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New Optimized OLTP and Data Warehousing SQL Server Images on Azure
Microsoft Azure continues to offer customers more reasons why Azure Virtual Machines are an ideal place to develop, test and run your SQL Server applications. This promise is further enhanced with t... more
Wednesday, Sep 17 SQL Server Team
Windows Apps & Native WinRT Components Not Packaged as an SDK/Nuget Package
Something I came across this week that I didn’t really know how to deal with was the scenario where someone gives you a WinRT component written in C++ and you want to reference it from a .NET project ... more
Friday, Sep 12 mtaulty
New VM Images Optimized for Transactional and DW workloads in Azure VM Gallery
We are delighted to announce the release of new optimized SQL Server images in the Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines Gallery. These images are pre-configured with optimizations for transactional and Da... more
Friday, Sep 12 SQL Server Team
2014 winners: 24 Hours of PASS
Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter the contest #pass24hop Challenge! As always, we had a great time listening to such passionate community speakers. Congratulations to all the winners! ... more
Thursday, Sep 11 SQL Server Team
Azure SQL Database new service tiers now generally available
We are excited to announce that the new SQL Database service tiers, Basic, Standard, and Premium are now generally available. These service tiers raise the bar for what you can expect from a database-... more
Wednesday, Sep 10 T.K. Ranga Rengarajan
Predict What's Next: How to Get Started with Machine Learning Part 2
Earlier this week we talked about getting up and running on Azure to start exploring the new machine learning service. From here, you can really start to dig in and try out the capabilities of a cloud... more
Wednesday, Sep 10 SQL Server Team
Playing with Kinect for Windows V2 and Sphero from a Windows 8.1 Store App
This post is really under the category of “hacking for fun”. I wanted to knock up a quick demo for a talk about Windows 8.1 apps and I wanted to show that it’s possible to connect to interesting bits ... more
Wednesday, Sep 10 mtaulty
Talk at Native Summit–“Microsoft Has An App Platform With Some Interesting Bits”
I was in London speaking at the inaugural “Native Summit” event yesterday; hosted at the really excellent Genesis Cinema; this was an all-platforms “native app” event with a great line up of speakers;... more
Wednesday, Sep 10 mtaulty
Predict What's Next: Getting Started on Azure Machine Learning - Part 1
Earlier this summer at WPC, we announced the preview of Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, a fully-managed cloud service for building predictive analytics solutions. With this service, you can overcome... more
Tuesday, Sep 9 SQL Server Team
Announcing the PASS 24 HOP Challenge
Calling all data junkies! How smart are you? Want to get smarter? Play along with #pass24hop Challenge on Twitter starting at 5:00 AM PT Tuesday, September 9, 2014 to win a free Microsoft Exam Vouche... more
Wednesday, Sep 3 SQL Server Team

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