When it rain it pours…well that saying definitely applies to the Windows/SQL Azure Cloud

As you no doubt are aware the Developer conference PDC is taking at Microsoft HQ Redmond Campus. During this conference there have been major announcements on our cloud (Windows and SQL Azure) offerings. In this post I have summarised these and included key links on how you can start taking advantage of these starting today….

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Busy with Data Warehousing

It has been a while since I updated my blog and this has been as a result of being busy with organising SQL Server Data Warehousing related events. First up we (Microsoft) are platinum sponsors for the DW & BI 2.0 Summit  (see below brochure for more info) at the Swissotel taking place next week…

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Whitepaper: SQL Server’s Price/Performance

Following whitepapers have been released/updated and discuss SQL Server’s great low TCO and Enterprise capabilities. It is a must read for anyone looking for a database platform that can provide the best value.   Do Not Pay Too Much For Your Database Licenses: update from previous white paper entitled Understanding DB Pricing that shows SQL…

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End User Guidance for MS based BI solutions

As more and more customers implement Performance Point Services based BI solutions using SharePoint 2007/2010, one question I am getting asked is about how do we provide continuing guidance to end users beyond the formal user training they might receive. With PPS one can build great BI solutions and if end users aren’t aware of…

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