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2012 SQL Server Pro Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards 1
The SQL Server Pro Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards recognize the best products on the market from two points of view: ours and yours. Our contributors and editors chose their favorites, and hundreds of readers voted, too. Here are the results!
SQL Server Pro Is Going Digital!
We’re excited to announce that, starting with the May issue of SQL Server Pro, we’ll be offering an upgraded digital edition.
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2011 SQL Server Magazine Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards
SQL Server Magazine editors and readers recognize standout products in eight categories, making it easy for you to find the right tool.
2010 SQL Server Magazine Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards
SQL Server Magazine editors and readers recognize standout products in eight categories, making it easy for you to find the right tool.
2009 SQL Server Magazine Editors' Best and Community Choice Awards
We paired off top product picks from editors and the community in 11 categories, including business intelligence, database management, and virtualization.
Best of TechEd 2009 Award Winners - 11 Jun 2009
The Best of TechEd Awards recognize the most innovative products and services offered by Microsoft partners that exhibited at TechEd 2009, held in June 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention center. Here are our winners!
Microsoft Releases BizTalk Server 2009
Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2009, the company’s enterprise integration and connectivity server solution.
List of New and Enhanced Features in Visual Studio 2008 SP1

In “What’s New for SQL Developers in Visual Studio 2008 SP1,” InstantDoc ID 101173, William Vaughn covers data access and reporting features in Service Pack 1. Here’s a list Microsoft provides of other new and enhanced features in Visual Studio 2008 SP1:

Welcome to the Sqlmag.com Blog for User Groups!

At SQL Server Magazine, we know that SQL Server user group members have a lot to say about their profession! Here's where you can share your thoughts with other user group members, SQL Mag authors and editors, and the SQL Server community at large. Stay tuned...

New Products - 24 Nov 2008
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products from SiSense, Embarcadero Technologies, Fortinet, InstallAware, and xhoto.
Dev Connections: SQL Server 2008--What's in it for You?
This keynote outlines how SQL Server 2008 and Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR RC 1 give developers a comprehensive platform for building applications that manage data.
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Dev Connections: ASP.NET Chart Control Announced
Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president .NET Developer Platform at Microsoft, announced the out-of-band release of ASP.NET Chart Control for Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
Welcome to the Developer Connections, Fall 2008 Blog!
Stay tuned to this blog for news, interviews, and videos from the Windows developer Connections conferences in Las Vegas next week.
New Products - 30 Oct 2008
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products from Embarcadero, Sybase, Tableau Software, and Microsoft.
New Products - 29 Sep 2008
Check out new and improved SQL Server–related products from PROPHIX Software, AVIcode, Panorama Software, and Embarcadero Technologies.

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Feb 25, 2015
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Data Profiling to the Rescue by Pushing Metadata Boundaries

Don’t let bad data sneak up on you when and where you least expect it. Ferret out bad data with Melissa Data’s newest Profiling Component for SSIS. Learn how to take control of your data using knowledge-base-driven metadata. The truth shall set you free!...More
Feb 11, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 17: Creating Jobs to Check on Synchronization

In my previous post, I provided a high-level outline of the core logic (and rationale behind that logic) that would be needed to set up regular synchronization checks on SQL Server Agent Jobs for servers where AlwaysOn Availability Groups have been deployed. In this post, I’ll walk through the steps--and the code--needed to setup those checks....More
Jan 22, 2015
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups and SQL Server Jobs, Part 18: Health Checks for Availability Groups

Now that we’ve outlined the process to let servers in a SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group "talk to each other" by means of setting up linked servers, it’s possible to set up some additional or improved checks on Availability Group Health....More
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