Get Ready for TechEd North America 2013

TechEd North America takes place next week, June 3rd – 6th in New Orleans, Louisiana. While the city promises good times, gumbo and Po boys, you can expect a whole lot of technical goodness to come your way from the conference itself. From the Foundational Sessions to the Hands on Labs, be prepared to soak… Read more

Microsoft TechEd turns 20 with the SQL Server Team on hand to celebrate!

It has been 20 years since Microsoft started TechEd to provide hands on training from Microsoft experts across current and soon-to-release products, solutions and services. The event has grown to become Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Pros and Developers, and to mark our 20th year we are really excited to be presenting an awesome… Read more

TechEd’s Just Around the Corner – Immerse yourself in the Data Platform

  With TechEd North America, June 11-14, 2012, and TechEd Europe, June 26-29, 2012, just around the corner, we wanted to share with you some of the exiting session content and speakers. This year, with the release of SQL Server 2012, we have an incredible line up of presenters and staff to bring you solid… Read more

Microsoft's Business Intelligence 2010 Conference today in New Orleans

Ted Kummert, Senior Vice President for the Business Platform Division, kicked off the start of Microsoft's Business Intelligence 2010 Conference today in New Orleans. During his keynote address, Ted discussed how Microsoft is listening to customers and working hard to help put better business intelligence in the hands of more decision makers at all levels… Read more

Master Data Services – What’s the big deal?

Hi Kirk Haselden here. I’m the product unit manager for Master Data Services. I’m responsible for the master data management strategy, team and product delivery at Microsoft. I manage the day to day aspects of the team, drive execution and overall product development. I have written two technical references for SAMS press on Integration Services,… Read more

TechEd 2009 – New SQL Server Innovations

At TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, Microsoft today announced new innovations from the SQL Server team. The next release, SQL Server 2008 R2 (formerly SQL Server ‘Kilimanjaro’), will include a new feature: Master Data Services (MDS). In addition to SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft is talking about a new technology for low latency complex event… Read more

TechEd 2009 – Next Week!

TechEd 2009 is less than a week away and we are excited about another event packed with opportunities to learn, network, and share ideas. Pre-show activities are already underway, with Webcasts live and on demand on TechNet and MSDN. Make sure you catch the last Webcast on May 13th on Mastering the Microsoft SQL Server… Read more

SQL Server 2008 tops TechEd 2008 IT Pro conference

On the heels of last week's successful TechEd 2008 for Developers, SQL Server 2008 was again well received at the second half of TechEd 2008 devoted to IT Pros. Over 8,786 customers, partners, press, and staff attended last the IT Pro week long event. Microsoft Senior VP of Server & Tools Bob Muglia kicked off… Read more

Pitney Bowes stamps SQL Server 2008

Pitney Bowes and Microsoft launched an awareness campaign that boasts collaborations and partnerships between our companies.  Murray Martin, President and CEO of Pitney Bowes, outlined several key initiatives (listed below), but one of particular interest is the new SQL Server 2008 commemorative stamp. Pitney Bowes has created a collector series of certified United States Postal™… Read more

SQL Server 2008 RC0 now available for subscribers

On the heels of TechEd 2008 for Developers ending on Friday, we are happy to announce that SQL Server 2008 RC0 has been made available for early download by MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers. RC0 is the final step before SQL Server 2008 RTMs in Q3 of this year. After logging into their respective accounts,… Read more