SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services – what’s new???

In the new SQL Server 2008 R2 release it is the Reporting Services component that really changed a lot! For example one can now publish report parts (eg chart, table) which can be reused in different reports, or now you can also use SharePoint list as data source… MSDN offers a great overview on new…

SQL Server R2 RTM is out!!

Check it out here:  www.sqlserverlaunch.com  Enjoy!  

24 Hours of PASS: Celebration SQL Server 2008 R2

Be sure to check out and registrate for free for 24 hours of PASS online event – starting on May 19th you can watch online various webcasts (BI, Multi server managment, Security,…) for 24 hours in a row!  Register here: https://www323.livemeeting.com/lrs/8000181573/Registration.aspx?pageName=7sh5kdvjm47xplbf    

Important PowerPivot links

Did you already hear about PowerPivot? PowerPivot gives users the power to create compelling self-service BI solutions, facilitates sharing and collaboration on user-generated BI solutions in a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 environment, and enables IT organizations to increase operational efficiencies through Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2-based management tools. Check it out on: http://blogs.msdn.com/powerpivot/http://www.powerpivot.com/  

SQL Server 2008 R2 – Gemini

I would like to introduce you to a great new concept coming out with SQL Server 2008 R2 and Office 2010 called Gemini! The idea behind Gemini is managed self-service Business Intelligence. This means enabling users in various departements to make their own analysis in cooperation with central IT which decides which data sources can be used. The user interface for Gemini is…

bwin recorded ca 400% performance gain in a testing scenario involving SQL Server 2008 R2 on a 256 processor Windows Server 2008 R2 machine

bwin Interactive Entertainment AG,  a world number one company in online gaming, did some extensive tests at MS headquaters in Redmond. Tests involved a 256 processor Windows Server 2008 R2 machine using the newest version of SQL Server 2008 R2. Through the new technologies bwin could achieve ca 400% performance gain – read the whole story here (on German)…