SQL Server 2012 Denali Release Date

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I was in the BI User Group meeting today (and if you're in Israel, why didn't you come too?) and heard something quite exciting. The speaker was Yossi Elkayam from Microsoft Israel and what he mentioned twice was that the release date for SQL Server 2012 Denali is March 2012. He was saying that while stating next month's meeting will preview the new release scheduled for the month after that. He also mentioned that PowerPivot version 2 will be released in proximity to the release of SQL Server 2012 Denali. This was some really exciting news for me because...

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 download released

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Yes, you read it right, Service Pack 1 to SQL Server 2008 R2 was just released. This service pack (as ever) is a bundle of all the cumulative updates thus far for SQL Server 2008 R2. It includes, amongst others, the following things:DMVs for increased supportabilityDAC Framework for improved database upgradesDisk space control for PowerPivot   And while you're looking into the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1 download, you can also check out the Denali CTP3 download as well (they've been busy as hell in that team lately ;))
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What’s New in SQL Server Integration Services 11 CTP1

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

This is a live post from the session of Eran Sagi at Tech Ed Israel 2010 . SSIS 11 CTP1 still runs on Visual Studio 2008 An easy and quick zoom on the flow Custom toolbox: A special toolbox for SSISGrouping by functionality (like before) and by favorites, commonInformation on each component and a small help icon which will be online and specific for that component with videos and How To for that component. A new data source (and destination) wizard to assist you in building the data source more easily. Each task takes its own Meta Data. We're no longer dependant in...

SSAS and SSRS in SQL Server 2011

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Don't know if you're aware of it, but Microsoft just rocked your world! I remember interviewing Mr. Ariel Netz, Product Unit Manager for SSRS.  I wanted to hear from him what's planned for Report Builder 1.0 as I didn't feel like Report Builder 3.0 covered all the functionality that was in 1.0. I also wondered what sort of answer we will get for ad - hoc reporting against SSAS in SSRS. Mr. Netz said as much as he could I guess, as things were still under NDA. And now the future of Reporting Services is here... Project Crescent was just presented...