The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating Optimized Productivity

The 11th episode of The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series is here, and we are excited to be discussing optimized IT and developer productivity across server and cloud with a common toolset. In this latest episode, Tobias Ternstrom, Lead Program Manager discusses the “Sequence Generator.” Tobias also talks about the discoveries… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating Fast Time to Solution Technologies

In the 10th episode of the Behind the Scenes series, it’s time to talk about reducing complexity and accelerating time to solution with turn-key appliances and cloud offerings. In the episode below, Britt Johnston (@BrittJohnston), Principal Group Manager shares what he has heard from customers recently when talking about the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Look into Required 9s and Data Protection

Welcome to the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series! If you haven’t read The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012, you can download the PDF here. Over the next several weeks we will be publishing video blogs that will provide a behind the scenes look at how SQL Server 2012 was developed,… Read more

SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

Exciting news! Microsoft announced today that SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing. Customers and partners can download an evaluation of the product today and can expect general availability to begin on April 1. Microsoft also announced today an additional preview of an Apache Hadoop-based service on Windows Azure that will be available in the… Read more

Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following the keynotes, you’ll have access to over 30+ sessions to learn about… Read more

A closer look at the HADR capabilities of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance

Hi, I am Steve Wort from the SQL Server Appliance Engineering team. I wanted to give you a quick tour of the HP Enterprise Database Consolidation Appliance Optimized for SQL Server. This Appliance is a the ideal solution for consolidating your SQL Server workload. The Appliance is available in Half Rack, Full Rack, and Multi… Read more

AlwaysOn – New in SQL Server Code Name "Denali" CTP3

What is SQL Server AlwaysOn? SQL Server AlwaysOn is the new high availability and disaster recovery solution for the next release of SQL Server. Using AlwaysOn businesses can achieve increased application availability for their mission critical applications and get higher returns on their high availability investments through better utilization of hardware resources. AlwaysOn also increases… Read more