Roger Doherty's Windows Azure Blog

Work blog for Roger Doherty, Sr. Program Manger, SQL Server Customer Experience Team

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  • Blog Post: The Top 10 Things to Know When Running SQL Server Workloads on Windows Azure VMs

    Greetings to my friends from SQL Server and BI land. About 18 months ago I hung up my evangelist hat and moved into a program management role on the Customer Advisory Team focusing on Windows Azure. I was asked to help engineering connect with customers who were testing their SQL Server and BI workloads...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Virtual Machine is Here!

    On June 7, 2012 in San Francisco, Scott Guthrie encouraged the world to Meet the New Windows Azure . As part of this milestone, Scott announced the availability of several Windows Azure Preview Features including a new Virtual Machine capability. This exciting new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering...
  • Blog Post: They’re Here! SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book Videos!

    That’s right, just in time for SQL Server 2012 launch madness, every single presentation and demo included in the SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book now has a corresponding video on Channel 9!  There are 50 videos covering every imaginable topic of interest to developers and IT Professionals...
  • Blog Post: Announcing the SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book

    If you are on the “bleeding edge” of SQL Server 2012 early adoption, and you need content, samples or upgrade resources to move the ball forward, read on! Microsoft creates a lot of content designed to drive early adoption for new releases of SQL Server. We use this as a tool to arm trainers, consultants...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 on the SQL Down Under Podcast

    My colleague Greg Low asked me to join him for the latest episode of the SQL Down Under podcast to discuss what’s new and interesting about SQL Server 2012.  Check it out! http://www.sqldownunder.com/SQLDownUnderWMAFeed.xml Or: http://www.sqldownunder.com/SQLDownUnderMP3Feed.xml Enjoy and Happy...
  • Blog Post: New SQL Server 2012 Labs and Presentations Available

    We just shipped a whole bunch of new content for the SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit and you can get it right now via the Web Installer Preview : http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9785999 This update includes eleven new hands-on labs covering popular topics like Integration Services , the...
  • Blog Post: Essential SQL Server for DevConnections Attendees

    Tuesday 11/1/2011 is a big day for SQL Server 2012 .  The SQL Server engineering team will be in the house at DevConnections in Las Vegas.  This post is for people who are attending SQL Server Connections and others who want to learn about SQL Server 2012 and connect with the team.  You...
  • Blog Post: Looking for a killer SQL Server 2012 demo?

    Well look no further!  I’m pleased to announce that the MySemanticSearch Sample is now available on CodePlex at: mysemanticsearch.codeplex.com MySemanticSearch allows a user to upload Word documents into a SQL Server 2012 table, then visualize the semantic content of the documents in it using tag...
  • Blog Post: New SQL Server 2012 and SQL Azure Presentations Available

    I’m pleased to announce that the following presentations have been added to the SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit and are available for download: Introduction To SQL Server 2012 This presentation provides an overview of the key improvements in SQL Server 2012 from a developer perspective in the...
  • Blog Post: Learn SQL Server 2012 Development Now!

    If you want to learn how to develop database and business intelligence solutions that fully exploit SQL Server 2012 improvements, this resource is for you! The SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit includes technical content like labs, demos and presentations that you can use to learn SQL Server 2012...
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