Microsoft is again a leader in Gartner BI magic quadrant

According to the latest BI magic quadrant from Gartner Microsoft is once again positioned as a leader. I’m glad to see the praise for Microsoft’s “BI in the cloud” strategy 🙂 One common complaint I heard was the lack of metadata capabilities and this will be resolved in SQL Server 2012. I have never been…

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Using huge files with SharePoint

One of our customers in Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) was curious about the change in performance characteristics of SharePoint Servers when used with huge files (around 100 MB). They were currently allowing up to 20 MB and before allowing more to the business users they wanted to test their current infrastructure (2 front-end servers, 1 back-end…

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SQL Server Consolidation

Nowadays I deal with some SQL Server consolidation engagements. Many customers have hundreds of SQL Server instances with many different versions (7.0, 2000 SPx, 2005 SPx) and they have some difficulties managing these due to the over-distribution fact. The main idea is to consolidate these SQL Server instances to central servers so that you have…

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