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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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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SQL Server “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide

So you have downloaded Denali CTP3 from – https://www.microsoft.com/betaexperience/pd/SQLDCTP3CTA/enus/ and now want to know what are the new bits in it. To help answer this question we have released a product guide to help you through this process. This product guide can be downloaded from – http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27069 The SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 Product…

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SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 available

Link for downloading CTP 3 of Denali: http://www.microsoft.com/denali The long awaited wait for CTP3 is over. You can now get access to the upcoming release of SQL Server code named Denali. CTP3 highlights: This preview is packed with additional functionality and core capabilities including:   Greater availability. Deliver the required 9s and data protection you…

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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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