Brute Force Migration of Existing SQL Server Databases to SQL Azure

This post is intended for those who are already familiar with SQL Server and want to get started working with SQL Azure.  One of the best ways to get up and running quickly is to migrate an existing SQL Server database to SQL Azure.  I chose the AdventureWorksDW2008R2 database because it’s optimized for building sample…

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SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL v1.0 Ships

Okay MySQL developers, do you know what you’ve been missing out on?  Microsoft SQL Server developers count on great features like online backup and rich data types to build great applications that are also industrial strength.  That’s right, you can back up a SQL Server database without taking down your application, even while users are…

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Running WordPress on Windows, SQL Server and SQL Azure

My fellow evangelist Zach Owens has been busy these days evangelizing SQL Server as a great platform for running WordPress.  Everything is coming together nicely and he’s launched a great site that pulls together a lot of good links and information. Check it out at: http://wordpress.visitmix.com Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008 R2,SQl Azure,WordPress

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – June 2010 Update

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit June 2010 update.  This update includes two additional units of new content covering SQL Server 2008 R2 related improvements in Excel 2010 and SharePoint 2010, as well as many updates to address changes in the final RTM…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – April 2010 Update

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit April 2010 update.  This update includes an additional unit of new content covering SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services improvements.    SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services offers a variety of improvements for developers, administrators and information workers…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – March 2010 Update 2

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit March 2010 update 2.  This update includes an additional unit of new content covering SQL Server 2008 R2 StreamInsight, a comprehensive development platform for building event-driven applications.  Download this new release today at the following URL: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9710868…

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SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – March 2010 Update

In my previous post I announced the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit.  Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the March 2010 update, which includes an additional unit of new content covering Application and Multi-Server Management improvements in SQL Server 2008 R2 and Visual Studio 2010 from…

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Announcing the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit

I’m pleased to announce that the first release of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is available as a free download from the Microsoft Download center, so download your copy today at the following URL: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9710868 We’ll be shipping a new release every two weeks or so until launch with new…

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