Microsoft Project & Project Server 2010 Service Pack 1 – On Target

Today, the Office Division announced additional details of the upcoming Service Pack 1 (SP1) here. Service Pack 1 is on track for release at the end of June 2011. It will be available for all of the Office 2010 applications, including Microsoft Project Standard 2010, Microsoft Project Professional 2010 and Microsoft Project Server 2010. In…

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Fast Track and PDW

Recently I attended a SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) appliance and FasTrack 3.0 workshop. Microsoft has three key Data Warehouse offerings including SQL Server 2008 R2, Fast Track Data Warehouse and Parallel Data Warehouse. Together, these offerings enable customers to scale their warehouses from gigabytes to hundreds of terabytes on a SQL Server platform….

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NOW AVAILABLE: Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS

 As the next step in this process, today we’re pleased to announce the release of the Windows Azure Toolkit for iOS. This toolkit contains resources and services designed to make it easier for iOS developers to use Windows Azure. This iOS toolkit includes the following pieces: A compiled Objective-C library for working with services running…

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EPM 2010 Learning Resources

Wanted to share the EPM 2010 learning resoruces Upcoming webcast on May 2011 Software update Information About Microsoft Project and Project Server May 2011 Software Update Tuesday, May 10, 2011 8:00 AM Pacific Time A new Time and Task Management resource centerhas been added on TechNet! This resource center provides links to articles, training, videos,…

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SQL Server Compression Estimator tool

Bob finally released the SQL Server Compression Estimator tool to http://ssce.codeplex.com/ SQL Server Compression Estimator (SSCE) will allow you to estimate the best compression for your objects. It will estimate both ROW and PAGE compression for all objects, and will optionally report the Index Maintenance Ratio (a ratio that indicates how often an index is…

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Microsoft Makes Strategic Changes in Technology and Business Practices to Expand Interoperability

Microsoft announced a set of broad-reaching changes to its technology and business practices to increase the openness of its products and drive greater interoperability, opportunity and choice for developers, partners, customers and competitors. Specifically, Microsoft is implementing four new interoperability principles and corresponding actions across its high-volume business products: ensuring open connections; promoting data portability;…

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Latest on EPM 2007

Single reference point for some of the latest stuff on EPM 2007 and other useful stuff for EPM 2007 admin & developer community 1.      Check Microsoft Office Project Server 2007 Management Pack for Operations Manager 2007. 2.      Check System Center Operations Manager 2007 WSS 3.0 and MOSS Monitoring Packs 3.      Still not on SP1 for…

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RML Utilities for SQL Server 2005

Most awaited tool for SQL Server DBA and experts (heard of ReadTrace!). Till sometime back these tools were only accessible to Microsoft SQL Server support team. The RML Utilities for SQL Server provide you a set of tools and processes to answer these questions and much more. The RML utilities allow you to process SQL…

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