Windows and SQL Azure content

During the past 2 months, I have spent enough time on Cloud Computing and Windows/SQL Azure in particular. During this time I found enough interesting whitepapers and links, so I thought of sharing them with you: Inside SQL Azure 7 things you need to know about SQL Azure reporting Migrating Databases to SQL Azure SQL…

Many-to-Many relationships in PowerPivot

This is a very interesting post I read today for “Many-to-Many relationships in PowerPivot”, provided by SQL BI-Marco Russo.

Working with BizTalk AppFabric Connect

Introducing BizTalk Server 2010 AppFabric Connect (from MS TechNet Wiki by Trace Young) BizTalk Server 2010 introduces a new feature “AppFabric Connect”, which combines rich proven features of BizTalk Server with the flexible development experience of .NET to allow users to easily develop simple integration applications. This enables users to: Develop custom .NET applications that…


Reducing the Costs of Enterprise Data Warehouse Creation and Data Acquisition

From Microsoft IT Showcase Published: 11/15/2010 Metadata Driven Extract Transform and Load (METaL) was developed by Microsoft IT to enable the rapid configuration, deployment, and operation of data warehouse applications utilizing evolving Microsoft warehouse technologies such as SQL Server 2008 and SSIS. METaL provides an extensible platform to manage an enterprise warehouse environment. The application…


Azure DataMarket

Topic: DataMarket: Enabling ISVs to build innovative applications across industry verticals Time: December 1, 8 am-9am PST Registration Link: · Partner: · Internal: More information on webcast is available at

31 days of Windows Phone 7

This is an interesting blog post by Jeff Blankenburg talking about different development topics on Win Phone 7. You can find more interesting development topics here.

Gartner’s Top 10 Technologies for 2011

That’s a very interesting article for Top-10 technologies for 2011 by Gartner: Cloud computing Mobile apps and media tablets Next-gen analytics Social analytics Social communication and collaboration Video Context-aware computing Ubiquitous computing Storage class memory Fabric based infrastructure and computers The full report is available here

Future of Silverlight – Special Event Invite

You’re invited to a very special event on December 2nd, 2010 Learn about the future of Silverlight from Corporate Vice President, Scott Guthrie and other experts, direct from Microsoft’s HQ. Hear about our plans for the next version of Silverlight, the latest developments as well as in-depth sessions on building applications with Silverlight. Registration is…

Future SQL Server edition-“Denali”

SQL Server AlwaysOn Dashboard: The new SQL Server AlwaysOn will provide a set of capabilities to help businesses maximize uptime of their mission critical applications, simplify high availability deployments and provide better returns on hardware investments. AlwaysOn supports multi-site clustering and the new availability group option will help improve availability of databases by supporting multiple…