Oracle Applications on SQL Server workshop – Zurich

On 21-22 January 2009, Microsoft is hosting a free two day technical workshop covering the specifics of how Oracle applications interact with SQL Server, as well as how to architect a scalable and highly available solution. The applications covered include Siebel, PeopleSoft and JD Edwards. The workshop will be presented by Frank McBath, a well…


Advance Notice: Extraordinary Security Update, 17. December 2008

The security of our Customers and Partners is for Microsoft Switzerland of primary concern. We wish to support our Customers in their IT Infrastructure operations, so today Wednesday 17 December 2008, around 19:00 Swiss Time, we will be announcing an extraordinary security update. This update affects all supported versions of Internet Explorer. Detailed information will…


BizTalk Server 2009 Beta Available

The beta version of BizTalk Server 2009 has been released on the Microsoft Connect Site Primarily, the new features include: Web service registry capabilities with support for UDDI (Universal Description Discovery and Integration) Version 3.0 Support of current Microsoft Platform Technologies (.NET Framework 3.5 SP1; Visual Studio 2008 SP1; Windows Server 2008 and Windows 2008’s…


Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.0 is available

The Offline Virtual Machine Service Tool 2.0 provides a way to automate the process of updating virtual machines running on virtual servers and Hyper-V with the latest operating system updates. The tool uses “servicing jobs” to manage the update operations based on lists of existing virtual machines stored in VMM Using Windows Workflow Foundation technology,…


Windows Server 2008 SP2 Beta and Windows Vista SP2 Beta are available

On Tuesday 2 December, Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 Beta, and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Beta will be released to TechNet und MSDN for subscribers. On 4 December, Microsoft will also release the Beta to the General Public for download. The final release of Service Pack 2 is expected in the 1st half…


Swiss SQL Server User Group: Swiss PASS Chapter – New website!

PASS Switzerland has launched a new web site to keep you informed of upcoming events and what is happening in the Community. Interact with you fellow Swiss SQL Server users, and have a say what goes on. You can become a member for free and it is an official chapter of the world-wide SQL PASS…


Windows Vista – Springboard Series of Resources

Can’t find all the resources you need to Plan, Deploy and Manage Windows Vista? Well, the Springboard Series of Resources is available to help you. Discover, Explore, Deploy and Manage resources, are all in one place, to make your job easier. Monthly spotlights; interviews and advice from technical experts like Mark Russinovich; links to the…


SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide

The SQL Server 2008 Upgrade Technical Reference Guide is now available. This 490-page white paper covers the essential phases and steps to upgrade existing instances of SQL Server 2000 and 2005 to SQL Server 2008 by using best practices. These include preparation tasks, upgrade tasks, and post-upgrade tasks. It is intended to be a supplement…


Azure – How does Microsoft build, provision, monitor and run the environment

A recorded session from the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is available that discusses the Microsoft Azure platform from a technical perspective. In this session you will about the internal service management system and virtualization technologies responsible for monitoring, configuring, and lifecycle management of the cloud computing environment. Hear about the mechanisms used to deliver…