SQL Server 2008 R2 Release to Manufacturing

SQL Server 2008 R2 is here! Get to know the new features and capabilities like Application and Multi-server Management, PowerPivot, Master Data Services, Report Builder 3.0, StreamInsight! Microsoft, Dell, MaximumASP and PASS provide a free hosted demo environment on http://www.previewsqlserver.com/ for you to test SQL Server 2008 R2 with several interesting labs. The new opportunities…


Behind the scenes: Hotmail

Interesting blog post on what scale Hotmail is running at. Some highlights: Storage is being added at 2’000 Terabytes per month Currently 155’000 Terabytes of storage is being used 350 million people actively use Hotmail on a monthly basis 3’000 million mail messages per day, of which 1’000 million are SPAM. Largest SQL Server 2008…


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…