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12/26/2017 2:34:37 PM Author: eztalksmeetings
Upgrade For Most Windows Users Will Cost $40 (For A Limited Time)
Upgrade For Most Windows Users Will Cost $40 (For A Limited Time)
11/13/2012 1:56:48 PM Author: jdrake
SQL Server 2012 SP1 Released
SQL Server 2012 SP1 Released
3/7/2012 11:26:06 PM Author: davele
SQL 2012 Launched Today
7th March 2012 SQL launched in a big Virtual event.
3/7/2012 11:16:13 PM Author: davele
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools - Released
The SQL 2012 replacement for BIDS & VS2010 Data Tools - Released 7th Mar 2012
1/24/2009 2:41:58 PM Author: davele
All Up BI Demo v7.1 now available to everyone. Not just MS staff & gold partners.
Fantastic resource for demo & learning me BI Platform; from SQL (AS, IS, RS), Sharepoint dashboards
11/14/2008 10:33:45 PM Author: davele
Free Charting Controls for Developers
MS Releases the Chart controls for you to use.
10/19/2008 8:24:43 AM Author: davele
Report Builder 2.0 is Here!
Unleash the Power of SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services for End Users with Report Builder 2.0!
8/27/2008 9:04:22 AM Author: davele
Report Builder 2.0 RC1
Now available on the Microsoft Download Center
8/8/2008 4:45:50 AM Author: davele
SQL 2008 is now available
Yes SQL 2008 has RTMed
8/7/2008 3:00:24 PM Author: NickC
SQL Server 2008 RTM Available for Download on msdn
6/14/2008 10:02:42 AM Author: davele
SQL 2008 Release Candidate 0 (RC0) available for download.
SQL is almost complete. Download it & play.
5/31/2008 12:12:09 PM Author: davele
Microsoft Office PerformancePoint 2007 Management Reporter Released!
New capability for Biz user Financial reporting, enhances both PerfPoint & SQL Reporting.
5/15/2008 9:26:03 AM Author: davele
Demo’s Happen Here
Be part of the first Microsoft {Community} Demonstration Competition!
2/21/2008 4:03:44 AM Author: ace
SQL Server 2008 February CTP (CTP6)
Microsoft has released the February CTP of SQL Server 2008
11/23/2007 1:06:24 PM Author: jdrake
SQL 2008 November CTP
New beta for SQL Server 2008
10/15/2007 6:22:42 PM Author: pete103
New World Wide SQL Server Community Launched by Microsoft Employees and SQL Gurus
7/24/2007 1:13:25 PM Author: whartonj
Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals Service Release 1
Visual Studio Team Edition for Database Professionals Service Release 1
2/20/2007 10:24:30 AM Author: davele
SQL 2005 Server Pack 2 - is available
Not only are major perf improvements, this release comes with a huge number of new capability
2/20/2007 10:22:48 AM Author: Rowan
SQL Server 2005 SP2 is available
SQL Server 2005 SP2 is available
1/17/2007 12:37:57 AM Author: davele
SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition - Is shipping now.
This was called SQL Everywhere. Free SQL edition optimised for Mobiles, PDA's & embeded into laptop applications.
11/8/2006 11:26:19 AM Author: davele
SQL 2005 Service Pack 2 (Community Tech Preview) is now available.
CTP's are like a Beta. Download & test it out.
7/14/2006 12:09:00 PM Author: ace
Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2005 SP1 Cumulative Hotfix
Microsoft has released a cumulative hotfix package for SQL Server 2005 SP1, available at
6/1/2006 8:08:39 AM Author: Greg_Linwood
Data Dude: Finally - Microsoft integrates SQL source control into Visual Studio
Data Dude creates new TSQL versioning, change management, database testing & collaboration capabilities directly within Visual Studio - things we have been waiting a long time for!
4/28/2006 12:30:35 PM Author: elminster
SQL 2005 BOL - April update released
Gail Erickson (SQL Server Documentation Team) announced the release of the April update of SQL 2005 BOL on the Microsoft public newsgroups today
4/20/2006 10:39:40 AM Author: flcdrg
SQL 2005 SP1 Released
SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 is now available
4/6/2006 7:52:31 PM Author: davele
SQL 2005 SP1 - features
Want details on what is in SQL 2005 SP1. Click this link
4/6/2006 11:28:33 AM Author: davele
MS Data Platform Vision - SQL Server Everywhere Edition
Your Data, Any Place, Any Time. Paul Flessner, Senior Vice President, Data and Storage Platform Division outlines long term MS vision
1/30/2006 8:13:44 PM Author: Greg_Linwood
Public hotfix build 8.00.2162 pulled from MS download site
Public hotfix build 8.00.2162 pulled from MS download site due to problems with BULK INSERT & cluster installer problems
12/7/2005 8:56:36 PM Author: ace
SQL Server 2005 Books Online (December 2005) Released
Download an updated version of the documentation and tutorials for Microsoft SQL Server 2005.
