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  • Blog Post: Using SharePoint Content Types as Report Templates

    Last week a customer asked us if he could help users to start a PowerPivot file from an existing template.  For this specific environment some analysis was to be done on content stored in SharePoint Lists.  Using SharePoint 2010 and PowerPivot enables you to subscribe to these lists as Data...
  • Blog Post: Can I upgrade my SQL Server 2008 R2 Trial to a full version?

    Now that the SQL Server 2008 R2 trial is available for download at http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2Downloads.aspx , many people want to know whether the trial version can be upgraded to a full version once you have a key.  The answer is: yes!  It is actually very easy and can...
  • Blog Post: Project Gemini aka PowerPivot for Excel

    Yesterday the official name for Project Gemini was announced during the keynote of the SharePoint Conference, as of now Project Gemini will be known as PowerPivot (for Excel). Personally I feel this name is very well chosen since it really expresses what Gemini is about, in the end it is a PivotTable...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Day 2009

    The Belgian SQL Server User Group is organizing the second SQL Server Day on the 3rd of December. Last year about 200 people gathered for this event and of course we hope to have even more this year! Please visit http://www.sqlserverday.be for more information and registration (coming soon). There...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP2 Available for download

    We are very pleased to announce the first public CTP (Community Technology Preview) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers. Availability for non-subscribers is planned for August 12th. This is the first public CTP so it is not feature complete but it sure has enough exciting...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Kilimanjaro becomes SQL Server 2008 R2

    Today at Tech Ed North America 2009 we have officially announced the new name for SQL Server code-named Kilimanjaro. The official name will be: SQL Server 2008 R2 ! More information can be found @ http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/r2.aspx and the "official" announcement can be found @...
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