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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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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One of Lynn Langit’s books on daily sale through OReilly -Ebook Deal of the day

Get Lynn Langit’s BI BI book 50% off TODAY ONLY – Best of 2010 #Ebook Deal of the Day on the Top 25 w/Code DDM25 http://oreil.ly/top25-ebooks Microsoft Press Top 25 of 2010 – Ebook Deal of the Day oreil.ly When you buy ebooks thru oreilly.com you get lifetime access to the book, and whenever possible…

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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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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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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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Proud and loud to announce…

With a certain level of proud, I am happy to announce that I am following up to my commitment as a Microsoft Certfied Master on SQL Server 2008.While I promised the current program manager Joe Sack, that i would start, follow up and continue to blog more, well here I am…kicking of right now. Some…

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