Microsoft Surface combined with Business Intelligence

The Microsoft BI team showcased a very cool application known as Falcon Eye at TechEd which takes data navigation to a new level.  Falcon Eye integrates data with Virtual Earth so that you can investigate it hands on through a Microsoft Surface device.  When I did this interview I was so surprised by the WOW factor…

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More on Hyper-V and SQL Server

  Last week I posted this video interview with Joe Yong talking about virtualization of SQL Server using Hyper-V.  Today I follow that up with a link to a great white paper that details out things such as system resource overhead that is imposed by running SQL in a Hyper-V environment as well as describing…

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Direct from the PASS Summit

I’ve made the trek across the bridge to downtown Seattle to the 2008 Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Community Summit.  For the next three days nearly 3,000 attendees will have their brains filled with the most up-to-date and comprehensive SQL Server content available.  If you couldn’t make it here in-person, it’s okay.  I’m here…

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SQL Server Backup Compression

If you’ve played in the IT Pro playground long enough, I’m sure that you have seen the database that is impossible to backup. This is that database in your organization that continues to grow and grow and your backups take longer and longer. Next thing you know, you are using two tapes, then three, and…

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SQL debut on Edge

So my first video post on Edge is up and it is the start of a series of posts on various SQL Server 2008 topics.  The first talks about the new backup compression and high availability features in SQL Server 2008.  If you have suggestions about other features in SQL Server that you’d like to…

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Catching up

Okay I’ve been very bad at keeping this blog updated over the past three weeks, but it’s been a bit hectic with the Windows Server Launch, an internal conference, and getting settled into the new home here in the pacific northwest.  We’ve got a bunch of great content hitting Edge in the next week.  The…

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