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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
Aug 31, 2011

VMware Attempts to establish CLOUD Database-As-A-Service standard

vFabric Data Director is designed to allow  administrators to securely automate and delegate routine administrative tasks making the database....More
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Aug 25, 2011

First Look: Denali's New SQL Server Developer Tools - Part 1

The new SQL Server Developer Tools (previously codenamed Juneau), is designed to close the gap between relational database development and BI....More
Aug 15, 2011

SQL Server and the Private Cloud

With all of the recent push to the cloud by various vendors it’s easy to forget that there are really two ways of implementing cloud computing. For....More
Aug 08, 2011

The Last Mile Problem

This past week I was vividly and personally reminded about what I think is probably the single biggest problem to cloud computing: the last mile....More
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Aug 02, 2011

An Overview of SQL Server High Availability Options2

There’s no doubt that availability is one of the most important if not the most important job for the database administrator. However, choosing the....More
Jul 15, 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch to be released on July 26, 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch is Microsoft’s new entry level development environment. It has been in development for almost two years. LightSwitch has....More
Jun 16, 2011

Keeping Mission Critical Applications Available - 16 Jun 2011

Learn about increasing the availability of your mission-critical applications....More
May 31, 2011

Industry Bytes: NEC Express5800/A1080a Series

Designed to support high-end SQL Server and virtualization workloads the new NEC Express5800/A1080a series of system utilizes the newest Intel Xeon....More
Mar 15, 2011

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio LightSwitch beta 2 - 15 Mar 2011

Visual Studio LightSwitch is Microsoft’s newest development tool. LightSwitch is designed to allow non-developers to create data driven applications....More
Jan 13, 2011

Microsoft Releases Web Matrix - 13 Jan 2011

Web Matrix is completely free  low-end web development tool from Microsoft. It’s designed to make it easy for novice developers to incorporate open-....More
Dec 15, 2010

3 Month Free Trial of SQL Azure

If you’ve been interested in giving SQL Azure a try but have been put off by the price then you may want to check Microsoft’s 3 month trial of SQL....More
Nov 10, 2010

Download SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” CTP1

If you want to get some hands on experience with the next release of SQL Server code-named Denali you can find the CTP1 at:
Nov 10, 2010

One of my favorite SQL Server code-name Denali features

At this year’s PASS conference in Seattle Microsoft announced the most important new features in the next release of SQL Server. There were some cool....More
Oct 28, 2010

From PDC: Microsoft Announces SQL Azure Enhancements

This morning’s PDC keynote was highlighted by presentations by Steve Ballmer, Bob Muglia, Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich and Don Box. Some of the....More
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