Microsoft SQL Server Virtualisation Support Policy Updated

Microsoft provides technical support for SQL Server 2005 and for SQL Server 2008 that are running in the following hardware virtualization environments: • Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V • Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 • Configurations that are certified through the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP).For more information about certified vendors and about configurations for SVVP,…

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Report Builder 2.0 for Reporting Services 2008 has released

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Report Builder 2.0 RTM (build 10.00.1600.60) on Microsoft                     Report Builder 2.0 provides an intuitive report authoring environment for business and power users. It supports the full capabilities of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services.  Compared to Business Intelligence Development Studio 2008, Report Builder 2.0 includes a number of additional features: Easy to use wizards for creating…

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Whitepaper: Running SQL Server 2008 in a Hyper-V Environment – Best Practices and Performance Recommendations – Released

Finally a whitepaper released regarding virtualising SQL Server.   This white paper describes a series of test configurations Microsoft ran, which represented a variety of possible scenarios involving SQL Server running in Hyper-V. The paper discusses our results and observations, and it also presents our recommendations. Our test results showed that SQL Server 2008 on Hyper-V…

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