Ebook: Common SQL Server Myths by Paul Randal

  I wanted to share an awesome SQL Ebook with everyone in the community. You can get it from CommonSQLServerMyths.pdf (732.96 kb).  Paul Randal the author has given permission for this be shared out.  So, feel free to read and send it onwards to other. I include the table of contents to give you a…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Reporting Services Style :)

This year I thought I would do something different, since I had some time on my hand (rare) . I created the below greeting card using SQL Server Reporting Services and data from SQL Azure. You will see that the gauge indicating the safe speed limit of 60km/h (Australia) is a reporting services visualisation, along…

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Database Development Guidance Paper published by the Application Lifecycle Management Rangers

  Recently, on codeplex the Application Lifecycle Management Rangers from Microsoft have made available guidance on database development practices when using Visual Studio 2010 database projects. This practical guidance is focused on the following topics: Solution and Project Management Source Code Control and Configuration Management Integrating External Changes with the Project System Build and Deployment…

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Learn how Microsoft deployed SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW)

Microsoft IT Showcase is pleased to announce the publication of Deploying SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse at Microsoft, which discusses how Microsoft IT is deploying SQL Server 2008 PDW to support oversight of security events.  Look for the next piece in this series which discusses the PDW deployment on our Enterprise Data Warehouse…

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Whitepaper: SQL Server High Availability Whitepaper by SQL CAT Team – Failure Is Not an Option: Zero Data Loss and High Availability

  When it comes to financial transactions of customers and their money, it is absolutely imperative that none of these transactions is ever lost due to an IT system failure (or any other type of failure). This white paper shows you how to create a Microsoft SQL Server infrastructure that enables operation for zero data…

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Microsoft® SQL Server® code-named ‘Denali’ – Community Technology Preview 1 (CTP1)

The CTP 1 for SQL Server Denali is now available to download at the below link: Link to Download: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a04f16f-f6be-4f92-9c92-f7e5677d91f9 Things that excite me about this upcoming release is: AlwaysOn – make high availability lot easier going forward in SQL Server, and also the ability to make the remote sites available for continuous read and…

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Getting Trained by the Father of Data Warehouse–Mr Bill Inmon

The last two weeks have been absolutely great, working on Data Warehousing (DW) offerings based on SQL Server. As you would have seen from my previous post we had Mark Thiessen out from Redmond. He spoke to many of our partners and customers about our DW offerings and also keynoted the DW 2.0 Summit. We…

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Presenting at Sydney SQL Server User Group: Data Warehousing Trends, Microsoft’s Data Warehouse Vision & New Solution Offerings

  I am presenting on Microsoft’s SQL Server Data Warehousing offerings at the Sydney SQL Server User Group on Tuesday evening 9th November 2010. Following are the topics: SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse offerings Preview of the new Microsoft massive parallel processing (MPP) data warehouse appliance called Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) How PDW enables…

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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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