Business Intelligence Recap of 2010

Ah yes. The closing of another great year and the promise of a new year is just around the corner. It’s been a busy year that’s for sure and I thought I’d take a minute to recap some of the things we are thankful for. Not an exhaustive list, as I am sure I’ll miss… Read more

SQL Server 2005 SP4 RTM Now Available for Download

The RTM version of Service Pack 4 (SP4) for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is now available for download, and includes SQL Server 2005 SP3 cumulative updates 1 to 11, customer requested fixes and the SQL Server 2005 SP4 database engine support for DAC operations. As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our… Read more

All about the SQL Server JumpIn! camp

The SQL Server JumpIn! Camp, was scheduled from Nov 16th thru 19th at an excellent facility not too far from Microsoft's main campus with the purpose of bringing key PHP developers and SQL Server engineers together with the goal of supporting SQL Server and SQL Azure, with the last day reserved for Windows Azure and IIS. We extended our invitations… Read more

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