SQL Server 2012 Announcement!

SQL Server 2012 released – The world’s most widely deployed data platform, Microsoft SQL Server 2012, has released to manufacturing (RTM), with an evaluation version available today. General availability will start on April 1. SQL Server 2012 is already making waves: Demonstrating proven capabilities – Hundreds of global, industry-leading customers such as Volvo Car Corporation,…


SQL Server for Private Cloud

Microsoft offers a comprehensive solution for optimizing your databases for Private Cloud. Optimizing SQL Server for Private Cloud solutions will help ensure that your computer, network and storage resources are used efficiently, reducing physical footprint, as well as capital and operational expenses. It will give you the ability to scale your resources efficiently and deploy…


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®…


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…


SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Web Installer Preview

The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit includes technical content designed to help you learn how to develop SQL Server 2012 database and BI solutions. You can download the training kit from this link.


Top 10 SQL 2012 “Denali” Enhancements for SharePoint

From Joel Oleson’s post at http://www.sharepointjoel.com/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?List=0cd1a63d-183c-4fc2-8320-ba5369008acb&ID=481 “1. Disaster Recovery and Resiliency Improvements – Always On – this was the big one. At the SharePoint Conference they showed an automatic failover of a 14 TB database in less than one minute. There’s a ton in here. Improvements to combining the best of log shipping and mirroring…