SQL Server 2008 R2 & Office 2010: Better Together

Mary-Jo Foley recently wrote a blog post about being better together. At Microsoft this is something we take seriously. In her blog post she includes some snippets of an interview with Donald Famer. Donald discussed how we exchanged some team members with the Excel team in order to have a great integration story. Anyone in…


The SQL Server Roadmap

I’ve mentioned elsewhere that you should be thinking about a “data roadmap”. A way of thinking about how you intend to leverage all of that data you’re collecting. And in that post I mentioned that Microsoft has a “roadmap” for SQL Server. We think about how to evolve the product all the time, with one…


What are your Five?

“Five” seems to be a big number these days – is it compression to have a “top-5” instead of a “top-ten”? 🙂 Over at Network world they’ve posted a quick slide deck of “Five things we love about SQL Server R2”. They even include…the Start Menu? OK – I guess everyone has different likes and…

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SQL Azure Now Supports Data-tier Applications

As announced a few weeks ago on the SQL Azure blog, SQL Azure now supports Data-tier Applications which are introduced with Visual Studio 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2. Here’s a quick tour of the feature.  Here’s what I did: Launch Visual Studio 2010 and create a new Data-tier Application project Import my pubs database…

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