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  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Common Criteria Certification

    By SQL Server Team UK In February 2013 Microsoft received the Common Criteria (CC) certificate for SQL Server 2012 SP1 Enterprise Edition (English) x64 (Version 11.0.3000.0) at EAL4+ and compliant with U.S. Government Protection Profile for Database Management Systems, Version 1.3, 24 December 2010....
  • Blog Post: Event: SQL Relay 2013 Announced

    For those of you who are focused on SQL Server I thought it would be good to let you know that following on from SQL Bits in May is SQL Relay in June .  You will find all the details in the flier below:  
  • Blog Post: Guest Post: Analysing Twitter Data with Hadoop and Power View – Part 1

    By Jen Stirrup Social Media data is a big driver for Big Data technologies such as HDInsight. However, it isn’t enough just to have lots of data. Data, on its own, is valueless. In order for data to become valuable, we need to be able to do something with the data. If we have large datasets, they can...
  • Blog Post: Case Study: EMI Exploits 'New World of Data' for Single View of Music Across 25 Countries

    Record company EMI Music wanted to integrate the large amount of information it uses—including massive consumer surveys, demographic, and partner data from companies such as iTunes—to gain a single global view for its artists. By deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Fast Track Data Warehouse technology...
  • Blog Post: Poll of the Fortnight: SQL Server

    <a href="https://saraallison.wufoo.com/forms/z7p8x7/">Fill out my Wufoo form!</a> View the Results
  • Blog Post: Announcement: Free Training with Microsoft Learning Partners

    Learn about the latest technology from Microsoft at a location near you. These one to two-day events happening around the world focus on Microsoft's most recent technology releases and provide you a first-hand look at the latest product features and enhancements. Technology events are hosted by Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Event: Upcoming SQL Server Events

    SQL Server FAQ have just dropped over the events that they have planned all the way up to Christmas! Here’s a quick run down of what’s coming up! Get your diaries out and register early to avoid disappointment. Wed, 8 Aug - SOUTHAMPTON - Evening Meeting - Chris Testa-O'Neill & Alex...
  • Blog Post: Article: Developers and IT Pros, sitting in the tree…?

    By Andrew Fryer There’s a perception that developers and IT Professionals don’t always get along. Possibly the reason for this is the friction that can arise during deployment, part of which involves a database like SQL Server. Some of the causes for this in SQL Server projects I have...
  • Blog Post: Event: SQL Relay - 5 days of free SQL Server training in the UK

    If you work with SQL Server make sure you catch one of the SQL Relay training days. The event is kicking off on 21 May and offers free SQL Server training at various locations across the UK. Each day will have 2 sessions. The morning session is with Morris Novello, SQL Server Product Manager and Andrew...
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