My Top 5 SQL Server 2012 Features by Aaron Bertrand, Guest Blogger

Guest Blogger: Aaron Bertrand Aaron is a senior consultant for SQL Sentry, providers of the free Plan Explorer, as well as performance monitoring and event management software for SQL Server. He has been blogging at since 2006, focusing on manageability, performance, and new features; has been a Microsoft MVP since 1997-98; and speaks frequently… Read more

Follow up to the SQL Server Fireside Chats after the 24 Hours of PASS Sessions

The SQL Server Team held Fireside Chats at the end of the 24 Hours of PASS on September 7-8, 2011 to give attendees the opportunity to ask questions directly to members of the SQL Server engineering team. The engineers answered most of the questions during the chat, however there were a few questions that we… Read more

Recap from PASS Summit 2011

We had a great week at PASS Summit 2011, a SQL Server and BI user conference. During the day 1 keynote Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Platform Decision, talked about Microsoft’s roadmap for helping customers manage and analyze any data, of any size, anywhere — on premises, and in the private or… Read more

Join in on the Social Media Activities at PASS Summit 2011

PASS Summit 2011 starts this Wednesday and we’re very excited to share all the great content to attendees and the rest of the community who will be tuning in via the web. The SQL Server and Microsoft BI social teams will be present at the PASS Summit and will be very busy getting the word… Read more

PASS Summit 2011: Celebrating Community

The SQL Server community is, in a word, awesome. I’ve never seen a user community come together like ours does to help each other get the most of the product, learn and share their experiences, and grow in their careers. And I’ve never seen a conference quite like PASS Summit, organized by a fantastic volunteer… Read more

SQL Server Team at PASS Summit 2011

Microsoft is once again delighted to be a premier sponsor of the PASS Summit in Seattle from Oct 11 – 14, 2011. We are committing our top resources to the most value-packed SQL Server and Business Intelligence event of the year. This event includes informative keynotes from Microsoft executives as well as Microsoft Customer Service… Read more

What’s new in PowerPivot for Excel with SQL Server Code Name "Denali" CTP3

In Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 we introduced PowerPivot: A self-service Business Intelligence experience that enables information workers to create their own self-service BI solutions and facilitating sharing and collaboration within the familiar environment of Excel and SharePoint. With the release of Microsoft SQL Server code-named “Denali” we bring the simplicity and power of the… Read more

SQL Server 2012 CTP3 Now Available in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Is SQL Server 2012 cloud ready for Microsoft partners? You bet! You already know that SQL Server 2012 CTP3 is helping customers bridge private to public cloud, but did you know that it is also forming a strong foundation for partner-hosted cloud solutions as well? Now the SQL Server community has another easy way to experience SQL… Read more

Answers and Links for the Questions Asked During the #24HOP / #SQL Denali Challenge

We would like to thank each and every one of you that participated in the #24HOP / #SQLDenali Challenge at the end of the recent 24 Hours of PASS Sessions. It was very exciting for us to see so many of you getting involved and trying your best to win! Many of you told us… Read more

130 Characters Could Get You Into PASS Summit 2011!

Want to get a free full 3-day registration to the PASS Summit 2011 in Seattle, WA from Oct 11-14, 2011? Well, a tweet reply of 130 characters or less (on Twitter) is all it might take to win! We will post a question on our official Twitter account (@SQLServer) at 9:00 a.m. PT on September… Read more