The SQL Server Web Data Administrator enables you to easily manage your SQL Server data, wherever you are!

Because it often pains me to find so many of our (SQL Server) customers aren’t aware of the freebies available to them, I will be posting ‘adverts’ for these freebies from time to time.  This is one such tool and this is the advertising pitch: The SQL Server Web Data Administrator enables you to easily…

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Benchmark your SAN or disk subsystem IO throughput – with SQLIO, free to Microsoft SQL Server users

Benchmarking systems is one of the most important things you can do; amazing how many people don’t do it.  Benchmarking your disk subsystem is even more vital; even more amazing how many people don’t do it.   Why is benchmarking your disk subsystem so important?  Two reasons: firstly, so that when the day comes your…

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3rd Party Report Builders for SQL Server Reporting Services that don’t require Visual Studio know how.

A recurring concern for IT Pros looking to employ SQL Server Reporting Services is the apparent need to use Visual Studio as the report designer.  This is not the case.  There are a number of alternatives out there.   Firstly, there are two alternatives that I’m aware of that can be used by normal ‘end…

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MSDN Webcast: Identifying Application Performance Problems with SQL Server and Shadowfax (Level 400)

Thursday, January 13, 2005 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific Time Chuck Delouis, Enterprise Architect, VERITAS Over the last three years, Microsoft and VERITAS have collected and analyzed the most frequent performance related problems with Microsoft SQL Server from hundreds of customers. This webcast session will articulate these performance problems, describe their impact, and…

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MSDN Webcast: New Features in Reporting Services Service Pack 2 (Level 400)

Monday, January 10, 2005 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Pacific Time Geoff Snowman, MSDN DEVELOPER COMM CHAMPION, Microsoft Corp. Service Pack 2 for Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services contains two improved features: client-side printing and Microsoft SharePoint integration, in addition to the usual rollup of any outstanding hot fixes. In this webcast, we’ll investigate…

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TechNet Webcast: Migrating Oracle and UNIX Systems to SQL and Windows – Level: 200

Thursday, January 20, 2005 – 11:30 – 1:00 PM Pacific Time Peter Larsen, Software Development Engineer, Microsoft Corporation Does your organization have plans for a process-driven migration of an Oracle database on UNIX to Microsoft SQL Server on Windows? In this session, we will outline different migration strategies, highlight key technical considerations and demonstrate what…

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TechNet Webcast: A Technical Overview of SQL 2005 High Availability Features (Part 2 of 2) – Level: 200

Friday, January 14, 2005 – 9:30 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time Matthew Hester, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation There are a number of barriers to availability, and only some of these are addressable by DBMS technology. This session looks at some of the features of SQL Server 2005, the next release of the SQL Server product…

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TechNet Webcast: A Technical Overview of SQL 2005 High Availability Features (Part 1 of 2) – Level: 200

Friday, January 07, 2005 – 9:30 – 10:30 AM Pacific Time Bryan Von Axelson, TechNet Presenter, Microsoft Corporation There are a number of barriers to availability, and only some of these are addressable by DBMS technology. This first part of a two-part series looks at some of the features of SQL Server 2005, the next…

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Microsoft Executive Circle Webcast: Improve TCO by Migrating your Siebel Applications to Microsoft SQL Server

Friday, January 07, 2005 – 8:00 AM -9:00 AM PT Pacific Time Anu Chawla and Frank Mcbath, TechnologySpecialist  and Technologist, Microsoft Have you realized the total cost of ownership (TCO) you expected on your Siebel CRM investment? It is more than likely that you are carrying forward an expensive and inflexible infrastructure with your deployment…

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