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

Look Who’s Spending Spring Break at the PASS Business Analytics Conference

The SQL Server community continues to wow us with your ways! Last week during the “Spend Spring Break at the PASS Business Analytics Conference” Challenge, we received an enormous number of great responses to our challenge question, “Tell us how a trip to #passbac would help you with your work?” What can we say, except… Read more

Spend Spring Break at the PASS Business Analytics Conference 2013: Tweet for a Chance to Win a Ticket!

The world of data is changing at a rapid pace, and you can prepare yourself to tackle the challenges by attending the first annual PASS Business Analytics Conference (PASS BAC), to be held April 10-12, 2013 in Chicago, IL. At PASS BAC, you will immerse yourself in the world of data-driven insights with over 60… Read more

Thanks for the Tweets! Congrats to the #Winner of the Tweet Challenge!

Way to wow us with your tweets, SQL Server community! It was a tough call for us, but after checking out all the great responses to the Tweet for a Ticket to PASS Summit 2012 Challenge, we finally settled on a winner – congratulations to @GarethSwan, who told us that “Winning a ticket to PASS… Read more

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 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