BigData! Hype or Reality?

I have recently had the opportunity to present on the topic of BigData at several forums including the DW 2.0 Asia-Pac Summit and at the Microsoft Big Picture event. At both these events there were sceptics of BigData and as such I thought I might write this blog post. I must agree partly though with…

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Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 now available

The new Upgrade Assistant for SQL Server 2012 from our partner Scalability Experts is now available to download and use. It is a free web-downloadable tool.  It performs application compatibility testing and detects potential functional and performance issues that may impact a database upgrade from an earlier version of SQL Server (SQL Server 2005, SQL…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support & custom during 2011 and wish you a happy and safe festive season, and a prosperous 2012! Look forward to working with you to make your database and BI dreams blossom with the availability of SQL Server 2012 in the New…

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SQL Server 2012 RC0 Available Now

The SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate (RC) is available now. It is the first release which is feature complete. The SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate delivers additional enhancements and capabilities built on the already robust CTP3: · Greater availability. Deliver the required 9s and data protection with AlwaysOn, delivering added functionality over CTP3 that allows…

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Have you registered for the Big Picture Event?

  Experience the future. NOW. Driven by the thought “Don’t tell me, SHOW ME!”, Microsoft brings you a complimentary annual event that allows you to explore first-hand cutting-edge and amazing Microsoft technology in action. Discover a theme park of possibilities packed with a series of different real-life scenarios set in the world of business and…

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Want to know more of our cool SQL Appliances??

  The product team has just put together the following Linked In discussion groups, so be sure to join them to keep updated on Microsoft SQL Server appliances, and allows you to network with your peers about these appliances. Get your questions answered by top architects and product engineers. Microsoft Database Consolidation Appliance Group –…

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SQL PASS

Heading over to the US for the largest SQL Server conference in the world!!! – the SQL PASS Summit – http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/. I will keep you updated about the announcements made at the event – there are some great ones so stay tuned. Hope to see you guys there, definitely come by to the Baremetal Instructor…

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BI: Excel Services Data Refresh Flowchart

Use this flowchart to better understand how Excel Services in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 refreshes data or to troubleshoot data connection errors from Excel Services. The Excel Services Data Refresh Flowchart shows the sequence of actions performed by Excel Services when it refreshes data in a data-connected Microsoft Excel workbook that is being rendered by…

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Did someone say Pizza, Beer & some Denali Demos!!!

I should have added one more thing and its FREE . If this is music to your ears then lock down the Tuesday, 27th September 2011 evening (5:30pm – 7:30pm) to come out to the recently re-furbished Microsoft Sydney offices – 1 Epping Rd, North Ryde. Details Club Calumo (run by our Gold Partner Calumo)…

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