Windows Azure Platform Launch Update

In October 2008 at our Professional Developer Conference we opened the Community Technology Preview (CTP) for the Windows Azure platform (Windows Azure, SQL Azure and .NET Services).  The CTP has been invaluable in terms of shaping many aspects of the Windows Azure platform. PDC 2009 is an exciting event for all of us who are… Read more

Get Your Game On During PASS Summit 2009

Just announced: Microsoft SQL Server Appreciation Event. Join PASS and Microsoft to eat, drink, and play. Open to all PASS attendees. Let’s celebrate PASS Summit 2009! Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 7:00pm-10:00pm at Gameworks, 7th and Pike (Across from the Convention Center)…. Read more

At SharePoint Conference, Project “Gemini” name officially revealed as Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel

The Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 got underway in Las Vegas this morning with keynotes from Steven Ballmer and Jeff Teper kicking off the conference. The SQL Server, ADO.NET Data Services, and Sync Framework teams are all there in force, and had a number of exciting announcements. Be sure to check all three team blogs for… Read more

Get ready for SharePoint Conference Next Week!

The Microsoft SharePoint Conference kicks off next week at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. next Monday, October 19th. Steve Ballmer and Jeff Teper will get things started at 9:00am Pacific, and for those not attending the conference in person the keynote will be streamed live at and available on demand beginning… Read more

SQL Azure October CTP is feature complete!

Today, the SQL Azure Database October CTP (CTP 2) is available and includes the complete feature set that will be delivered at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) on November 17th – 20th, 2009 in LA. Please see the latest SQL Azure Database blog for more details…. Read more

PASS Summit Speakers Chat about Their Sessions

From Channel 9: Senior Data Platform Technology Specialist Buck Woody stopped by the Channel 9 studio to talk to Michael Rys, Principal Program Manager in SQL Server Engineering Team (Azure), and Liam Cavanagh, Senior Program Manager, about upcoming sessions that should not be missed this year’s PASS Summit conference. Buck also chatted with Julie Strauss,… Read more

PASS It On: Refer a Friend and You Both Could Win!

Refer a friend to register for PASS Summit Unite 2009 at $200 off the Full Summit 3-day conference registration, and you and your friend could both win a Dell Mini 10v Netbook! PASS has three pairs of Dell Minis to give away, and the more people you refer, the more times you're entered in the drawing…. Read more