Roger Doherty's Windows Azure Blog

Work blog for Roger Doherty, Sr. Program Manger, SQL Server Customer Experience Team

The Top 10 Things to Know When Running SQL Server Workloads on Windows Azure VMs

Greetings to my friends from SQL Server and BI land. About 18 months ago I hung up my evangelist hat...

Author: rdoherty Date: 06/04/2013

Trust Services Lab Refresh Coming July 9th

I just got notified that a refresh of the Trust Services Lab is due out on July 9th 2012.  For...

Author: rdoherty Date: 07/05/2012

Windows Azure Virtual Machine is Here!

On June 7, 2012 in San Francisco, Scott Guthrie encouraged the world to Meet the New Windows Azure ....

Author: rdoherty Date: 06/07/2012

They’re Here! SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book Videos!

That’s right, just in time for SQL Server 2012 launch madness, every single presentation and demo...

Author: rdoherty Date: 03/08/2012

Announcing the SQL Server 2012 Early Adoption Cook Book

If you are on the “bleeding edge” of SQL Server 2012 early adoption, and you need content, samples...

Author: rdoherty Date: 01/31/2012

SQL Server 2012 on the SQL Down Under Podcast

My colleague Greg Low asked me to join him for the latest episode of the SQL Down Under podcast to...

Author: rdoherty Date: 12/22/2011

New SQL Server 2012 Labs and Presentations Available

We just shipped a whole bunch of new content for the SQL Server 2012 Developer Training Kit and you...

Author: rdoherty Date: 11/06/2011

New and Updated SQL Azure Labs Available

We just shipped a whole batch of new SQL Azure content in the Windows Azure Platform Training Kit –...

Author: rdoherty Date: 10/31/2011

Essential SQL Server for DevConnections Attendees

Tuesday 11/1/2011 is a big day for SQL Server 2012.  The SQL Server engineering team will be in...

Author: rdoherty Date: 10/31/2011

Looking for a killer SQL Server 2012 demo?

Well look no further!  I’m pleased to announce that the MySemanticSearch Sample is now...

Author: rdoherty Date: 10/26/2011

New SQL Server 2012 and SQL Azure Presentations Available

I’m pleased to announce that the following presentations have been added to the SQL Server 2012...

Author: rdoherty Date: 10/17/2011

Learn SQL Server 2012 Development Now!

If you want to learn how to develop database and business intelligence solutions that fully exploit...

Author: rdoherty Date: 10/11/2011

Check Out Episode 2 of DataBound

One of my favorite new features of SQL Server Code Name “Denali” is known as Semantic Search which...

Author: rdoherty Date: 10/04/2011

SQL Server Code Name “Denali” CTP3 is Here

That’s right, it’s hot off the presses!  If you’ve been waiting to try out great improvements...

Author: rdoherty Date: 07/13/2011

Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Content Updates

We’ve just finished refreshing the following content assets to support Windows 7 SP1 and Windows...

Author: rdoherty Date: 06/07/2011

Download the May 2011 Update of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Developer Training Kit

The May 2011 Update release of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit is...

Author: rdoherty Date: 06/02/2011

Check Out DataBound on Channel 9

If you are a database or BI developer, I’d like to invite you to tune into a new show on...

Author: rdoherty Date: 06/02/2011

Expedition Denali: Coming to a City Near You!

What if you could get two days of high quality training from leading industry experts on SQL Server...

Author: rdoherty Date: 05/10/2011

Enabling Great Self-Service Reporting and Analytics Experiences

No matter how many high quality reports you develop, your users will always want more. They may want...

Author: rdoherty Date: 05/03/2011

Learn Data Mining Development Today!

Developers are good at building database applications that collect a lot of data, but what are you...

Author: rdoherty Date: 04/15/2011

Learn Dashboard Development Now!

Dashboards are a fundamental component of any performance management solution, and SharePoint 2010...

Author: rdoherty Date: 04/08/2011

What You Need To Know About Data-tier Applications (DAC Fx)

The Data-tier Application Framework (DAC Fx) was introduced in SQL Server 2008 R2 as part of an...

Author: rdoherty Date: 04/07/2011

Dependency Checker Fix for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1

This post is for users of the following training kits and training courses: SQL Server 2008 R2...

