Scottish Area SQL Server User Group

I’m happy to announce that the next Scottish SQL Server User Group will be hosted at Microsoft Edinburgh on the evening of the 13th November. Full details of the agenda and how to register can be found on the UK SQL Server User Group site here: http://sqlserverfaq.com/events/144/Scottish-Area-SQL-Server-User-Group-Jammin-SQL-Server-2008.aspx The theme of the meeting is “Jammin’ with…

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SQL Server 2008 – Performance Studio

I’ve been looking at this new feature of SQL Server 2008 in order to demo it to customers, and I have to say it’s pretty cool ! Along with Resource Governor and compression, it’s one of my favourite new features and a good reason to consider an upgrade. Performance Studio builds on the concept of…

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SQL Server 2008 RC0 Available

The release of SQL Server 2008 has hit another milestone with the news that Release Candidate 0 (RC0) has been made available for public download this morning. This was initially released to Technet Plus and MSDN subscribers last Friday. It is expected that this will be the final release prior to SQL Server 2008 RTM in Q3…

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Hyper-V RC1 Released

Hyper-V Release Candidate 1 for Windows Server 2008 was released on the 20th May. This is a full functionality release and provides improvements to security, stability, performance, user experience, forward compatibility of configurations, and the programming model. Further details and downloads available here: http://www.microsoft.com/virtualization/ws08.mspx It has also been announced that Microsoft have been using Hyper-V…