SQL 2008 Readiness

  On the Microsoft website you can now find e-learning resources, webcasts and virtual labs to learn for free about the new features in SQL Server 2008.   Don’t miss this great free chance to learn about it!   Links:   E-learning Collection 6187: What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2008 https://www.microsoftelearning.com/eLearning/offerDetail.aspx?offerPriceId=139087   SQL Server…


TechNet Webcast: SQL Server Performance Counter Guidance

  Monitoring performance on Microsoft SQL Server using perfmon can be difficult. There are many counters, and it is hard to determine what you should be looking for. Having a set list of counters and knowing what to look for can help SQL Server administrators determine whether performance issues exist, and how scalable their servers are….


Coming Soon: SQL Server SoundBytes!

  The U.K. SQL Server PFE team is preparing, starting from September 2007, a series of SQL Server SoundBytes aimed to deliver proactive content to our Premier customer via Livemeeting.   Premier SoundByte sessions will be ideal for customers who need proactive information, for whom it may not be convenient to leave the office to come…


TechNet Webcast: The Next Release of Microsoft SQL Server

Description: This session provides an overview of the next release of Microsoft SQL Server that is currently under development. The presenters will cover the core value proposition, major themes and scenarios, and some specific improvements, together with the new development processes Microsoft is using to build this release, the release timeline, and the disclosure calendar.   Presenter:…


Webcasts on SQL Server 2005 – New Entries!

  Just a quick update on the next webcasts available for SQL Server 2005 (and Sharepoint Services v3)!   SQL Server 2005 SP2 Tools and Improvements (Level 200)   Event Overview: In this webcast, we discuss the broad range of tools available for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2). If you are a…


Discover Microsoft Premier Support!

  A new webcast to discover Microsoft Premier Support in 60 minutes.   Event Overview: Add value to the management of your IT infrastructure with Microsoft Services Premier Support. Get just what you want, whether it is designated technical professionals that supervise all your support needs, problem resolution support that covers your systems 24/7, or…


SQL Server 2005 – All the Webcasts to Upgrade your Skills!

  A good point to start with, if you need to upgrade your skills to SQL Server 2005, is the new Microsoft Webcasts Page entirely dedicated to this, at http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/technetsqlserver2005.mspx. What’s new this week:   Introduction to SQL Server 2005 Integration Services Friday, February 23, 2007 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Integration Services (SSIS) is a…


Take a Lab and Win a GPS Navigator!

Take any TechNet or MSDN virtual lab or labcast before March 31st 2007: you can win a GPS navigator! Here are the links to the TechNet labs available on SQL Server: – SQL Server 2005- SQL Server 2005 Upgrade- SQL Server 2000


Preparing for DST changes in 2007

In August of 2005 the United States Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, which changes the dates of both the start and end of daylight saving time (DST) from 2007. While the change in daylight saving time applies to U.S. and Canada, it may have an impact also on customers who interact or integrate with…


New: TechNet Virtual Labs on SQL Server 2005

New TechNet Virtual Labs on SQL Server 2005 have been uploaded! They require no setup or installation, and they are completely for free!   Choose the ones that you need to improve your skills today:   • SQL Server Business Intelligence: Report Builder • SQL Server Business Intelligence: Integration Services • SQL Server Business Intelligence: Service Analysis…