Megan Keller

Megan
Keller

Megan Keller is the editorial director for Penton Media's Technology Group, including Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro, iPro Developer, and POWER IT Pro.

Twitter: @SQLServerMag

Megan Keller is the editorial director for Penton Media's Technology Group, including Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, Dev Pro, SharePoint Pro, iPro Developer, and POWER IT Pro. Twitter: @SQLServerMag

Articles
Free Tool Addresses SQL Server Password Vulnerability
When Microsoft doesn't see a reported security hole as a true problem, Sentrigo jumps in with a solution.
Wizard Fills Holes in Current SQL Azure Migration Process
Use the SQL Azure Migration Wizard to more easily deploy your databases to the cloud.
Export Analytical Findings with 1 Click
Future Point Systems Starlight VIS 4.1.1 and Starlight XEE 4.1.1 offer new features that make data visualization tasks easy, including one-click web reporting and one-step data importing.
Madison Technology Preview Released to Testers
The first technical preview of Project Madison, Microsoft's highly scalable data warehouse solution, is now available to a limited number of testers.
SQL Azure Database CTP and SQL Server StreamInsight CTP Now Available
Today, Microsoft announced the availability of the SQL Azure Database CTP, and the SQL Server StreamInsight CTP.
SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Now Available for MSDN and TechNet Subscribers
The first public SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Technology Preview (CTP) is now available to MSDN and TechNet subscribers and will be generally available August 12th.
Monitor SSAS with SQL Sentry’s New Performance Optimization Software 3
SQL Sentry Performance Advisor for SQL Server Analysis Services offers monitoring capabilities that can help you optimize SSAS performance.
SQL Data Services Is Now SQL Azure Database
Microsoft has announced that SQL Data Services has been rebranded SQL Azure Database and recently released pricing and licensing information for SQL Azure.
NovaView 6.0 Can Connect to Any Data Source
Panorama Software's NovaView 6.0 includes a new Flash Analytics client, Relational Data Connector, and NovaView SharedViews.
Free PowerShell Scripts for SQL Server
Idera offers more than 20 free PowerShell scripts at the Free PowerShell scripts for SQL Server DBAs page.
Free SQL Server Projects and Samples 2
CodePlex offers hundreds of great free SQL Server 2008 and 2005 projects and samples at the Microsoft SQL Server Community Projects & Samples page.
LiteSpeed’s SmartDiff Technology Reduces Backup Sizes and Times
Quest Software's LiteSpeed for SQL Server now includes SmartDiff, which compresses database backups by as much as 40X.
SQL Server Reporting and Analysis Solutions 1
What you need to know to purchase the right thirty-party reporting and analysis tool for your organization.
The Mega Guide to Free SQL Server Tools 13
Consult this huge list of free SQL Server tools that will help you solve specific SQL Server problems or fill holes in SQL Server’s functionality.
XLeratorDB Adds Excel Functionality to SQL Server
This function library add-in for SQL Server offers six function packages that let you use Excel features in SQL Server.

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