SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 released online

Today we are releasing SQL Server Data Tools – Business Intelligence for Visual Studio 2012 (SSDT BI) templates. With SSDT BI for Visual Studio 2012 you can develop and deploy SQL Server Business intelligence projects. Projects created in Visual Studio 2010 can be opened in Visual Studio 2012 and the other way around without upgrading…


Microsoft named a Leader in both the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems 2013 and Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence and Analytics Platforms 2013

Οι λύσεις Επιχειρηματικής Ευφυΐας (ΒΙ) εξελίσσονται ραγδαία τη τελευταία δεκαετία κυρίως λόγω της αύξησης των δεδομένων (Data Explosion), της διαχείρισης μη δομημένων δεδομένων (Unstructured Data) και του Consumerization of IT. Οι προκλήσεις που αντιμετωπίζουν οι επιχειρήσεις σήμερα όσον αφορά τις λύσεις ΒΙ, σχετίζονται με το κόστος κτήσης (TCO) και τη προσδοκώμενη απόδοση (ROI) των επενδύσεων…


PASS Summit 2012: The Conference for SQL Server Professionals

PASS Summit is the world’s largest and most intensive technical training conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. But more than that, it’s your conference – planned and presented by the SQL Server community for the SQL Server community. Join us and get the top-notch training, technical tips and tricks, and networking and connections…


SQL Server 2012 Licensing Value vs. Oracle Database

The product and licensing changes Microsoft® introduced with Microsoft SQL Server® 2012 may prompt some enterprises to undertake a fresh comparison of SQL Server and Oracle Database licensing costs. Based on their comparison, they may reassess when and where they will use each database given the respective Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of the two…


SQL Server DQS and MDS

I would like to share the following useful resources for Data Quality Services (DQS) and Master Data Services (MDS) in SQL Server 2008 R2/2012: How to Install Master Data Services (MDS) Service Pack 1 (for SQL Server 2008 R2) Data Quality Services (DQS)


NEW SQL Server 2012 resources

SQL Server 2012 Upgrade Technical Guide, available here SQL Server 2012 What’s new, available here (created by Joanne Hodgins) Very interesting resources on why upgrade to SQL Server 2012 are available in this link.


Why SQL Server?

Microsoft SQL Server is a comprehensive database server and information platform offering a complete set of enterprise-ready technologies and tools that help people derive the most value from information at the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Enjoy high levels of performance, availability, and security; employ more productive management and development tools; and deliver pervasive insight with self-service business…


Microsoft Uses SQL Server 2012 5.8-Terabyte SAP ERP Database to Run Its Global Business

Microsoft runs its worldwide operations on SAP ERP. With 93,000 employees and operations in more than 110 countries, the largest software company in the world runs some 25 million SAP transactions a month against its 5.8-terabyte compressed database. The company was happy with how well its SAP deployment was performing on earlier versions of SQL…


SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Web Installer

The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit includes technical content including labs, demos and presentations designed to help you learn how to develop SQL Server 2012 database and BI solutions. New and updated content will be released periodically and can be downloaded on-demand using the Web Installer.   http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=27721


Microsoft BI: Useful resources

How to Build a SQL Server 2012 Hyper-V Virtual Machine (KIWI build): http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3402.how-to-build-a-sql-server-2012-hyper-v-virtual-machine-kiwi-build.aspx SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit BOM (en-US): http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6982.sql-server-2012-developer-training-kit-bom-en-us.aspx#Module_7_SQL_Server_2012_Business_Intelligence SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book (en-US): http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/6967.sql-server-2012-early-adoption-cook-book-en-us.aspx