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SQL Server ‘Denali’ CTP Gets Self Service BI Capabilities

by Roopesh Shenoy on  Jul 15, 2011

Microsoft recently announced CTP 3 for SQL Server ‘Denali’, which boasts of improved BI capabilities like Self Service Alerting, Self Service Reporting, improved Office integration, SharePoint Shared Service, better VS Tooling for developers and more.

SQL Server Denali: Microsoft Wants Your Feedback on Upgrade Paths and Supported Operating Systems

by Jenni Konrad on  Jun 16, 2011

Microsoft posted the proposed list of SQL Server Code Name Denali upgrade paths and operating systems, and is soliciting feedback on their selections. Windows XP and 2003 are excluded, and versions of SQL Server may require service pack updates before a new Denali installation.

Visual Studio Database Development with SQL Server "Juneau"

by Jenni Konrad on  Jun 09, 2011 3

SQL Server Development Tools (SSDT), codenamed "Juneau", provide a new Visual Studio-based development environment for SQL Server. Some of its features are already available in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate, but SSDT includes some key new additions such as the close integration of Database and Application Projects.

Column-based Storage in SQL Server 2011

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 07, 2011 4

Imagine ad hock data mining queries against a single table with 1 TB of data and 1.44 billion rows coming back in roughly a second. This is the scenario Microsoft intends to support using 32-core machines and their new column-based storage engine.

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