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HP Business Data Warehouse Appliance

HP Business Data Warehouse Appliance The Microsoft and HP Business Data Warehouse appliance...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/14/2011

SQL Server Denali – Launch Site…

www.sqlserverlaunch.com - Includes:

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/14/2011

Fourth Largest US Stock Exchange, Direct Edge, Looks to SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse for Big Data Needs

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2011/06/03/fourth-largest-us-stock-exchange-d...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/07/2011

SQL Server Analysis Services 2008 R2 Operations Guide

Released on MSDN -  The Analysis Services 2008R2 Operations Guide

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/06/2011

New MS.COM SQL Azure website and free trial

  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlazure/default.aspx

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/28/2010

SQL 2008 R2 and PowerPivot Training in Aus – May/June 2010

Peter Ward and Wardy IT have launched some upcoming training courses: This is from there newsletter:...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/06/2010

Windows Azure Platform AppFabric now commercially available

ATTENTION: Windows Azure platform AppFabric has transitioned to commercial availability on April...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/28/2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 RTM

It’s somewhat old new now but in case you were unaware SQL 2008 R2 has Released to Manufacturing...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/28/2010

Maintaining High Availability for the Microsoft.com site

Wow, some interesting stats here. Check out the technet post at:...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 03/16/2010

BizTalk 2006 R2 Service Pack 1

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974563

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/15/2010

AMR Research Doc on PowerPivot

Microsoft SQL Server PowerPivot for Excel: Unleashing the Business User...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/15/2010

Gartner positions MS in leader quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms

Further validation of the great BI platform we’re driving to market…...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 02/15/2010

Free 1/2 Day SQL 2008 R2 Seminar in Mel, Bris, Syd (Jan 2010)

Peter Ward (Wardy IT) will be running some free SQL 2008 R2 seminars at the end of January. Email...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/10/2010

Power Pivot site from Rob Collie

One of our program managers in Redmond has a great site showcasing Powerpivot....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/15/2009

Bring the FIFA World Cup to Australia!

Those of you that know me – know how much I enjoy the round ball game :-) Whilst not strictly...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/15/2009

BizTalk 2004 Mainstream Support is retired in July 2009

Hi all, If you still have BizTalk 2004 in your environment, mainstream support ends in July 2009. In...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/09/2009

BizTalk Adapter Pack Migration Tool…

Migration tool released – if you want to consider using the BizTalk WCF adapters....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/08/2009

Using Bing… it’s already growing on me

Have you tried Bing yet? www.bing.com

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/03/2009

Watch this now – XBOX 360!

http://www.neowin.net/news/gamers/09/06/01/microsoft-introduces-controller-free-gaming-project-natal...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/01/2009

SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP

Register by going to http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/r2.aspx and we will let you know...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/01/2009

Microsoft "Oslo" - May 2009 CTP Release

It’s a busy month ;-) Overview "Oslo" is the code name for Microsoft’s next generation...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/01/2009

BizTalk 2009 Hyper V Guide

Just noticed that we had released to web the BizTalk 2009 guide for Hyper V. Get it here:...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 06/01/2009

Visual Studio Team Suite Upgrade in Aus - 45% off….

From my MSDN subscriber blast…. Dear MSDN subscribers, End of Financial Year Special 45% off ...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/28/2009

MS now officially supports SQL Server failover clustering in a VM

Our local SQL Tech Specialist Ron alerted me to a change in policy....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/25/2009

Melbourne BizTalk 2009 Hands on Day – Sat 30th May

See the User Group site:...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/24/2009

BizTalk 2009 Best Practices Analyser

The download package is available here. The BizTalk Server Best Practices Analyzer performs...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/18/2009

Tech Ed Australia 2009

http://www.microsoft.com.au/teched It’s on again – 8-11th September on the Gold Coast. Nice!

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/15/2009

Microsoft Australia Solutions Development Centre (SDC) Open Day May 2009 - presentations online

If you were not able to get to the SDC Open day in Sydney earlier this month – you can watch the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/13/2009

Geo-Replication Performance Gains with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Running on Windows Server 2008

Thanks to my colleague Ron Dunn for bringing this MSDN article to my attention:...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/11/2009

SQL Server 2008 for Oracle DBA’s – online training…

Given that a lot of our customers here in VIC have experience around Oracle, this might be some...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/10/2009

REMIX 2009 – Star City Sydney (11 June 09) – Next Generation Web

Remix 09 is on in June in Sydney. The details and registration site can be found at:...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/06/2009

Codeplex BizTalk SFTP adapter

Worth a look…. http://sftpadapter.codeplex.com/ CV

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 05/03/2009

Dimension Data’s SQL Consolidation Techspresso (Australia)

Dimension Data has been doing some great work for us around SQL Consolidation. They are holding an...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/29/2009

BizTalk 2009 RTM – go get it!

Being an ex BizTalk Technical Specialist, this one is close to my heart :-) BTS 2009 RTM’d recently...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/27/2009

Gov and Health – SQL 2008 SP1 is here…

Just in case you have not seen any of the blogs or announcements! Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/27/2009

SQL Server Kilimanjaro and Madison webcast

If you are up for an early morning start, check out the upcoming webcast: This session will provide...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/26/2009

Replying to comments on my blog and where have I been update!

Sorry to all for having been out of blogging action for so long, and many of you have posted...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 04/20/2009

Australian Technical Workshops

Microsoft Technical Workshops, across Australia, empowers businesses of any size, IT Professionals...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/18/2008

Microsoft Health CUI (Common User Interface)

If youare building any applications in health, you should really be across the Microsoft CUI. "The...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 01/23/2008

The 2007/2008 Imagine Cup - Techology Competition for Students.

I had heard of the Imagine Cup in the past, but did not realise it's reach. This from Nick Ellery...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/26/2007

Australian 2008 Microsoft Application Platform Training

Get onto some of this training next year Performance Point Server - 2 Days...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/14/2007

BizTalk RFID Training - Syd Australia: Feb 2008

https://www.local.microsoft.com.au/australia/events/register/home.aspx?levent=250304&linvitation...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/06/2007

Are you a Victorian Government School Student? Buy Office 2007 cheap! - Don't miss out!

Our local Australian Microsoft Education account manager, Kevin, has been working hard on this...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 12/06/2007

Sydney Dec 2007 BizTalk User Group - RFID Services

Just got this email from the user group.... get to it if you want to learn about MS RFID...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/28/2007

Our Australian Microsoft Business Intelligence Summit

Next week, we are holding a Business Intelligence Summit in Melbourne and Sydney. Check out the...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/21/2007

Windows Live Community Builder - a no brainer...

We have laucnhed the Windows Live Community Builder service. It allows businesses, non-profit...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/21/2007

Hosted and Managed Services for BizTalk in Australia!

Now here's an idea!!! Hosted and Managed Services for BizTalk! Why hasn't someone thought of this...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 11/19/2007

BizTalk R2 Training Australia - October 2007

Email from our internal readiness team... Hi, Aligned to the BizTalk Release 2, global launch in...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 09/16/2007

BizTalk 2006 R2 Global Launch - Sept 14, 2007 Sydney!

You have got to get to this! Register now. It's the one day launch....

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/27/2007

Rahul - our National BizTalk Specialist - starts a blog!

Yeah!! You're the man! Welcome to the blogsphere Rahul! This is awesome. Look forward to your...

Author: Garry Trinder Date: 08/27/2007

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