SQL Server and UTF-8 Encoding (1) -True or False

Since there is confusion on SQL Server’s support for UTF-8, Unicode data etc., I would like to share the following post from QingsongYao which provides very useful content on this: “Today, I will start my series of articles about SQL Server and Unicode UTF-8 Encoding. In many times, I found when people ask me about…

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More demos of Power View available

From PejmanJ Microsoft post on Dec 27th, available at here Let’s walk through how to use the sample, and then how to create your own report. I’ll use the car Auto Sales sample report and model. To use the sample report, just click on the report image (or here). You are taken to the report…

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Building Large Scale Elastic Database Tiers with SQL Azure: Introducing Federations

Copied from Windows Azure Blog; Post from CihanBiyikogluMS “One of the exciting new features in the just-released SQL Azure Q4 2011 Service Release is SQL Azure Federation. In a sentence, SQL Azure Federation enables building elastic and scalable database tiers. Video Presentation of SQL Azure Federation To accompany this blog post, you can also view…

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On-premise storage sync with Windows Azure storage options

I went through the following offering from StorSimple that allows you to sync your on-premise data, stored in their storage, with Windows Azure BLOB one. This is very interesting and important for solutions that need to provide the following services: a. use Windows Azure as DR for their data; you can even encrypt your data…

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Microsoft IT: How Does Microsoft Support Consumerization of IT from an Executive Perspective

Microsoft IT supports the Consumerization of IT efforts within the company while at the same time continues to define the delicate balance between policy/governance and hardware/applications that employees continue to use. While the Consumerization of IT has remarkable potential for improving collaboration and productivity, many companies are grappling with the enormous security risks of introducing…

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Viewing Microsoft BI reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices

From TechNet, published on 13/12/2011 Cumulative Update 2011-12 (CU 2011-12) for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 enables organizations to view certain kinds of reports and scorecards on Apple iPad devices that use the iOS 5 Safari browser. This article describes what business intelligence content users can view on iPad, how to configure reports and scorecards to…

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Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure

Microsoft patterns & practices (a part of EPX Developer Guidance) is excited to announce the release of: Enterprise Library 5.0 Integration Pack for Windows Azure What’s in the Pack? Two new application blocks: Autoscaling Application Block ("Wasabi") to help you to automatically scale both web and worker roles in Windows Azure by dynamically provisioning/decommissioning roles…

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Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Feature Pack

Covering the following areas: Microsoft® SQL Server Report Builder 3.0 for Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Microsoft® SQL Server® PowerPivot for Microsoft® Excel Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft® SharePoint® Technologies 2010 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 Reporting Services Add-in for Microsoft® SharePoint® Technologies 2007 Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Policies Microsoft®…

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What’s New in Master Data Services (MDS) in SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate 0 (RC0)

From Microsoft Technet Wikis As of November, 2011, RC0 is the latest release of SQL Server “Denali,” now known as SQL Server 2012. To download this release, go to http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28145 . To upgrade to this version of MDS, go to http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633752(SQL.110).aspx . Note: Portions of the Master Data Manager web application use Silverlight. To install…

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