12/2/2005 1:36:06 PM Author: whartonj
Master of Database Design and Development (SQL Server 2005)
Master of Database Design and Development (SQL Server 2005)
11/14/2005 10:37:13 PM Author: Greg_Linwood
November 2005 Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005
The "November 2005 Feature Pack for Microsoft SQL Server 2005" has been released by Microsoft, which includes lots of extra standalone install packages for SQL Server 2005
11/8/2005 12:55:28 PM Author: Greg_Linwood
Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio Express - Nov 2005 CTP
Another announcement from Redmond today - SQL Server Management Studio Express November CTP is available
11/8/2005 12:30:38 PM Author: Greg_Linwood
Scalable Shared Database
Microsoft have dropped a late-breaking but exciting new feature into SQL Server 2005 - "Scalable Shared Databases"!
10/28/2005 9:54:33 AM Author: ace
SQL Server 2005 has been released to manufacture.
SQL Server 2005 RTM can be downloaded through MSDN.
10/27/2005 5:03:04 AM Author: ace
The New Generation of Microsoft Certifications
Microsoft has annouced it's new certification track.
9/15/2005 10:04:19 AM Author: ace
SQL Server 2005 Upgrade Advisor - CTP September 2005
The Upgrade Advisor has also been upgraded for the September CTP
9/14/2005 10:36:48 PM Author: davele
SQL 2005 Sept CTP Released
Download the last CTP prior to Launch in 7th Nov 05
8/1/2005 10:02:14 AM Author: Rowan
New version of the SQL Server 2005 upgrade adviser available for download
This new version contains additional rules, support for scanning batch files, command line support and usability improvements
6/7/2005 5:04:13 PM Author: davele
SQL Server Migration Assistant for Oracle - now shipping!
New Migration toolset + win a Motobike!!
6/7/2005 5:01:29 PM Author: davele
SQL Server 2005 benchmarks
Shows absolute perf gains over SQL2000 & big cost savings over competition
6/7/2005 4:57:31 PM Author: davele
SQL 2005 June CTP. Now available 8th June 2005
Download from
5/6/2005 6:48:06 PM Author: davele
SQL Server Service Pack 4 Available
Available Sat May 7, 2005 at 2am AUST EST
4/26/2005 4:52:23 PM Author: davele
Windows x64 has launched
SQL sp4 permits x64 machines to deliver improved performance over 32 bit mode.
4/26/2005 2:14:16 PM Author: Greg_Linwood
New article: Processing XML Showplans Using SQLCLR in SQL Server 2005
Build an application to extract a query's estimated execution cost from its XML showplan. Users can submit only those queries costing less than a predetermined threshold to a server running SQL Server 2005, thereby ensuring it is not overloaded with costly, long-running queries. (12 printed pages)
4/26/2005 9:19:31 AM Author: davele
SQL 2000 Reporting Services SP2 released
SharePoint Web parts & Client Side Printing are the 2 major features gained with this release.
4/19/2005 12:27:19 PM Author: Greg_Linwood
SQL Server 2005 April CTP announced
April CTP announced today in a public release from SQL Server head honcho Paul Flessner
3/4/2005 11:14:41 AM Author: ace
New Developments for SQL Server 2005
Microsoft released the third Community Technical Preview (CTP) for SQL Server 2005 today.
2/25/2005 5:54:15 AM Author: Greg_Linwood
Microsoft Announces Expanded SQL Server 2005 Product Line
Microsoft Outlines Enhanced Product Line and Pricing for SQL Server 2005; Dell to Offer SQL Server Workgroup and Standard Editions
1/17/2005 4:06:11 PM Author: philcart
SQL Server Reporting Service SP2 Beta
Service pack 2 for reporting services is now in beta
10/12/2004 12:39:13 PM Author: philcart
SQL Health and History tool
A new version of the SQL Health and History tool has been released.
6/30/2004 10:43:08 AM Author: Greg_Linwood
Microsoft announces SQL Server 2005 Express Technical Preview
SQL Server 2005 Express Technical Preview announced
6/23/2004 11:43:27 AM Author: Rowan
URL for Reporting Services SP1
Below is the link to the microsoft website
6/22/2004 11:55:42 PM Author: davele
SQL Reporting Services SP1 - available for download now
SQL Reporting Services Service Pack 1 - was released on the web 22nd June 04
6/10/2004 3:29:59 PM Author: admin
SQL Server 2005 is on track
Heads up - Beta 2 is set to be released on target at end of July 04
6/10/2004 3:27:03 PM Author: admin
SQL Server Reporting Services - Service Pack 1
Heads Up - SP1 is due end July 04
6/9/2004 4:40:52 PM Author: admin
Office Excel Add-in for SQL Server Analysis Services - Released
Released 2nd July 2004, The Excel Add-in for Excel XP & Excel 2003 - This add-in makes it simple for End-Users to extract & analyse data from OLAP sources. Download for free from the MS web
6/9/2004 4:27:34 PM Author: admin
Business Scorecards Accelerator - Released 2nd July 2004
Microsoft Business Scorecards Accelerator is a free download used to speed development of BI solutions
1/23/2004 3:31:58 PM Author: admin
Microsoft updates SQL Server Books Online
SQL Server 2000 Books Online (Updated 2004)