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    SQL Server 2000 Support Lifecycle

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    Andrew has blogged the support lifecycle for SQL Server 2000. Mainstream support for SQL Server 2000 ends on 8th April 2008 with the exception of CE which is 8th Jan 2008. All versions of SQL Server have extended support of +5 years, 9th April 2013. SQL...
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    8 Reasons to Migrate to SQL Server 2008

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    Want to know why? The Technet team are running a number of events the first on the 22nd Nov, London. Register by the following link - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/bb945096.aspx Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008
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    Fuel Gauges

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    The Worlds Best Kept Auto Secret I have been driving (legally) for well over a decade. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dash that was staring me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you probably haven't either...
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    Performance Point Server Community Events

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    Events for Customers: Monday 19 th November AM Cardinal Place, London Register here Call: 0870 166 6680 ref 6729 Wednesday 28 th November AM Cardinal Place, London Register here Call: 0870 166 6680 ref 6839 Tuesday 22 nd January AM Microsoft, Edinburgh...
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    MSFT 1st Quarter Financials

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    Microsoft Corp. today announced revenue of $13.76 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2007, a 27% increase over the same period of the prior year. Operating income, net income and diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $5.92 billion,...
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    Facebook Partnership

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    Facebook and Microsoft Corp. today announced that the two companies would expand their advertising partnership and that Microsoft will take a $240 million equity stake in Facebook’s next round of financing at a $15 billion valuation. Under the expanded...
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    SQL Server 2008 - Replication

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    Asked a question about replication in SQL 2008 today, here goes from Technet . SQL Server 2008 Replication What's New. Peer-to Peer-Transactional Replication Peer-to-peer replication includes the following significant usability and manageability improvements...
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    Technet on the Road

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    TechNet is pleased to announce the second series of technical events “TechNet on the Road” We will again be stepping away from PPT and concentrating on a demo-packed full day. We will be visiting 5 locations (Reading, London, Manchester, Newcastle and...
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    SQL Server Community

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    Check this - Our own SQL Server Community, still in beta :) http://www.sqlcommunity.com/ Technorati Tags: SQL Server
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    SAP to Acquire Business Objects

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    I am sure you have heard the latest, SAP to acquire Business Objects. Quite ironic as over a year ago they ceased to work together. Watch this space from the MS camp Technorati Tags: SAP BW , Business Objects , Microsoft BI
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    Microsoft Office Performance Point Server Launch - 16th October 2007, London

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    Get Ready! Launch on the 16th October, London. If you have not yet registered for the event follow this link I am personally looking forward to Professor Robert Kaplan's session, and his thinking around his Balanced Scorecard. See you there...
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    Office Live Services

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    A cousin has just set up a driving school and asked for help setting up a very simple website, so what better way I thought than Office Live! We set up his new Windows Live ID and decided to go for Office Live Basics, he does not need more than a simple...
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    Microsoft Software + Services

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    “Live” services from Microsoft are designed primarily for individuals, businesses end-users, and virtual work groups. Live offerings span entertainment, communication, and productivity. These services emphasize ease of use, simplicity of access, and flexibility...
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    Pervasive Business Intelligence

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    Read the full article http://blogs.technet.com/andrew/archive/2007/09/28/pervasive-business-intelligence-bi.aspx Technorati Tags: BI , SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence
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    Data Protection for SQL Server

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    Heard of Data Protection Manager? DPM 2007 is a member of the Microsoft System Center family of management products, which are designed to help IT Professionals manage their Windows Server® infrastructure. First announced in September 2006, and now out...
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    AX Rocks

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    A good friend and colleague of mine Andy De Rosa works as a Dynamics AX specialist, but in his part time is a keen singer. Having just released a new album he also performs live gigs. http://www.myspace.com/andyderosa I will be attending his next gig...
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    Orange County Choppers SQL Server 2005

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    I put my bike up for sale on ebay last night. I have a 1998 GSXR 750, nice bike, yes it is fast :) I am in search for another bike, not sure what to go for maybe another sport or alternatively a more upright bike. Orange County Choppers look quite nice...
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    Mix 07, London

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    Mix event was 11-12 September, unfortunately I missed the event :( Mix site - http://www.microsoft.com/uk/mix07/ Interesting write up by the BBC - link to Steve's article - http://blogs.msdn.com/stevecla01/archive/2007/09/20/bbc-gets-mixed-up.aspx Technorati...
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    How do you Measure Up?

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    If you hold an MCDBA accreditation you may find the following information quite useful - · You can find exam requirements here: http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/default.asp · Practice tests are available here: Measure Up Good luck :) Technorati Tags...
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    The Windows Mobile Owners Circle Brings The Excitement Of Halo 3 To Your Windows Mobile Phone

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    Windows Mobile users can now be a part of the excitement of Halo 3. You can download Halo 3 wallpapers and a ringtone at the Windows Mobile Owners Circle (WMOC) website . Coming soon we will also be adding an exclusive Halo 3 theme. Technorati Tags: HALO...
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    SQL Server 2008 - Product Samples

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    If you have started working with the SQL Server 2008 CTP you may find these samples useful, available from the codeplex website. The following sample databases are currently available for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008: The AdventureWorks...
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    Analytics in Office Performance Point Server

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    Analytic viewer in Performance Point Server, fleshed out from Pro Clarity Download CTP for more info, launch in October Technorati Tags: Performance Point Server
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    Simplifying the lifecyle

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    Had an interesting discussion with a partner that trying to simplify the DBA with the Developer is concerning. DBA's can tune the DB while developers may not think about this in code design. With the integrated tools in SQL Server it is possible to write...
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    Business Intelligence

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    Technorati Tags: SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence , BI , SQL 2008
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    SQL Server 2008 Data Compression

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    Key changes in SQL Server 2008 Data Compression Data compression enables you to store your data more effectively and reduce the storage requirements for your data. SQL Server 2008 provides significant performance improvements for large I/O bound workloads...
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