November – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News   Follow up to the SQL Server Fireside Chats after the 24Hours of PASS Sessions http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/27/follow-up-to-the-sql-server-fireside-chats-after-the-24-hours-of-pass-sessions.aspx   A closer look at the HADR capabilities of the HPEnterprise Database Consolidation Appliance http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/25/a-closer-look-at-the-hadr-capabilities-of-the-hp-enterprise-database-consolidation-appliance.aspx   Dell Parallel Data Warehouse Appliance Announced @PASSSummit! http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/21/dell-parallel-data-warehouse-appliance-release.aspx   Microsoft SQL Server 2008 SP3 Now Available http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/10/06/sql-server-2008-sp3-is-now-available.aspx     Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx  …


October 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News Whats new in PowerPivot for Excel http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/09/28/what-s-new-in-powerpivot-for-excel-with-sql-server-code-name-quot-denali-quot-ctp3.aspx Answers & Links http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/09/22/answers-and-links-for-the-questions-asked-during-the-24hop-sql-denali-challenge.aspx 130 Characters Could Get You Into PASS http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/09/20/130-characters-could-get-you-into-pass-summit-2011.aspx Master Data Services – What’s New in SQL Server “Denali” http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/08/24/master-data-services-what-s-new-in-sql-server-code-name-denali-ctp3.aspx Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx Events SQL PASS Summit 2011 http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/ Documents SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27069 SQL Server Code Name “Denali” Data…


September 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail–SQL

News Microsoft Aligning With ODBC http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/08/29/microsoft-aligning-with-odbc.aspx Microsoft’s Commitment to Interoperability http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/08/29/microsoft-s-commitment-to-interoperability.aspx Microsoft Ships CTP of HADOOP Connectors for SQL Server http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/08/25/microsoft-ships-ctp-of-hadoop-connectors-for-sql-server-and-parallel-data-warehouse.aspx Master Data Services – What’s New in SQL Server “Denali” http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/08/24/master-data-services-what-s-new-in-sql-server-code-name-denali-ctp3.aspx Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx Events SQL PASS Summit 2011 http://www.sqlpass.org/summit/2011/ Documents SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 Product Guide http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27069 SQL Server Code Name “Denali”…


June 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News   Got Servers? Cisco Does ! Oh by the way they’ll rock your SQL Server configuration too http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/05/19/got-servers-cisco-does-oh-by-the-way-they-ll-rock-your-sql-server-2008-r2-configuration-too.aspx   Microsoft Introduces the Cloud-Ready Information Platform http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/05/16/microsoft-introduces-the-cloud-ready-information-platform.aspx   Visualise This: Take our PowerPivot Quiz and win an Xbox 360 http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/05/05/visualize-this-take-our-powerpivot-quiz-and-win-an-xbox-360.aspx   SQL Server 2008 R2 Offers Enhancements, New Management Capabilities http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Infrastructure/SQL-Server-2008-R2-Offers-Enhancements-New-Management-Capabilities-518969/   Seven Reasons To…


May 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL Server

News Participate in the SQL Server Twitter Challenge ! http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/04/07/participate-in-the-sql-server-twitter-challenge.aspx SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 CTP Now Available for Testing http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/04/22/sql-server-2008-r2-sp1-ctp-now-available-for-testing.aspx Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 SP2 Now Certified as Common Criteria Validated Products http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/04/27/microsoft-windows-7-windows-server-2008-r2-and-sql-server-2008-sp2-now-certified-as-common-criteria-validated-products.aspx Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx Events/Webcasts PASS DW/BI VC Presents: Creating Dynamic Calculations Using DAX Formulas in…


April 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL Server

News SQL Server 2008 R2 Offers Enhancements, New Management Capabilities http://www.eweek.com/c/a/IT-Infrastructure/SQL-Server-2008-R2-Offers-Enhancements-New-Management-Capabilities-518969 Is Microsoft’s SQL Server really cheaper than Oracle ? http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/63390 Seven Reasons to Care About SQL Server 2008 R2 http://www.infoworld.com/d/data-management/seven-reasons-care-about-sql-server-2008-r2-631 Microsoft Announces Additional Details about System Center Advisor (formerly codename “Atlanta”) http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/03/24/microsoft-announces-additional-details-about-system-center-advisor-formerly-codename-atlanta.aspx Virtualize SQL Server With Hyper-V and System Center http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/03/22/virtualize-sql-server-with-hyper-v-and-system-center.aspx Important support changes…


March 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL Server

News Customers are seeking industry-specific solutions utilizing Microsoft Business Intelligence platform stack http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/02/25/customers-are-seeking-industry-specific-solutions-utilizing-microsoft-business-intelligence-platform-stack.aspx Microsoft offering New Oracle to Microsoft SQL Server Data Migration Assistant http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/02/23/microsoft-offering-new-oracle-to-microsoft-sql-server-data-migration-assistant.aspx Announcing Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 at TDWI World Conference http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/02/14/announcing-fast-track-data-warehouse-3-0-at-tdwi-world-conference.aspx Premier OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com/ Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/…


February 2011 –Technical Rollup Mail–SQL

News HP Business Decision Appliance – A Closer Look at Backup and Availability Features http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/01/18/hp-business-decision-appliance-a-closer-look-at-backup-and-availability-features.aspx SQL Server Appliances – A Workload-based Appliance Design Philosophy http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/01/18/sql-server-appliances-a-workload-based-appliance-design-philosophy.aspx Microsoft SQL Server Compact 4.0 is available for download and use with WebMatrix http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/01/13/microsoft-sql-server-compact-4-0-is-available-for-download-and-use-with-webmatrix.aspx Other http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx Events/Webcasts TechNet Webcast: Best Practices on Deploying PROS with SQL Server (Level 200) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032472592&EventCategory=5&culture=en-US&CountryCode=US…


January 2011 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server 2005 SP4 RTM Now Available for Download http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/12/20/sql-server-2005-sp4-rtm-now-available-for-download.aspx The RTM version of Service Pack 4 (SP4) for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is now available for download, and includes SQL Server 2005 SP3 cumulative updates 1 to 11, customer requested fixes and the SQL Server 2005 SP4 database engine support for DAC operations….


December 2010 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News Announcing an updated version of PowerPivot for Excel http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/28/announcing-an-updated-version-of-powerpivot-for-excel.aspx   HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SQL SERVER!!! http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/27/help-shape-the-future-of-sql-server.aspx   CIOs share insight on best practices and challenges in today’s enterprise environment http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/10/21/cios-share-insight-on-best-practices-and-challenges-in-today-s-enterprise-environment.aspx   Other   http://blogs.technet.com/trm/default.aspx       Downloads SQL 2005 SSMA for Access v4.2 Microsoft SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) is a…