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Jun 20, 2014

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Moves Predictive Analytics into the Cloud

Find out about Microsoft's new Azure Machine Learning Predictive Analytics....More
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Oct 18, 2013

PASS Continues to Grow and Educate the SQL Server Community

This year’s PASS Summit 2013 marked the second year in a row that the attendance for the conference was over 5,000 attendees who experienced three....More
Oct 17, 2013

Microsoft’s In-Memory OLTP: Why, What, and How

Microsoft's David DeWitt explains the evolution of the In-Memory OLTP Database Engine (Hekaton)....More
Oct 17, 2013

PASS Summit 2013: Deeper Dive into the Microsoft Announcements

Learn about Microsoft's latest announcements including information on SQL Server 2014 In-Memory OLTP database engine and built-in Windows Azure....More
Oct 16, 2013

PASS Summit 2013 Keynote Day One

Microsoft announces SQL Server 2014 CTP2 and SQL Server Backup for Windows Azure....More
Jun 05, 2013

TechEd 2013: Eron Kelly talks about SQL Server 2014

At TechEd 2013 in New Orleans, I met with Eron Kelly, General Manager for SQL Server, to talk about the upcoming release of SQL Server 2014. The new....More
Jun 03, 2013

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2014

At this year's TechEd 2013 in New Orleans, Microsoft Corporate Vice President Brad Anderson announced that SQL Server 2014 will be available in early....More
Nov 16, 2012

Notes FROM PASS 2012

At this past PASS Summit in Seattle I got a chance to sit down with PASS President Bill Graziano and Executive Vice President of Finance Douglas....More
Nov 07, 2012

SQL PASS Summit 2012: Day 1

In this morning's SQL PASS Summit keynote in Seattle, Microsoft’s Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Data Platform group, announced several new....More
Jun 26, 2012

Sanbolic Provides SQL Server HA in the Public Cloud

As a follow-up meeting from this year’s TechEd 2012 I had a briefing with Memo Michailov, Co-Founder and CEO of Sanbolic to discuss Sanbolic’s....More
Mar 08, 2012

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will provide the Enterprise, Business Intelligence, Standard and Express editions. Notably the older Datacenter and Workgroup....More
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Oct 12, 2011

PASS 2011: Project "Crescent" becomes Power View in SQL Server 2012

Formerly code named project Crescent, Power View is a data exploration and visualization tool that enables ad-hoc queries from a variety of devices....More
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Oct 12, 2011

PASS 2011: Microsoft Embraces Big Data with Hadoop

As a part of their any data, any size, anywhere initiative, at this year’s PASS 2011 conference in Seattle Ted Kummert, Microsoft Corporate Vice....More
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Sep 26, 2011

Time to Look at PowerShell

One of the things that became clear after the preview of the next version of Windows Server and the direction that Microsoft announced at its recent....More
Sep 14, 2011

Get ready for Windows Server 2012

Microsoft released the details of the next release of the Windows Server operating system currently known as Windows Server 2012. Here are some of of....More
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