Country wide Briefing:- Mission Critical Confidence in the Enterprise

  High availability, manageability, performance, scalability, security and compliance – a heavy  set of requirements for meeting the needs of a mission critical workload.  SQL Server 2012 is setting the new standard for these criteria —helping customers achieve the uptime and performance they need at a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), backed by built-in…

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SQL Server Technical Bootcamps for Service Providers

This is an invite-only, technical boot camp for Hosting Service Providers that offers 300 level training of SQL Server 2012. This two day training with labs shows how Microsoft SQL Server 2012 can be used by Hosting Service Providers to enhance their existing database service offerings and build out new offerings such as high availability…

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SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine Early Adoption Cook Book

Are you interested in running SQL Server in a Windows Azure Virtual Machine? You’ve come to the right place! This wiki is for people interested in testing their SQL Server workloads in Windows Azure Virtual Machine. We’re writing this wiki as we go so check back frequently or subscribe to the RSS feed to get…

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SQL SERVER – Download Free eBook – Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Introducing Microsoft® SQL Server® 2012 explores the exciting enhancements and  new capabilities engineered into SQL Server, ranging from improvements in  operation to those in reporting and management. This book is for anyone who has  an interest in SQL Server 2012 and wants to understand its capabilities,  including database administrators, application developers, and technical  decision makers…

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SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

Exciting news! Microsoft announced today that SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing. Customers and partners can download an evaluation of the product today and can expect general availability to begin on April 1. Microsoft also announced today an additional preview of an Apache Hadoop-based service on Windows Azure that will be available in the…

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Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant 5.2 is Now Available

SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) v5.2 is now available. SSMA simplifies database migration process from Oracle/Sybase/MySQL and Microsoft Access to SQL Server and SQL Azure. SSMA automates all aspects of migration including migration assessment analysis, schema and SQL statement conversion, data migration as well as migration testing to reduce cost and reduce risk of your…

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Date Table for PowerPivot, without a valid table on the Source (On the Fly Generation)

Ever wondered on how to get a table with dates for various needs in PowerPivot where the source does not contain any such table?. Here is a short T-SQL Code to generate the Table with Dates. Since it’s a standard T-SQL code, you should be able to modify the columns returned as you need them…

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Learn SQL Server 2012 Development Now!

If you want to learn how to develop database and business intelligence solutions that fully exploit SQL Server 2012 improvements, this resource is for you! The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit includes technical content like labs, demos and presentations that you can use to learn SQL Server 2012 or to deliver your own training…

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Denali – Feature Update Event @ Adelaide - SA

      The Next Major Release of SQL Server is Coming – Are You Ready?   SQL Server Codename “Denali” is the next major release of SQL Server following SQL 2008 R2. It is currently in pre-release (CTP 3) and the release date is expected to be announced soon. Denali is a cloud-ready information…

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SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide

We are pleased to announce the release of the SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Community Technology Preview 3 (CTP3) Product Guide v1. This is a single download that organizes the CTP3 content for easier viewing. It is available for download at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=225814.   The SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide includes useful resources…

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