PHP Drivers for SQL Server Whitepaper: SQL PDO and Microsoft SQL Server

We are proud to announce the availability of the whitepaper “SQL PDO and Microsoft SQL Server”. While drivers for PHP to access SQL Server have been available for some time now, this new version is a milestone as it gives developers access not only to native PHP drivers, but to PDO drivers as well. This… Read more

Updated: Analysis Services – Roadmap for SQL Server Code Name “Denali” and Beyond

At the TechEd North America 2011 conference in Atlanta this week, the SQL Server team is providing details on the SQL Server “Denali” release, including the upcoming public availability of a Community Technology Preview (CTP) this summer.  As part of these announcements, we are providing an update on the SQL Server Analysis Services roadmap that… Read more

More Details on Microsoft code-named "Atlanta" – a configuration assessment service for SQL Server

It’s day 3 at the Annual PASS Summit in Seattle! The last two days have brought attendees a lot of exciting news about what’s coming soon for SQL Server customers, including the introduction of Microsoft code-named “Atlanta” during Ted Kummert’s keynote on Tuesday. Because of your positive Tweets and comments about this new service coming… Read more

Microsoft Dives Deeper into SQL Server code-named “Denali” – the next version of SQL Server

This is an exciting time for the SQL Server Team. After Ted Kummert announced the next release of SQL Server, Microsoft SQL Server code-named “Denali”, yesterday at the opening keynote of PASS Summit 2010, today Quentin Clark, General Manager of the Database Systems Group, gave PASS attendees a closer look into some of the exciting… Read more

List of in depth PASS sessions on SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”

PASS Attendees: now you’ve heard about the new features coming in SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” (featured in Ted Kummert’s keynote), don’t miss the sessions that explore Denali in depth:   Session Number Session Name BID274M Ad Hoc Reporting Revisited DBA351M SQL Server Denali High Availability BIA380M What’s coming next in SSIS DBA300M A Dramatic new… Read more

Parallel Data Warehouse is now available!

Today, Microsoft announced General Availability of SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (formerly Project “Madison”), its first Appliance for high end Data Warehousing. For customers with the most demanding Data Warehouses, SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse offers massive scalability to hundreds of terabytes and enterprise class performance through a massively parallel processing… Read more

Microsoft Delivers SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse and the next version of SQL Server, SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”

PASS Summit 2010 is upon us and today marks a big milestone for Microsoft in the information platform space. We’re excited to be announcing pivotal advancements to Microsoft SQL Server today from the event keynote, including the general availability of the  much anticipated SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse, plans for the next generation… Read more

“SQLPASS It On” Social Media Contests @ PASS Summit 2010

Share your great PASS experiences with people who aren’t able to be at the event and connect and communicate with the community onsite. Get involved by participating in the social contests and activities happening during PASS Summit 2010!   Tips on getting started: ·         Download a Twitter app and signup via your smartphone ·         Download… Read more

Watch the PASS Summit 2010 Keynotes Via Live Stream!

Not attending PASS Summit this year but still would like to watch the Keynotes? Go to and register on the PASS site to be able to watch the live streaming video. Specific links to each keynote are available below (after you register on the PASS site): Tuesday, November 9th from 8:45 a.m. PT –… Read more

Join us on Nov 16 for a Free Virtual Seminar Focused on Next-Generation Data Warehousing Appliance Architectures

As budgets languish, data growth balloons and business demand intensifies, BI and data warehousing professionals are under immense pressure to squeeze every last dollar of value from existing investments, while providing 24/7 access to mission-critical business information. That’s the bad news. The good news is you’re invited to join renowned visionaries Bill Inmon (the father… Read more