Redmondmag.com goes inside SQL Server 2008

Don Kiely from Redmond Developer Magazine wrote an article entitled “Inside SQL Server 2008,” that highlights the new features of SQL Server 2008. The article is also featured on the cover of the November 2008 print edition of the publication. A quote from Don’s article reads, “SQL Server 2008 is not a fundamental rewrite of… Read more

New version of SQL Data Services part of “Azure” CTP

Microsoft’s Professional Developers Conference (PDC) kicked off this week with a bang. We announced the availability of the latest version of SQL Data Services (SDS) (formerly SQL Server Data Services) as well as the SDK toolkit, as part of the Microsoft Azure™ Services Platform (Azure) Community Technology Preview (CTP). Also announced was the upcoming CTP… Read more

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Public CTP now available

SQL Server 2005 SP3 CTP is now available for public testing. Details SP3 CTP provides a roll-up of QFE work done since SP2, as well as addresses critical issues reported through the SQL Server community. Per revised servicing strategy for SQL Server releases, SP3 does not introduce new features. SP3 CTP applies to: SQL Server… Read more

SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack Released

A collection of 26 free stand-alone tools, components and frameworks has been released. This collection is designed to enhance using and developing for SQL Server 2008 as well as other versions of SQL Server. The Feature Pack consists of the following: Microsoft ADOMD.NET ADOMD.NET is a Microsoft .NET Framework object model that enables software developers… Read more

SQL Server 2008 performs 1 trillion row query in seconds at BI Conference

The Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle is buzzing today as Microsoft kicks off its second annual Business Intelligence Conference. Microsoft Business Division president Stephen Elop took the stage to speak to more than 2,500 customers and partners about end-user empowerment, self-service BI, and people-ready BI, followed by Ted Kummert, corporate vice president… Read more

New study finds 162% Risk-Adjusted ROI for SQL Server 2008 Deployment

An independently commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting explores the economic impact and ROI achieved by a healthcare customer after deploying SQL Server 2008. Read the Total Economic Impact (TEI) study here. The customer operates four hospitals and other medical facilities, and handles approximately 500,000 SQL Server database queries daily. Forrester concluded that by upgrading… Read more