WesleyB's Blog

My long term memory for Data related information.

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    Microsoft BI Website

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    We are very proud to announce you the completely redesigned Microsoft BI website. Check it out @ http://www.microsoft.com/bi/ .
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    SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

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    The service pack many people have been waiting for has been released. Now I need to remember another build number (9.00.4035) ;-) Get it here . For those of you who are still on SP2, we also released CU11 for SQL Server 2005 SP2 which will take you...
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    Cumulative update package 1 for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3

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    We know this is a bit unusual but we have released the first cumulative update package for SQL Server 2005 SP3 too, this time it will take you to build 9.00.4207. This CU contains the fixes that are in CU10 & CU11 for Service Pack 2. More information...
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    Cumulative update package 3 for SQL Server 2008 SP1

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    The third cumulative update package for SQL Server 2008 SP1 is now available @ http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971491 . This will take you to build 10.00.2723. People using the auditing function will probably be interested in the following fix http...
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    SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP2 Available for download

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    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...
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    SQL Server Day 2009

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    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...
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    Project Gemini aka PowerPivot for Excel

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    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...
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    PowerPivotFAQ

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    One of my colleagues, Rob Collie, has created a new FAQ for PowerPivot @ http://powerpivotfaq.com/ . We will try to answer as much of the questions on PowerPivot as possible. This can only be achieved because of the great volunteers who moderate this...
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    Twitter for the SQL Server professional

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    Twitter as it is described on their website: "Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now." If you want to know more about Twitter check out http://twitter.com...
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    What’s new in Excel 2010 for BI?

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    A very common question I get is “What is actually new in Excel 2010 for BI?”.  As you all know Excel is a wonderful BI client and many reports eventually end up in Excel.  As a result we obviously invest a lot in the BI capabilities of Excel...
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    Using Spark on Azure - Part 1

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    The world of data is one that is evolving quite rapidly, over the last years many new technologies have seen the light like Hadoop, Hive, Pig and many many more. One project that has gotten quite some attention lately is Spark which is described as follows...
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    New Challenge

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    I have decided to take on a new challenge and join Microsoft Belux. My new role is "Technology Solution Professional" for the Data Platform and I will be "replacing" Gunther Beersaerts at the Belux level. So please bear with me in my new challenge and...
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    First Microsoft Demo Day (June 2nd 2010) will keep its promise of offering a thrilling experience

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    Microsoft Belgium and Luxembourg proudly announces its first Microsoft Demo Day . Please join us on Wednesday, 2 nd of June, 2010 at Microsoft Belux for a day packed with exclusive demo sessions on a wealth of Microsoft offerings. Forget about lengthy...
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    What’s New in SharePoint 2010 for BI?

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      I did a post on the new features in Excel / Excel Services 2010 from a BI point-of-view but notice that people also want to know this for SharePoint 2010.  So apart from the Excel Services improvements which are mentioned here let me try to...
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    New Windows Azure Platform Features Available Today

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    Building out an infrastructure that supports your web service or application can be expensive, complicated and time consuming. Whether you need to forecast the highest possible demand, build out the network to support your peak times, getting the right...
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    Using SharePoint Content Types as Report Templates

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    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...
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    TechDays 2011: Early Bird Pricing Extended Until 28 February 2011

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      Register now with extended Early Bird pricing Discover new technologies and increase your knowledge about current technologies on April 26, 27 and 28 at Metropolis, Antwerp. Do you want to attend at a discounted price? We have good news for you...
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    SQL Server Denali CTP3 – Lots of interesting resources

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    Yesterday we have announced the availability of SQL Server Code-named Denali.  Obviously exciting times for everyone in the SQL Server business.  As a result there is so much information being published on blogs and other locations that it might...
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    Restore improvements in SQL Server Denali CTP3 Management Studio

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    SQL Server Denali CTP3 comes with a lot of improvements in all areas but some areas are more visible than others.  Some of the improvements in SQL Server Management Studio in the restore area are quite useful however.  Lets look at some of these...
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    Marketer of the Year

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    I am doing a type of post I usually don’t really do.  My blog is devoted to technical information but I really wanted to make an exception this time, because I think it is worth it. David Merzel is one of my colleagues, he is the country manager...
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