Tag: MVP

SQL Server 2016 general availability and discovery day

TweetIn another few days time SQL Server 2016 (RTM) will be available for the users and officially supported within the production environments. 2016 version is the first database born in the cloud, a new innovation in the world of data platform. There…

Bye bye SQL Server 2005, now is the time for you to #upgrade

TweetFrom today SQL Server 2005 will no longer have any support from the Microsoft, which means no security updates or hotfixes that might affect your production platform if you are still managing 2005 version instances. Microsoft and partners (along with MVPs)…

SQLBits Registration and Training Day

TweetOn top of existing technical conference events in UK, SQLBits is coming to Liverpool (again). Here is the excitement for you to register and choose relevant DBA/Developer/BI/Azure topic:    Track  Wed 4th May 2016  Thur 5th May 2016  DBA Advanced Techniques…

SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2.4 is available

TweetSQL Server 2016 CTP 2.4, the 4th installment is ready for download and testing! What’s new (source: Release Services): Operational Analytics and In-Memory Data Warehouse improvements in this release include: 1. Frictionless operational analytics. Existing nonclustered columnstore indices (NCCI) are updateable without requiring…

Still struggling to upgrade SQL Server 7, 2000 and 2005 instances, need help and support from Microsoft?

TweetI know the subject line question is tricky and twisty to respond, and not easy to handle the upgrade situation for legacy database applications. When I say tricky in the sense of getting an approval from the management to upgrade previous…

“SQL Gulf #2” at Microsoft Dubai – September 5th 2015

TweetTo all Middle-eastern based data savvy professionals, here is the announcement about another biggest conference happening in Dubai on 05th September 2015. If you remember about SQL Gulf #1 event last year in Riyadh then no introduction is needed about this…