SQL PASS – Hands-on-Labs goodness …

To follow up on a general request by the attendees at SQLPASS, I promised to post a link to our existing SQL Server 2008 R2 and SQL Azure Hands-on-Labs. Some of these labs are hosted as part of the Technet Virtual Labs or MSDN Virtual labs, which makes it very easy for you to experience…

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SQL Server Hands-on-Labs at PASS

A lot of the attendees are asking if the SQL Labs that we are running at the conference are available and where they can find demos / recordings.The majority of our labs and training materials on SQL 2008 R2 are covered here    

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SQL Momentum at SQLPASS – Key Announcements

Today at SQLPASS – Ted Kummert made some great announcements, bringing great momentum in the information platform industry. Microsoft SQL Server “Denali” Microsoft is announcing plans for the next release of SQL Server, SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” and the availability of the first community technology preview (CTP) of SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”.  Microsoft SQL Server…

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SQL Momentum at SQLPASS

With great announcements on what to come next the SQL PASS keynote will be interesting to follow.If you are not attending you can follow the keynote live right here – http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/na2010/LiveKeynotes/Tuesday.aspx.  

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Windows Live Essentials released!

We are pleased to announce that Windows Live Essentials 2011 for Windows 7 and Windows Vista is now available for download! Windows Live Essentials 2011 was designed and built to connect your PC to the services you use every day. Designed for Windows 7 The new Windows Live has a host of new features that complete…

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joining the Parallel Data Warehouse community…

Many years ago, as a DBA I got involved with huge amounts of data, handling millions of records at the time, a time where these databases that had gigabytes and even a couple of TB of storage.Now what happened since then? .. Numerous data collection and data stores were built, have been consumed, and the…

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Ken Rosen: What Happened to the MCSE

In the following video, my dear colleague Ken Rose talks about the MCITP certification   http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/itmanagerconnections.aspx?tab=Videos&seriesid=30&webcastid=14635  

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BareMetal – Implementing a Microsoft BI solution ….. from scratch…

  I had a great opportunity to do a lot of content development to provide real hands-on-experience, through Hands-on-Labs and Virtual Machines. Mostly, this has been experienced as a great way to Learn new products, or learn how to implement features and Technology. A couple of events (conferences) ago, Kevin Ashby introduced me to the…

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Office 2010 – Environment Assessment Tool

As Office 2010 is now generally available ..woohoo, I saw it in my local Best Buy store, you probably want to look and identify if you will have or potentially can have any issues with migrating from earlier versions. And wouldn’t it be nice if you had a tool for that?   Watch the Channel9…

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