Learn More about StreamInsight

Hi! I’m Roman and I been working on a really cool piece of technology in SQL Server 2008 R2. Maybe you have heard of it? It has generated a lot of buzz and interest during its CTP phase. It’s called StreamInsight, Microsoft’s platform for Complex Event Processing. Microsoft’s information platform vision provides enterprises with a… Read more

Unisys Releases the First Pre-Packaged Data Warehouse Solution

Unisys releases high-performance SQL Server 2008 R2 pre-packaged DW solution with up to 50 TB Solid State Disk technology Unisys is the first in the market to offer a pre-packaged SQL Server optimized solution based on the new SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise or Datacenter Editions. The SQL Server Powerrack is the first high-end SQL… Read more

SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to Manufacturing!

We are very excited to share that today, Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 to manufacturing! Customers can expect availability in the next few weeks through Microsoft’s distribution channels. For more information, visit www.sqlserverlaunch.com. SQL Server 2008 R2 enhancements continue to support mission-critical workloads providing a trusted, scalable platform, increased developer and IT efficiency and… Read more

Day 2 at Collaborate 2010

Interesting conversations with more CIOs today as well as partners in the Oracle ecosystem. Roughly 40% of new JD Edwards installations are being deployed with SQL Server. Drivers of that decision are simplicity, lower TCO/higher productivity connectedness with the Microsoft Desktop. In general, customers say that our platform is a better fit for their needs…. Read more

Collaborate 2010 – Microsoft Platinum Sponsor on the Oracle User Groups’ Key Event

Hello! Stefan Ropers, Sr. Director of Platform Strategy & Application Platform Partners, reporting from Collaborate 2010. Microsoft is committed to intensify the connection with its installed base customers that it often shares with other vendors. Roughly half of Oracle’s acquired applications run on Microsoft’s Windows Server and SQL Server. That is true, for example, for… Read more

How can I prepare for PowerPivot?

By Denny Lee, SQL Server Customer Advisory Team One of the main concerns for PowerPivot as an IT Professional or Database Administrator is that PowerPivot involves many different systems of SharePoint, Office, and SQL Server 2008 R2.  It also has a lot of moving parts and making sure that all of these parts work together… Read more

Have You Seen the New SQL Server Blogs at MSDN?

Hi, SQL Server community. My name is Anu Chawla and I am Director of ISV Enablement at Microsoft. I’m excited to announce my team’s contribution to the ongoing SQL Server conversation: two new MSDN blogs written to help SQL Server DBAs look like superheroes. Specifically, we write about best practices, tips, and tricks to help… Read more

New SQL Server 2008 R2 Ebook

From the Microsoft Learning Team: Our purpose in Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is to point out both the new and the improved in the latest version of SQL Server. Because this version is Release 2 (R2) of SQL Server 2008, you might think the changes are relatively minor—more than a service pack, but… Read more

SQL Server Magazine Conference Inside Scoop

What’s the weather like in Las Vegas? Who knows?! The place to be is inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino where the SQL Server Magazine conference is taking place. The Microsoft booth has seen a steady stream of traffic and a question that keeps coming up is “when is SQL Server 2008 R2 being launched?”… Read more

Donald Farmer ‘Twitterview’ with SQL Server Magazine

Attention SQL Server enthusiasts: mark your calendar for April 14, 9:30 AM PDT. SQL Server Magazine is hosting a ‘Twitterview’ with Donald Farmer, Principal Program Manager for SQL Server. This is your opportunity to ask Donald your burning BI questions. This is a continuation of SQL Server Magazine’s article by Shelia Molnar about Microsoft’s BI… Read more