Data as Strategy

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I’ve created a presentation called “Data as Strategy”, and in it I cover multiple solutions for various issues that organizations face in dealing with the “new world” of data management. No longer are we just DBA’s or Developers, now we’re part of the broader business strategy of using data in strategic decisions.

That presentation covers a lot of ground, really quickly, so I thought I would post some of the links I mention during the talk here. I’ll actually come back and update this page as time goes on, so be sure to bookmark it. I’ll have a mix here of Microsoft sources, outside opinions, whitepapers, tutorials and videos wherever I can.

SQL Server 2008
New features on SQL Server 2008: http://tinyurl.com/ylks3xo
Policy Based Management Link List Page: http://tinyurl.com/yldm4co

SQL Server 2008R2 General
What's New: http://tinyurl.com/yzhdbod
Editions Overview: http://tinyurl.com/ygajpga and http://tinyurl.com/yg3a98z
Features supported by Edition: http://tinyurl.com/yf7bdzx
Unicode Compression: http://tinyurl.com/ycf892z
SysPrep and SQL Server Installs: http://tinyurl.com/yzh7t6j

SQL Azure
Azure Overview: http://tinyurl.com/y8s52vh
Windows Azure Training Kit: http://tinyurl.com/5vrt7q
Writing a Azure Program in 5 steps: http://tinyurl.com/ye6chog
Azure Data Sync: http://tinyurl.com/ylsykfb
Future of programming with Azure Video: http://tinyurl.com/ykqsbsf
Reference list for Windows Azure: http://tinyurl.com/yze9azr

SQL Server 2008R2 UCP and Management
UCP and DAC Overview: http://tinyurl.com/qd8n7m
More DAC information: http://tinyurl.com/yhvjmsb
Virtualizing the Database Layer: http://tinyurl.com/yhfl9hh

SQL Server 2008R2 Programming and Data Modeling
Data Programming and Modeling Video: http://tinyurl.com/nxuyda
More Data Modeling Videos: http://tinyurl.com/yj44zkv

SQL Server 2008R2 StreamInsight
Stream Insight Overview: http://tinyurl.com/l2jhgo
StreamInsight Whitepaper: http://tinyurl.com/mt3u6h
StreamInsight Video: http://tinyurl.com/y9llph3 and http://tinyurl.com/yg9r8bq

SQL Server 2008R2 PowerPivot
PowerPivot Resources: http://tinyurl.com/ygntujb
PowerPivot Server Install Instructions: http://tinyurl.com/yzegm5l
Self-service BI Overview: http://tinyurl.com/l3bapy
Virtual Lab for PowerPivot: http://tinyurl.com/yg9tdef
Practical overview of PowerPivot: http://tinyurl.com/yk422up

SQL Server 2008R2 Master Data Management
Master Data Services Overview: http://tinyurl.com/mc7qmx
Master Data Services Tutorial: http://tinyurl.com/yl8v37q
Master Data Management Whitepaper: http://tinyurl.com/abzpem

 

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  • Hi Buck.  Will you be posting the actual presentation, or just the links?  Thanks.  Steve W.

  • Just the links. The presentation wouldn't do a lot of good - I'm graphics-heavy and text lite, since I don't do the typical Microsoft "eye chart" style. I try to tailor the discussion to what people in the audience want to hear.

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