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08/25/2011 - 2:15pm

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
08/15/2011 - 1:56pm

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
08/08/2011 - 2:09pm

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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08/02/2011 - 12:43pm

An Overview of SQL Server High Availability Options

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
07/15/2011 - 10:36am

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
06/16/2011 - 3:47pm

Keeping Mission Critical Applications Available - 16 Jun 2011

Learn about increasing the availability of your mission-critical applications....More
05/31/2011 - 3:23pm

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
03/15/2011 - 3:42pm

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
01/13/2011 - 12:00pm

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
12/15/2010 - 10:48am

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
11/10/2010 - 3:39pm

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: http://www.microsoft.com/....More
11/10/2010 - 3:27pm

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
10/28/2010 - 12:48pm

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
05/27/2010 - 4:18pm

Q: SQL FAQ: Stopping database mirroring

You can use the ALTER DATABASE command to stop database mirroring. This will leave the database in a restoring state....More
03/05/2010 - 2:59pm

Welcome - 05 Mar 2010

Welcome to Michael Otey's blog. I'm Technical Director for SQL Server Magazine. I've been working with SQL Server since the 6.0 days and have written....More
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