June 2007 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Katmai” SQL Server code name “Katmai,” the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, provides a comprehensive data platform that is more secure, reliable, manageable and scalable for your mission critical applications, while enabling developers to create new applications that can store and consume any type of data on any…


May 2007 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News New Virtualisation Rights Available for SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Virtualization can reduce costs and increase performance and now it’s available at no extra cost for SQL Server Enterprise Edition customers. Understand what virtualization can do for your business and review the white paper on how to use SQL Server in a virtual environment….


April 2007 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News How to Prepare SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2000 for Changes to Daylight Saving Time in 2007 In August 2005, the U. S. Congress passed the Energy Policy Act. This act changes both the start date and the end date of daylight saving time (DST). When this act goes into effect in 2007,…


March 2007 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News Now Available – SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 With New Features, Increased Performance Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 (SP2) enables all editions of SQL Server 2005 to take advantage of the enhancements within Windows Vista and the 2007 Office System including SQL Server Analysis Services and Reporting Services improvements for Office…


February 2007 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server 2005 Best Practice Analyser SQL Server 2005 Best Practice Analyser to Ship with SP2 in Q1 2007 http://blogs.msdn.com/sqlrem/archive/2007/01/12/SP2-and-BPA-FAQ.aspx SQL Server Compact Edition Launches Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition is the next version of SQL Server Mobile adding the desktop platform. SQL Server Compact extends the SQL Server Mobile technology by offering…


January 2007 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News Check Out The Exciting New SQL Server Best Practices Website Get the real-world guidelines, expert tips, and rock-solid guidance to take your SQL Server implementation to the next level. Drawing on the extensive experience and expertise from respected developers and engineers at Microsoft as they walk you through the specifics on solving particularly difficult…


December 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server Community Technology Preview Program SQL Server 2005 is a quality, customer-driven product and offers a comprehensive data management and analysis platform so businesses can make better decisions, faster. Leading up to the release of SQL Server 2005, Microsoft made Community Technology Previews (CTPs) available as public downloads. This CTP process allowed us…


November 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server Hosting Toolkit Launched The SQL Server group at Microsoft has just launched the SQL Server Hosting Toolkit with the release of the Database Publishing Wizard Community Technology Preview 1. The objective of the SQL Server Hosting Toolkit is to enable a great experience around hosted SQL Server.  The Database Publishing Wizard works toward this mission by…


October 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Capabilities Explore various resources to see how SQL Server 2005 can power your enterprise http://www.microsoft.com/sql/bigdata/default.mspx Microsoft IT Showcase Microsoft uses SQL Server to run mission critical applications, increase business intelligence, increase productivity and more. See how here: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/itsolutions/msit/sql.mspx SQL Server Customer Advisory Team Blog Includes entries of best practices and…

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September 2006 – Technical Rollup Mail – SQL

News Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine (MSDE) will not be supported on Microsoft Vista If you plan to build an application and redistribute a database with it, you should use SQL Server Express. Windows Vista will not support MSDE. http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtobuy/sqlonvista.mspx Chevron Aims to Accelerate Production and Reduce Downtime with New Business Intelligence Platform, Providing Consistent,…