Just Announced - SQL Server 2012 - coming to you in 2012

SQL Server 2012 is coming! Today at SQL PASS SUMMIT 2011, our CVP Ted Kummert revealed the product name of the next version of SQL Server code name “Denali”.As it might not come to any surprise we are proud to announce SQL Server 2012, releasing in – 2012! What I am excited about are the…

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Firewall Configurations for SQL Server

I’ve been asked the question many times, and you probably have seen it before …The “warning” message that displays during a SQL Server installation and warns you about “Firewall” configurations. To optimize for a minimal footprint and maximum security, configuring the right firewall settings might be a bit hard for some of us, or even…

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SQL Server Code Name "Denali" CTP 3 - Product Guide

Our team is pleased to announce  the release of the SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) Product Guide v1.  It is available for download at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=225814.  The SQL Server Code Name “Denali”CTP3 Product Guide includes useful resources and demos that will help customersin their evaluation of CTP3.  14 Product Datasheets         8 PowerPoint Presentations5…

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Available now - SQL Server codename "Denali" CTP

  Introducing SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”  – Today we released our latest CTP release of SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” Download here A key component of the cloud-ready information platform, SQL Server Code Name “Denali” will help organizations unlock breakthrough insights across the organization as well quickly build solutions and extend data across on-premises and public…

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SQL Server Code name "Denali" features

While everyone is anxiously waiting for the next CTP release of SQL Server Code Name “Denali”, – SIGN UP HERE TO BE NOTIFIED a couple of insights on Denali Features have recently been postedon CHANNEL9 by my fellow Technical Product Manager Darmadi Komo. These sessions are short (up to 10 minute shots) of recordings with the…

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BareMetal Hands-on-Labs and workshop - current and futures

Anyone who attended TechED, SQL PASS Summit, any internal Microsoft events or the MVP Summit on SQL must have heard about BareMetal hands-on-labs.Based on the interest, feedback and request to add the script files and manuals I am attaching the current DRAFT version of the Mission Critical Manual to this post. Now be aware that…

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Microsoft Data Warehousing Offerings

Microsoft Data Warehousing Offerings     Summary   When implementing a database solution, a “one shoe fits all” approach assumes that all database workloads are largely similar. Microsoft recognizes the different, sometimes conflicting, needs of targeted database workloads such as Online Transactional Processing (OLTP), Data Warehousing, and Business Intelligence. Microsoft Data Warehousing offers a dedicated,…

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Channel 9 videos posted

Our team hast posted a couple of new videos on SQL Server through Channel 9, available for web based viewing, or download to your favorite playbac device Upgrade Your DatabaseData Programmability Tools SQL Server applianceParallel Data WarehouseSQL Server virtualizationSQL Server securitySQL Server AlwaysOnSQL Server backup compressionSQL Server Integration ServicesSQL Server Non-RelationalSQL Server CLRSQL Server Data…

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Setting up Alwayson Availability Groups in SQL Server codename "Denali"

SQL Server AlwaysOn is the new comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery solution in SQL Server Code-Named “Denali”. Using AlwaysOn, you can increase application availability and get a better return on your hardware investments through a simplified high availability (HA) deployment and management experience. In the following video, my colleague Gopal Ashok introduces on how…

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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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