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SQL Server 2008 Solutions – Your Data, Any Place, Any Time

SQL Server 2008, the next release of Microsoft SQL Server, will provide a comprehensive data platform that is more secure, reliable, manageable and scalable for your mission critical applications, while enabling developers to create new applications that can store and consume any type of data on any device, and enabling all your users to make informed decisions with relevant insights.




SQL Server 2008 Books Online – Overview (SQL Server 2008)

Microsoft SQL Server is a database platform for large-scale online transaction processing (OLTP), data warehousing, and e-commerce applications; it is also a business intelligence platform for data integration, analysis, and reporting solutions.




Online Transaction Processing in SQL Server 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 provides a database platform that is optimized for today’s applications, and that can scale for any size of business. It drives cost-efficiencies by dramatically reducing downtime and enabling dynamic and proactive management that significantly reduces administrative overhead. Finally, SQL Server 2008 provides a highly secure platform that you can trust with your organization’s sensitive, business-critical data.



Business Intelligence in SQL Server 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 makes business intelligence available to everyone through deep integration with Microsoft Office, providing the right tool, to the right user, at the right price. The result is that employees at all levels of an organization can see and help to influence the performance of the business by working with tools that are both easy to use and powerful. Integration with the 2007 Microsoft Office System enables users to view business performance in a way that they understand and which feels comfortable; and the introduction of PerformancePoint Server 2007, helps customers to gain actionable insight into the entire organization so they can monitor, analyze, and plan their businesses, as well as drive alignment, accountability, and actionable insight across the entire organization.



Server Consolidation with SQL Server 2008

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 supports multiple options for server consolidation, which provides organizations with the flexibility to choose the consolidation approach that best meets their requirements to centralize data services management and reduce hardware and maintenance costs. By providing centralized management, auditing, and monitoring capabilities, SQL Server 2008 makes it easy to manage multiple databases and data services, which significantly reduces administrative overheads in large enterprises. Finally, SQL Server 2008 provides the reassurance of industry-leading performance and scalability, and unprecedented control over server resource to maximize the performance of consolidated data services.



Choosing Microsoft SQL Server 2008 for Data Warehousing

The warehousing of corporate data into an architecture from which it can all be accessed is no longer an option for midmarket and large companies that want to be successful. Consolidating the information so that it is readily accessible, and to give the team visibility for reporting, analytics, spot queries, and predictive capabilities is now necessary. Fortunately, pioneers established this long ago and this requirement is met in the field of data warehousing (DW) and business intelligence (BI).



Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Data Platform Development

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and the Microsoft data platform provide developers with a comprehensive programming framework in which to create data centric solutions that target mobile devices, desktops, Web servers, and enterprise servers. This data programming environment improves developer productivity by integrating data access and management into the business logic of an application. It provides a comprehensive platform for data access and management from disparate data sources and a scalable solution for data storage and applications.



TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2008: New Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting Using Management Studio (Level 300) Wednesday, September 26, 2007 8:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)

The release of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 offers a new framework that ties together the collection, analysis, troubleshooting, reporting, and persistence of SQL Server diagnostics information in the central warehouse. Join this webcast as we describe the feature set for the SQL Server 2008 release and discuss how the performance collection architecture fits within Microsoft System Center Operations Manager.

TechNet Webcast: SQL Server 2008: New Performance Monitoring and Troubleshooting Using Management Studio (Level 300)




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