SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP

November 11, 2009

Microsoft just released SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP. The November CTP is "feature complete" so this should be close to the real thing, before they ship SQL Server 2008 R2 in 2010. I guess you could tell from the news coming from PASS that this would be in the wings. First of all, there was word that the next CTP would be delivered during November (which translates to: now!) and secondly, projects that before would be code named - now have their formal name. Madison is now Parallel Data Warehouse and boasts scalability for the 100+ terabyte DWH...

Performance Point integration in SharePoint 2010

November 2, 2009

Microsoft had released not too long ago, the last Service Pack for the standalone version of PerformancePoint Services - PerformancePoint Server 2007 SP3. From here on out, all development for PPS is going to be part of SharePoint Server. This is again part of Microsoft's strategy of empowering SharePoint as a product, as it also connects to Excel Services, Reporting Services (including Report Builder) and Visio Services.So what's new to PerformancePoint 2010? SharePoint Server 2010 as the repository - meaning PerformancePoint Services stores data sources in document libraries and all other dashboard content in lists. PerformancePoint Services uses SharePoint Server 2010...