What the heck is a Microsoft-hosted service?!?!!

With the recent public CTP of Azure, there has been a lot of confusion (both internally and externally) about what each service is supposed to do.  Here’s my summary of some internal conversations along that line: Name Description SQL Data Services (SDS) An internet facing data service formerly known as “SQL Server Data Services” or…

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Who Am I?

I work in CSS for Microsoft.  My team supports almost everything related to SQL Server that is not internal to core Engine functionality.  That means we own things like SSIS, SSRS, ADO, ADO.NET. Personally, I specialize in JDBC and SSRS. Oh yeah – due to an oddity of the organizational structure of our Development teams,…

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