Database administrators and developers are already scratching their feet. In less than a month, the SQL Server 2008 R2 comes from Microsoft on the market. Concentrated information about the launch will be available at the PASS conference.
The launch of SQL Server 2008 R2 in Germany will take place on April 21 of this year. Microsoft is launching the new version of the database solution at the Premier Conference for SQL Server Professionals (PASS) conference in Neuss. Attendees have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of SQL Server 2008 R2 in numerous training sessions. Both the Microsoft launch event and the PASS conference itself will be conducted in English.
Microsoft SQL Server Self service and better office integration
Business Intelligence (BI) has been enhanced in SQL Server 2008 R2 with a new self-service approach. With it, users can better take the administration into their own hands. In addition, the integration in Microsoft’s SharePoint and Office world has been significantly optimized, it says in advance from Microsoft. Productivity in the development of IT systems has also been improved, according to the manufacturer.
SQL Server 2008 R2 includes new data integration and transformation technologies, data warehousing, and multi-dimensional analysis. The “SQL Server Data Services” function optimizes data consistency in heterogeneous systems. The solution also includes many new features that help companies better scale database processes.
Administrators can use SQL Server 2008 R2 to centrally monitor and manage multiple database applications, instances, or servers. The upcoming Microsoft SQL Server also offers enhanced support for Hyper-V with live migration in Windows Server 2008 R2.
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Talend MDM is therefore a solution that many IT managers should take a close look at, as it can save them a lot of time, money and effort. In this context, we refer again to the Community Edition , which gives administrators the opportunity to lend a hand and to try out the functionalities of the product in smaller projects directly.