SharePoint 2010 for SQL Server Professionals

Yesterday we had a regular SQL User Group meeting this time the topic was SharePoint 2010 over SQL Server. And we were 2 Certified Masters presenting the topic (Radi and me ). What to say – it was enjoyable! It was a great experience for me and hopefully to the people in the audience, because…

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SQL Denali CTP1 Installation

Just Installed the Denali CTP1. Some experience shared here. I used iso file and installed the Denali CTP in a Virtual Machine with Windows 2008 Standard, along with SQL Server 2008 Dev Edition with all components installed. There are two requirements for the Denali CTP1 installation that you better pass before you got two separate…

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SQL Denali CTP1 Released!

Another PASS Announcement (it must be a great conference, I am really sorry I couldn’t make it): SQL Denali CTP1 released! At last! 🙂 I was so inpatient to share  the new features coming and I hardly kept my mouth shut. The HADR-on features are coming. Even with partial functionality enabled at CTP1 we are…

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SQL Server Masters Certification Changes

A PASS Announcement for SQL Master Certification and couple of links. Shortly you can reach SQL Master by taking the exams at 9 available certified Prometric Centers Worldwide. You are not required to go to Redmond for a 3 weeks training. You can choose by yourself how to prepare for the exams. There are two…

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SQL Server Unplugged Follow Up

As I promised recently I am following up some questions from the MS Days 2010 SQL Server Unplugged Session.   Q: RBS and FILESTREAM Usage, why using the FILESTREAM/RBS functionality in SharePoint delayed? A: FILESTREAM and RBS are complementary approaches for storage and management of BLOBs and we see them both continuing to evolve. FILESTREAM…

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The Greatest MS Days Ever!

MS Days has just passed. It has been a great event, actually the greatest one I’ve ever attended as a presenter. And it is not just because of the award I received from Ogi as a recognition for leading the Bulgarian SQL Community (It was very kind, but I accept it not only as an…

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My ZDNet Interview

As probably many of you noticed I was kind of exposed to the public in the past couple of months trough lot of interviews and events. I could say I like it. It is so nice to share your thoughts, your motivation drivers, your path as a person and professional, and to have a chance…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit

Just received a notification that a new downloadable training for R2 is released. The SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is ideal for developers who want to understand how to take advantage of the key improvements introduced in SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 in their applications, as well as…

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MS Days is coming!

The most interesting and exciting IT event in the year – Microsoft Days is coming! You can register at the event’s official page and hurry up, the places are limited. This year our colleagues responsible for organizing the event promise a spectacular conference, and I kind of believe them. Some links The event’s official page…

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Just got the MCM SQL 2008!

Hi there and sorry for not blogging recently. It has been a tough period with intensive projects and final exams for MCM. And I did it! I am so happy and so proud that I got my Microsoft Certified Master Certification. It is really a certificate and a grade in my carrier that worth it,…

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