Automating the installation of my BI Demo platform with Data Explorer, Geoflow, Visual Studio 2012, BI Projects and Database Projects, SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU3

Automated and unattended installations Being able to install software fully automated can significantly reduce download times, walking through many graphical setup tools and waiting to provide options, that you can typically fully automate.The following use case scenario will show you why, and will give you insights on how I was able to install 5 Surface Pros…


get your hands dirty with SQL Server 2012 SP1

Today I am happy to share with you that we released our updated hands-on-labs to our public portal. On you’ll find a set of pre-configured hands-on-labs that will allow you to get your hands dirty on the latest and greatest technology and features in SQL Server 2012. The nice thing about our labs is…


TechED North America – DBI Track – the audience has spoken

    As Track Program Manager for the Database and Business Intelligence Track at TechED North America, I wanted to express my sincere THANK YOU to all attendees, speakers, staffers, and everyone involved in the logistics of TechED North America. We had a very strong attendance at each of the sessions which is truly appreciated.!…


SQL Server Security Vulnerabilities

SQL Server is the most secure of any of the major database platforms. In 2010, SQL Serer recorded zero security vulnerabilities compared with 34 for Oracle and 21 for IBM. Take that! For more information about SQL Server 2008 R2 security and compliance:    


Today is yet another milestone for SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse! — Please welcome Dell PDW Appliance and Hadoop connectors

Today we announced at TDWI another giant leap in Microsoft’s datawarehousing offering.:   Today, businesses are increasingly facing a “data deluge,” as the complexity and volume of data grows steadily. Meanwhile, IT continues to grapple with how to manage, store that data, as well as unlock the valuable business insights that data holds.  That’s why…


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,…


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…


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…