SQL Server Private Cloud Simplified

At Teched North America we just announced our official SQL Server Private Cloud story, and I really like how this encapsulated in the below poster (which by the way can be downloaded from the site). The SQL Server Private Cloud story is about consolidating databases, and providing and easy to deploy, manage and grow platform…

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Platform Power Briefings

Come and hear about the Microsoft Application platform at the upcoming briefing seminars in a city near to you: Date City Venue 28th March 2011 Sydney Vibe Hotel Ballroom A, 88 Alfred St, Milsons Point 29th March 2011 Melbourne Microsoft Office, Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place Southbank 30th March 2011 Canberra Microsoft Office, Walter Turnbull…

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FREE Webinar: Master Data Services

  As a leading authority on Master Data Management and the Australian distributor of Profisee’s Master Data Maestro, Decision Resources is delighted to extend this invitation for leading Australian businesses to participate in the Master Data Services Solution Showcase,  being hosted by our partner Profisee. View this invitation online. Showcasing SQL Server 2008 R2 Master…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit–Jan 2011

The January 2011 update includes lots of great new content and several usability improvements. Below is a high level overview of what is included: 31 presentations (PowerPoint slides, videos and transcripts included) 27 demos (installer scripts, videos and transcripts included) 12 hands on labs (installer scripts included) Topics Microsoft BI Solution using SQL Server 2008…

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Update: New SQL Server 2008 R2 Upgrade reference manual available

  The almost 500 page Upgrade Technical Reference guide for SQL Server 2008 R2 is available at the dedicated upgrade site. This guide not only covers upgrading from versions prior to 2008, it also covers considerations (minimal) for upgrades between SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. If you are looking for reasons to upgrade to…

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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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Master Data Services Portal on MSDN

Master Data Services portal page is now live on MSDN! This portal  presents information about MDS from many different sources, including Microsoft, third-party, and community contributions. The following table outlines the kind of information we’re sharing with users on the page: Section Description Getting Started Features links to introduce customers to MDS, help them find…

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Migrate from MySQL/Access to SQL Azure or SQL Server with ease!

Microsoft announced today the release of the first version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL! Along with this release, Microsoft refreshed the existing SSMA family of products for Oracle, Sybase and Access with the latest v4.2 release. SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL is the newest migration toolkit, others include Oracle, Sybase, Access,…

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Master Data Services first cumulative update is now available!

A cumulative update for Master Data Services has been released. It addresses a number (30+) of issues that weren’t addressed before the release of SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM release.  If you are looking at using MDS, then this update is a MUST for you. It also fixes the issue of publishing business rules which…

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Master Data Services–Business Rule Activation error and its fix

While preparing for a demonstration of SQL Server 2008 R2 Master Data Services – vanilla build – my colleague Lee Theofanis from Decision Resources came across an issue regarding business rule activation. The Issue After creating a business rule through the Master Data Manager portal, and then trying to activate it results in the following…

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