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  Mobile Services Adds Android Support We created Mobile Services to make it easier for developers to build engaging and dynamic mobile apps that scale. We’ve made it even easier to develop for the Android platform. The Windows Azure team partnered with Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. to deliver Android support; our friends at MS Open…

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Give Your App High Availability, Disaster Recovery Using AlwaysOn SQL Server 2012

Have you wanted to offer your customers disaster recovery/high availability? But providing that capability seems like a big programming challenge. Instead, SQL Server 2012 introduces AlwaysOn where you can offer added value with a straight forward code change in your connection string. AlwaysOn by design looks similar to database mirroring, but is actually a combination…

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SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit Now Available

The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit is now available for download free of charge.  The kit includes technical content 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 Preview. The first…

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SQL Server, BI Highlights at PASS Summit

PASS Summit is the world’s largest, most-focused, and most-intensive conference for Microsoft SQL Server and BI professionals. the PASS Summit is October 11-14 in Seattle, WA. Organized by and for SQL Server and BI users, PASS Summit delivers the highest number of technical sessions, the largest number of attendees, the best networking, and the highest-rated…

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Get Datasheets, White papers, Presentations, Demos in New Product Guide for SQL Server ‘Denali’

Download the datasheets, white papers, technical presentations, demonstrations, and links to videos that will help you evaluate Microsoft SQL Server code name ‘Denali.’ The release is available as community preview 3. The SQL Server code name ‘Denali’ Community Technical Preview 3 (CTP3) Product Guide contains the latest datasheets, white papers, click-through and auto-running demonstrations, hands-on…

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Parallel Data Warehouse Adds Connection to BI Tools for Informatica, SAP Business Objects

Microsoft made several important announcements related to our SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) offerings last week. Microsoft announced the release of Appliance Update 2 for PDW with new features and connectors to third party BI tools that enable customers to use PDW seamlessly in heterogeneous BI and ETL (Extract, Load and Transform) environments, in…

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SQL Server ‘Denali’ CTP 3 Download Includes ‘Crescent’ Self-Service BI Capabilities

Satya Nadella, president of the Server and Tools Business at Microsoft, announced the availability of a community technology preview of the new Microsoft SQL Server, currently SQL Server codename “Denali”. The announcement was made at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2011 (WPC) and on the team’s blog at SQL Server codename “Denali” CTP3, including Project “Crescent”…

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Roadmap — Next Preview of SQL Server ‘Denali’ Due This Summer

At Tech·Ed North America Microsoft announced that the next public community preview SQL Server Code Name “Denali” is expected in summer 2011. To be among the first to download the next public CTP, customers can pre-register at www.microsoft.com/sqlserver. Roadmap for SQL Server Codename ‘Denali’ SQL Server Code Name “Denali” is a cloud-ready information platform that…

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ISV Video: Author of Book on SQL Server Hardware Gives Decision-Making Tips

A new book, SQL Server Hardware, tells you what you need to know about your hardware before you create your database. The book by Most Valued Professional Glenn Berry of Newsgator describes how you can determine your hardware requirements for SQL Server. Glenn shares his expertise gained at Newsgator with ISV Architect Evangelist Bruce Kyle…

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SQLInsights Update: Self-Service Reporting and Analytics Unit Available

This is the  eleventh and final unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (a.k.a. SQLInsights) on MSDN. This unit introduces the fundamentals of how to enable great self-service reporting and analytics The SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course (SQLInsights) will help you learn how to build your first Microsoft…

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