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise

Error message when you try to create an instance of an OLE DB provider in SQL Server: "Cannot create an instance of OLE DB provider"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2647989