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SQL Server 2008 R2
R2 ! As you may know I’m abit of a SQL Server nut so I was particularly interested in the announcement at the recent TechEd of SQL Server 2008 R2. R2 is the combination of the Kilimanjaro, Madison and Gemini projects. Kilimanjaro is adding support for up to 256 processors to the existing code base. Whilst Madison follows on from the purchase of DataAllegro last year moving data to handling petabytes of data. Lastly Gemini is about taking on Qlikview and providing Analysis Services using column-oriented ......

Posted On Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:05 PM

The Trouble With Data …

Watch the Introduction to SQL Server 2008 R2 Video

Posted On Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:28 PM

Do CEOs *Really* care about IT?
“CEOs don’t pay attention to technology unless something breaks down” according to Jim Champy, Chairman of Consulting for Perot Systems. Michael Krigsman of ZDNET has written about this experiences at this weeks MIT CIO Symposium on a panel discussing ‘Aligning Business with IT’ here. Michael draws the conclusion that improving integration between IT and business requires focus and collaborative effort from both CEO and CIO. However, as with all dances, even starting to address this issue requires ......

Posted On Saturday, May 23, 2009 10:09 AM

Eileen Brown
I was extremely sadden to hear the news that Eileen Brown’s role at Microsoft was at risk of redundancy as part of the second round of layoff at Microsoft. I do sincerely hope that Eileen finds another role soon. I’m also amazed that this has happen to Eileen as she is such an ambassador for Microsoft in not just IT Pro and Connecting Women in IT but has been instrumental in linking people from outside Microsoft to the right people inside Microsoft which as anyone knows who deals with Microsoft this ......

Posted On Saturday, May 9, 2009 11:26 AM

Microsoft’s UK Architecture Resources
To Microsoft’s credit their Architecture resources are much improving. The excellent free Architecture Journal and the MSDN Architecture Centre have been going for sometime but I noticed recently that there is a new UK centric Architecture Portal written by the UK DPE Architect Team with the new free monthly Arc Magazine. The first editions of the Arc Magazine tackle the highly logical new buzz ‘Software + Services’ with links to the Microsoft Strategy Software + Services Home Page. I will talk about ......

Posted On Saturday, May 9, 2009 10:17 AM

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