Author: rdoherty Date: 04/05/2011

Announcing Metro Early Adoption Program for SQL Server Code Name “Denali”

Microsoft is busy preparing the next release of SQL Server Code Name “Denali”.  This exciting...

Author: rdoherty Date: 04/04/2011

Access SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Cube Data With Familiar Tools

Now that you understand how to design and query Analysis Services cubes, this eighth unit in the SQL...

Author: rdoherty Date: 03/29/2011

Learn MDX Query Development

Now that you understand the fundamentals of SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services cube design,...

Author: rdoherty Date: 03/15/2011

Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services Development

Developers worldwide use SQL Server 2008 R2 Analysis Services to build comprehensive,...

Author: rdoherty Date: 03/09/2011

SQL Insights PreCon at TechEd North America 2011

Are you planning on attending TechEd North America 2011 in Atlanta?  If so I’d like to...

Author: rdoherty Date: 03/03/2011

Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Publishing and Access Techniques

Now that you understand how to develop reports, the next step is to understand how to publish and...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/25/2011

PHP on Windows and SQL Server Training Kit February 2011 Update

Hey PHP and MySQL developers, did you ever wonder how to take full advantage of Windows, IIS and SQL...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/23/2011

Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Reporting Services Development

Do you need to develop rich, interactive reports as an integrated part of a business intelligence...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/22/2011

SQL Azure Reporting CTP

Hey SQL Server Reporting Services developers, have you ever wished you could deliver Reporting...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/17/2011

Learn SQL Server 2008 R2 Integration Services Now

Check it out developers, today we published the third unit in the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/11/2011

SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course

Today I’m pleased to announce the SQL Server 2008 R2 Business Intelligence Training Course...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/06/2011

SQL Server 2008 R2 Update For Developers Training Kit – January 2011 Update

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update For Developers...

Author: rdoherty Date: 01/18/2011

Brute Force Migration of Existing SQL Server Databases to SQL Azure

This post is intended for those who are already familiar with SQL Server and want to get started...

Author: rdoherty Date: 09/07/2010

SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL v1.0 Ships

Okay MySQL developers, do you know what you’ve been missing out on? Microsoft SQL Server...

Author: rdoherty Date: 08/13/2010

Running WordPress on Windows, SQL Server and SQL Azure

My fellow evangelist Zach Owens has been busy these days evangelizing SQL Server as a great platform...

Author: rdoherty Date: 06/22/2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – June 2010 Update

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers...

Author: rdoherty Date: 06/14/2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – April 2010 Update

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers...

Author: rdoherty Date: 04/12/2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – March 2010 Update 2

Today I’m pleased to announce the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers...

Author: rdoherty Date: 03/26/2010

SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit – March 2010 Update

In my previous post I announced the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers...

Author: rdoherty Date: 03/02/2010

Announcing the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers Training Kit

I’m pleased to announce that the first release of the SQL Server 2008 R2 Update for Developers...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/03/2010

PDC ‘09 Business Intelligence Workshop Announced

I just wanted to spread the word that I recruited Andrew Brust to deliver the first-ever PDC...

Author: rdoherty Date: 08/28/2009

Announcing the SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit

I’m pleased to announce that the SQL Server 2008 Developer Training Kit is available as a free...

Author: rdoherty Date: 05/12/2009

March Madness On Demand: Data Collection Service Architecture

In my previous post I talked about how we used SQL Server 2008 Service Broker to improve the...

Author: rdoherty Date: 04/15/2009

March Madness on Demand

One of the best things about my job is that I get the opportunity to jump in and lend a hand to...

Author: rdoherty Date: 03/13/2009

VSTS Database Edition GDR Feedback Vote Request

If you use the Microsoft® Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition GDR and SQL Server CLR...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/26/2009

Feedback 101: How Microsoft Works (Sometimes...)

As a SQL Server Technical Evangelist I have a lot of customers. My internal customers include the...

Author: rdoherty Date: 02/26/2009

SQL Server 2008 Integration Services - Scalability Lessons Learned

My colleague Larry Clark contacted me today regarding my PDC presentation covering the 2008 Summer...

Author: rdoherty Date: 12/08/2008

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