12 Reasons to Love SQL Server Code Name "Denali"
Reason #2 - Blazing-Fast Performance
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speedup of 10X for a broad range of decision support queries. Realize improvements to full-text search for scale advances, and gain predictable performance for concurrent and mixed workloads by defining resource usage across different applications with Resource Governor.
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Deploy and Manage Windows Azure Applications with System Center
System Center enables IT professionals to use existing skills and tools to monitor and manage applications on Windows Azure without purchasing additional hardware or software. This step-by-step evaluation will walk you through deploying and managing a Windows Azure application using System Center Operations Manager 2007 R2.
TechNet Radio: Tour of the Office 365 Deployment Readiness Tool
Are you deploying Office 365 and need some questions answered? Join us for this multi-part series as Senior Program Manager Mark Heneen walks us through some common scenarios and tips for how to deploy Office 365 successfully and easily in your business environment.
TechNet Radio: Forefront Online Protection for Exchange and Office 365
Blain Barton and John Baker welcome Curtis Parker from the Forefront Online Protection team. Tune in as Curtis gives us a tour of Forefront's new features for Exchange, and explains how Office 365 customers can simplify the management and security experience through this innovative service.
Virtual Lab: Get Insight Using the File Classification Infrastructure
After completing this lab, you will be better able to discover how you can manage files on file servers using the new file management tasks, automatically classify files to detect and correct misplaced confidential files, and learn how to set policy to automate storage usage optimization.
Virtual Lab: Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) 4
After completing this lab, you will be better able to control GPOs using Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM), add workflow (check-in, check-out and rollback) to GPOs by using AGP, control auditing and mail flow of GPO activity through AGPM, stamp production GPOs with non-default security settings using AGPM, and search GPOs using the AGPM console.
TechNet Radio: A Preamble for SQL PASS Summit 2011
In this episode, we welcome @SQLGal Lara Rubbelke, Senior Program Manager Jennifer Moser, SQL Rock Star Thomas LaRock and Senior Technology Specialist Buck Woody to the show. Tune in as we discuss all things SQL PASS, from why you should attend, to must-see sessions and the latest in SQL Denali and SQL Azure news.