We have SQL Server 2012 Launch!!!

While many of you have undoubtedly studying Windows 8 Server Beta, our SQL Product Group RTM’d SQL Server 2012.  Tomorrow we have a virtual launch event with a ton of information coming.  Head on over and register now! http://www.sqlserverlaunch.com/


SQL Server 2012 Special Ops Tour coming to a city near you!

The time to activate is now. Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is launching soon. Be a part of this highly anticipated event! Join us for our 12-city road tour where Microsoft experts and local DBAs will show you the power of SQL Server 2012. At the Tour stop in your city, you will: Dive deep into…


SQL Server® 2012 Express Release Candidate – now available for download

The Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 RC0 Express is a powerful and reliable free data management system that delivers a rich set of features, data protection, and performance for embedded applications, lightweight Web Sites , applications, and local data stores. Designed for easy deployment and rapid prototyping, this download includes support for Sysprep, Microsoft’s System Preparation…

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SQL Server 2008 SP3 released – download now available

Microsoft SQL Server Sustained Engineering group is pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3. Both the Service Pack and Feature Pack updates are available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade is free and doesn’t require…


Exploits – SQL Injection Attacks

SQL injection is a technique used by attackers to damage or steal data residing in databases that use SQL syntax to control information storage and retrieval. SQL injection usually involves using a mechanism such as a text field in a web form to directly pass malicious SQL to a program or script that queries a…

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FOUND: The SQL Server 2008 SP2 motherload

SQL Server 2008 SP2 – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=8fbfc1de-d25e-4790-88b5-7dda1f1d4e17. SQL Server 2008 SP2 Express – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=40acf55f-0715-4bb0-9735-d02fc2c8a7af.  SQL Server 2008 SP2 Feature Pack – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=1b2bd555-cb5b-47b9-88c7-3f89f3b43779. SQL Server 2008 SP2 Upgrade Advisor – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=bdd888fa-779f-480c-a85f-7d70b179e3b9. SQL Server Reporting Services Add-in for SharePoint – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=35c3a13f-4b5e-4d4a-86e4-07ee307b9638. Get the full information on this release via the SQL team blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/09/29/sql-server-2008-sp2-is-available-for-download-today.aspx.


Microsoft PowerPivot RTM–now available for download

Microsoft® PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel 2010 is a data analysis tool that delivers unmatched computational power directly within the software users already know and love — Microsoft® Excel. You can transform mass quantities of data with incredible speed into meaningful information to get the answers you need in seconds. You can effortlessly share your findings…


PHP 2.0 Drivers for SQL Server released !!!

Microsoft is announcing an important interoperability milestone: the release of the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0!! The major highlight of this release is the addition of the PDO_SQLSRV driver, which adds support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). The PHP community has signaled that PDO is the future as it removes data access…


SQL Server 2008 R2 now available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers

For those of you that have subscriptions to TechNet or MSDN, check the downloads area this morning.  SQL Server 2008 R2 is now there in a variety of flavors.  SQL Server 2008 R2 provides new tools for managing large multi-database environments along with improved capabilities to help maximize the value of consolidation efforts, and ensure…

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Want to learn PHP? PHP on Windows Training Kit Updated

Matt Hester, Dan Stolts and I did an Interoperability Road Show not long ago.  A portion of that day was geared towards running open source software on Windows and some of the demos I used came from the PHP on Windows Training Kit.  There are some really cool demos in that kit that show you…