Free SQL Server Training – Week May 2010

We all like free stuff.  Especially when we already know it’s something we love.  And if you are reading this blog, you likely love or really like SQL Server.  Or just maybe you are paid to like it. What ever the reason, the more you know about it the better you will be in applying … Continue reading Free SQL Server Training – Week May 2010

Free eBook – Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2

SQL Server 2008 R2 eBookAs with previous releases of SQL Server versions, Microsoft has released an "introducing" ebook that covers the new features that are a part of SQL Server 2008 R2.  If you aren't up to speed with the upcoming release, this is a great resource to give it a once over and understand … Continue reading Free eBook – Introducing SQL Server 2008 R2

Discover SQL Server 2008 R2

It was bound to happen, a launch event for the upcoming release of SQL Server 2008 R2.  This is a great thing because it means we’ll be able to play with the cool new toys in production soon and start getting our client’s upgraded.  I do wonder though if there are talking dolphins in these … Continue reading Discover SQL Server 2008 R2

Pushing Excel Through A Wormhole

With the next release of SQL Server, data analysis is going to go through a major change with the PowerPivot add-in for Excel and SharePoint.  If you haven’t been keeping up with these changes to Business Intelligence, has an opportunity for you to get up to speed.  On January 22, 2010 there will be … Continue reading Pushing Excel Through A Wormhole