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Various – All Microsoft e-books

As you may already know, Microsoft is publishing frequently e-books related to deployment or technology usage. To help you finding these e-books, a wiki page has been created which is listing all Microsoft e-books published today. Use this page to find and download your missing e-book on Office, Office 365, SharePoint, SQL, Windows or development …

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SQL 2012 – Always On feature installation and configuration

With SQL 2012, Microsoft has introduced a new high availability functionality called Always On. This feature allows you to manage high availability for specific set of database called Availability Database. For those who are familiar with Exchange 2010, this can be compared with DAG feature. Prerequisites installation To use Always On SQL feature you must …

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SQL – SQL 2012 will be launch on April 1st

This is not an April fish, but Microsoft will launch SQL 2012 on April 1st As reminder, SQL 2012 is now RTM and available for download to TechNet/MSDN subscribers as well as for evaluation at http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/en/us/get-sql-server/try-it.aspx The virtual launch event will be host at http://www.sqlserverlaunch.com

Microsoft Products – Schedule delivery date for incoming products

As you may already know, there is a lot of incoming new product version for the next 12 to 24 months, including the waited Windows 8. Microsoft has published an initial schedule of delivery. Keep in mind this may still change will product groups are still working on many of these products. Windows 8 Anticipated …

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SQL Denali – Free ebook “Introducing Microsoft SQL Server Code Name “Denali””

As you may already know, Microsoft is working on the next version of SQL, codename SQL Denali – officially called SQL 2012. To start learning (and enjoying) SQL Denali, Microsoft is offering a free ebook (still in writing progress) http://go.microsoft.com/FWLink/?Linkid=229829 Microsoft SQL Server Denali delivers significant enhancements to well-known, critical capabilities like high availability and …

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SQL Server – Next version is available in beta

Microsoft has published a beta version of the next SQL edition, called Denali. You can download the first CTP here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=6a04f16f-f6be-4f92-9c92-f7e5677d91f9 Has part of the evolution, you will have: Enhanced mission-critical platform: A highly available and scalable platform designed to with greater flexibility, lower TCO, ease of use, and the performance required by the most …

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SQL – Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 now available

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 2 (SP2) is now available for download. These packages may be used to upgrade any edition of SQL Server 2008. We remain committed to providing our customers with essential changes via Service packs. Service Pack 2 contains updates for SQL Server Utility, Data-Tier Application (DAC), as well as integration …

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