PHP on Windows and SQL Server Training Kit February 2011 Update

Hey PHP and MySQL developers, did you ever wonder how to take full advantage of Windows, IIS and SQL Server?  You may be under the impression that breakthrough features like full-text search and smooth streaming are only available to .NET developers, but you would be wrong!  It’s time for you to learn why the Microsoft…

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Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Development

Do you need to develop rich, interactive reports as an integrated part of a business intelligence solution?  If so, then check out this fourth unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN. In just a couple of hours you can learn how to start developing your first reports…


Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services Now

Check it out developers, today we published the third unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN.   I hope you will take some time from your busy schedule to learn how to develop an ETL process (extract, transform, load) with SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).  Developers use SSIS…


SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course

Today I’m pleased to announce the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights), a new self-paced online training course brought to you by Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism.  This is a is a great resource for developers, consultants and evangelists who want to learn how to build solutions that deliver rich integrated…


SQL Server 2008 R2 Update For Developers Training Kit – January 2011 Update

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update For Developers Training Kit January 2011 Update.  This is a great resource for developers, trainers, consultants and evangelists who need to understand the key improvements introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2 from a developer perspective. It contains a rich set of…


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…


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


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…


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…