The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Big Data Analytics and Data Warehousing

We’re back with a new episode of The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Series and this week we’re covering the hot topic of Big Data! In this episode, Saptak Sen, Senior Product Manager, recaps some the conversations he recently had with customers at the 2012 Strata Conference and the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Credible, Consistent Data

We’ve crossed the halfway point in The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series and would be delighted to get your feedback on the series as well as The Fantastic 12 of #SQL2012 Twitter Contest. Please share your feedback in the comments section below or send us messages on either Facebook or Twitter…. Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Managed Self-Service BI

We’re back with a new episode of The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, where we’re providing unique insights from the SQL Server Engineering Team as they developed SQL Server 2012. This week we are jumping ahead to Number 6 of The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012 (PDF) and we’ll revisit… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes – Ensuring Peace of Mind

Once again it’s on! We hope you enjoy this fourth episode of the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, where you’re getting a peak into workings of the SQL Server Engineering Team with previously unheard stories from team members as they developed and tested SQL Server 2012. The first three episodes can… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Organizational Security and Compliance

Welcome to the third episode of the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, where we’re providing a unique look into some interesting stories and perspectives from members of the SQL Server Engineering Team as they developed SQL Server 2012. If you missed the previous episodes, be sure check out Episode 1 and… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: A Behind the Scenes View of Blazing Fast Performance

Last week we kicked off the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, the first episode covering SQL Server AlwaysOn was just the beginning of this unique 12-part look into the SQL Server Engineering Team. Download The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012 (PDF) to follow along with all the episodes and learn… Read more

Win New SQL Server T-Shirts by Following the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series

Prior to the launch of SQL Server 2012, we asked the SQL Family to vote for their favorite new SQL Server t-shirt based on six original designs. We counted all of your votes and printed the top four most popular designs that are shown below. Now it’s time to get the opportunity to win one!… Read more

SQL Server Training at its Best: Join us in Dallas for PASS SQLRally 2012

With PASS SQLRally Dallas just a month away, Microsoft SQL Server Senior Marketing Manager and PASS Director Jennifer Moser talked with PASS President Bill Graziano about what to expect at the May 10-11, 2012 conference focusing on all things SQL Server. Jennifer: Who should attend PASS SQLRally, and how would you describe the event to… Read more

Guest Blog Post: How to Jumpstart Your Career as a DBA by Thomas LaRock

You are a SQL Server DBA, and I know what you are going through. You are frustrated at having to correct other people's work. You are tired from being woken at odd hours, or needed to work on weekends. And the better you get at your job, the more likely you cannot advance in your… Read more

#SQLFamily is Giving Back – Week 1

Wow #SQLFamily…just wow. The SQL Server Team has been overwhelmed by the amazing outpouring of support from the #SQLFamily. In just a few days, the community is off to a great start in sending us submissions that have raised money for the Pragmatic Works Foundation, a non-profit that provides free technical training to veterans, the… Read more