Tag Archives: Microsoft

SQL Server 2016 Management Studio Download

It’s that time of the year. No, I’m not talking about christmas, I’m talking about new product cycles from Microsoft. For SQL Server it usually happens on even years, it’s 2016 so this year we have a new SQL Version. … Continue reading

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Get a taste on the cloud: MS Azure Free Trial

Continuing with the inevitable move to the sky, and trying to self-quote myself here (well, self-post actually), I’m back to tell you that you can have one month of free experimentation with all Azure platform for free. You can set-up … Continue reading

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Tips for Exam 70-462: make your labs using Azure trial

The complexity of certification exams is climbing up lately – up to the clouds. Gone are the days where a simple 3 VM lab was enough to try out every new tech release to newer versions of some product – … Continue reading

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What is the latest SQL Server Service Pack?

I don’t know. But it seems we won’t have as much SPs as once we did. I just read a great article at SSC (short for SqlServerCentral, a great source of research) with this same question. And I agree with … Continue reading

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Windows Server: error 1018 illegal operation

Sometimes the past will strike you hard. And all of a sudden you are back to 10 years ago, dealing with bugs on Windows Registry settings and issues. This weekend I spent quite a few hours trying to fix an … Continue reading

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SQL versions compatible with Windows Server 2012

Times of change are ahead of us. Lately the technology reached some kind of plateau, with performance and features staying relatively at the same level for several years. Go and check the hardware market: despite some big savings on power, the … Continue reading

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Missing SSMS shortcut on Start menu

If for any unfathomable reason you find that the SQL Server Management Studio is missing from your start menu, don’t be afraid! It’s easy as creating a new shortcut on the desktop and moving it back – you just have … Continue reading

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Free training: Microsoft Virtual Academy

If you are interested in self-learning, here are some links with tools or training materials directly from Microsoft. cloud-based learning experience on Microsoft Cloud Technologies: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com Some generic resources on SQL 2008: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/ff398089 BI Labs for SQL 2008: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/bi/LearningCenter/BILabs.aspx cya!

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SQL Server Developer Edition not free anymore

It looks like MS wants to make some more cash. The Developer Edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 and 2012 are NOT free anymore. Now you must buy it for U$ 50 or 60. Not too much, but not exactly … Continue reading

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Free ebooks from Microsoft.

Today I was doing some research on the subject of the previous post and stumbled upon (no pun intended) a great link to download some FREE ebooks directly from Microsoft. Thanks Siva for the information (http://sivasql.blogspot.com.br/2012/05/free-ebooks-great-content-from.html). Below is the link directly … Continue reading

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