Announcing an updated version of PowerPivot for Excel

Today, Microsoft is announcing the launch of Windows Azure Marketplace (formerly codenamed “Dallas”). The Windows Azure Marketplace is an online marketplace to find, share, advertise, buy and sell building block components, premium data sets and finished applications. Windows Azure Marketplace includes a data section called DataMarket, aka Microsoft Codename Dallas.   With this announcement, the… Read more

HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SQL SERVER!!!

Greetings to the SQL Server community :   Last year in October 2009, we introduced  the process of interacting on a regular basis with the developers and users in the form of surveys.  During the last 12 months, we completed surveys that focused on the broad SQL Connectivity components, including ODBC, ADO.NET, JDBC and PHP. … Read more

CIOs share insight on best practices and challenges in today’s enterprise environment

This week, Microsoft launched a new tool for information on mission critical applications called Today’s Enterprise. Designed to help CIOs and IT decision makers share ideas and best practices and analyze their platform options, the site features case studies, product information and CIO commentary on the various needs and issues IT decision makers are facing… Read more

Get ready for the 2010 PASS Summit (Nov. 8-11 in Seattle)

Excitement for the 2010 PASS Summit is building on the SQL Server Team as we prepare for big announcements, upwards of 50 Microsoft-led sessions and seeing our fellow SQL peers at the event. In our opinion, this annual gathering is one of the best ways for professionals to meet others in the industry and learn… Read more