Announcing DMA 2.0 and DEA Technical Preview

October 27, 2016

It is our pleasure to announce that Data Migration Assistant (DMA) tool v 2.0 general availability and Technical Preview of Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) have been released at the PASS Summit.   Now we will be able to assess and upgrade our databases using DMA, and validate target database’s performance using DEA, which will build higher confidence for these upgrades.   Microsoft Download Center links are below:   Microsoft® Data Migration Assistant v2.0 https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53595   Microsoft® Database Experimentation Assistant Technical Preview https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=54090
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Microsoft SQL Server continues to lead the market

October 13, 2016

Microsoft SQL Server continues to lead the market in vision with its SQL offerings for IMDBMS, NoSQL (Doc and K-V), multiple cloud dbPaaS offerings, built-in access to analytics (supporting HTAP) and mobility support. Additionally, SQL Server 2016 brings Stretch Databases — on-premises databases "stretching" with partitions in the cloud. https://www.gartner.com/doc/reprints?id=1-3JD7HF0&ct=161005&st=sb
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Disaster Recovery As A Service

September 28, 2016

ארגונים רבים בונים כיום אסטרטגיית BCDR שמגדירה איך אפליקציות, Workloads, ומידע נשארים זמינים וממשיכים לרוץ בזמן Downtime מתוכנן ולא מתוכנן כך שהארגון ממשיך לעבוד תוך זמן קצר. ריכזתי עבורכם מספר פתרונות בתחום שעובדים אל מול פלטפורמות MS (Azure \ On Prem): Site Recovery – פתרון של Microsoft שמסייע ליישם את אסטרטגיית BCDR ע"י אוטומציה ורפליקציה משרתים פיזיים ומכונות וירטואליות ל Azure או ל Datacenter משני ב On Premise. שירות הניהול והאוטומציה מסופק ע"י תשתיות ה-Azure. כשירות PAAS, אין צורך לתחזקו ו-Microsoft מתחייבת על הזמינות שלו. יתרונות עיקריים של השירות תמיכה מלאה ב VMware \ Hyper V. תמיכה במערכות הפעלה Windows \ Linux...
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Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit, Version 9. 4 !

August 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce the availability of version 9.4 of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit. This release of the MAP Toolkit helps increase the agility and cost effectiveness of deploying the latest Microsoft technologies. MAP 9.4 is updated to inventory, assess and report the SQL Server 2016 instances and components in the SQL Server assessment. It also helps organizations assess their environment for Windows 10, Office 2013 and Office 365, track usage of Windows Server 2012, SharePoint Server 2013, and Exchange Server 2013, and preparing a migration to Windows Azure virtual machines.   https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=7826
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Microsoft SQL Server 2016 arrives today

June 1, 2016

שלום רב, הערב (ד', 19:30) צפויה הכרזת General Availability של SQL Server 2016 באמצעות הבלוג הרשמי של SQL. גרסה זו טומנת בחובה שיפורי ביצועים משמעותיים ביכולות קיימות, ואף ופותחת בפני המשתמשים אפשרויות חדשות לניהול בסיס הנתונים וביצוע אנליזות מתקדמות. SQL Server 2016 מאפשרת בניה של תהליכי Mission-Critical חכמים תוך שמירה על רמת אבטחה גבוהה וביצועים מיטביים, הקצאת משאבים מדורגת (scalable), פתרונות BI על-גבי מכשירים ניידים ופתרונות ענן היברידי. למעשה, SQL Server 2016 מספקת פתרונות BI מקצה לקצה על מגוון מכשירים ופלטפורמות, וכן את היכולת ליצור אפליקציות חכמות לוקאליות (On-premises) או ב Azure. תהנו !
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Get ready, SQL Server 2016 coming on June 1st

May 2, 2016

QL Server 2016 is the foundation of Microsoft’s data strategy, encompassing innovations that transform data into intelligent action. With this new release, Microsoft is delivering an end-to-end data management and business analytics solution with mission critical intelligence for your most demanding applications as well as insights on your data on any device. Recently, we had the opportunity to showcase the exciting capabilities and what customers are doing with SQL Server 2016 at our Data Driven event. https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2016/05/02/get-ready-sql-server-2016-coming-on-june-1st/?utm_content=bufferdc66d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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Free ebook: Enterprise Cloud Strategy

March 26, 2016

When briefing CIOs and senior IT executives at Microsoft, we are often told that migrating IT workloads to the cloud ranks among their highest priorities. That statement is almost inevitably followed by “How do I start?”; “How should I build a plan for cloud migration for my entire portfolio?”; and “How will my organization be affected by this change?” This book, based on real-world cloud experiences by enterprise IT teams, seeks to provide answers to these questions. Here, you’ll see what makes the cloud so compelling to enterprises; with which applications you should start your cloud journey; how your organization...
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why to upgrade to SQL Server 2016? It Just Runs Faster”!!

March 9, 2016

Our PSS engineers have built a series on “It Just Runs Faster”!   “In the Sep 2014 the SQL Server CSS and Development teams performed a deep dive focused on scalability and performance when running on current and new hardware configurations.   The SQL Server Development team tasked several individuals with scalability improvements and real world testing patterns.   You can take advantage of this effort packaged in SQL Server 2016. – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/sql-server-2016/” SQL 2016 will run faster in many ways, without changing code. The series kickoff is here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/psssql/2016/02/23/sql-2016-it-just-runs-faster-announcement/ The first article in this series came out the end of February: SQL 2016 – It Just Runs Faster: DBCC Scales...
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