SQLServer “Denali” keynote at TechED 2011

  On Monday, Quentin Clark ( GM of SQL Engineering) presented a foundational session at TechED which focused on the Microsoft Data Platform with SQL Server “Denali” and took a look into some of our latest data tools with “Juneau”. Juneau is pretty exciting because you can install it as a stand alone component, through…


Interesting Commentary into MySQL and why Oracle want to Keep it

Both articles point to an interview which Larry Ellison had with Ed Zander, who was once president and COO of Sun. http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10365128-16.html http://visualstudiomagazine.com/blogs/data-driver/2009/09/why-larry-ellison-will-not-spin-off-mysql.aspx


SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

We have just released the SQLServer 2008 developer Training kit. This kit will help you understand how to build web applications which deeply exploit the rich data types, programming models and new development paradigms in SQL Server 2008. Roger has been pretty busy packaging this up into something that you will find is easy to…


Announcing the PHP on Windows Training Kit

I want to announced the availability of a “PHP on Windows Training Kit” to the MSDN download center.  The kit includes demos and hands-on labs to help you understand how to build PHP applications using Windows, IIS 7 and SQL Server 2008. We will expand the kit over time, but the current version contains the…


“Velocity CTP3” Released

Today we release CTP3 of  “Velocity” (link). This is a highly scalable in-memory application cache for all kinds of data. By using cache, you can significantly improve application performance by avoiding unnecessary calls to the data source. Distributed cache enables your application to match increasing demand with increasing throughput by using a cache cluster that…


ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 CTP Release

The ADO Data Services team released the first CTP of the upcoming ADO.NET Data Services 1.5 release (link). This is a preview of a number of enhancements, both client and server that will make the data service development experience much easier, including: Row Count: Ability for the a client of a data service to determine…


Who Likes Basketball?

Roger in the team just posted about the work he has been doing behind the scenes for the March Madness On Demand project with CBSSports. While there is a lots of great content that the viewers can see live, to ensure the correct level of quality for the audience, in the background you need an…


Changes to SQL Data Services ( SDS)

SQL Data Services ( SDS) is part of the Azure Services Platform and is the key service for storing data in the cloud, whether your application is either hosted locally or using some of the compute capabilities of Windows Azure in the cloud. Since its introduction at Mix08, SDS has really focused on providing a…


SQL Server 2008 SP1 Public CTP

Today we released SQL Server 2008 SP1 Public CTP. The bits can be downloaded from here The team is focused on keeping service packs contained and focused on essential updates only, as well as fixing issues reported through the SQL Server community. These packages have been made available for general testing purposes only. Do not deploy…


SQL Server Fabric Control Point and The DAC ‘PACK’

Joey met with Mike Jones right after the first public showing of some of the great new features coming in the next release of SQL Server code-named Kilimanjaro. PASS Community Summit 2008 He showed demos of two things. Firstly the "Fabric Control Point" provides a unified view from a management perspective of all the SQL…