D'Arcy from Winnipeg
Solution Architecture, Business & Entrepreneurship, Microsoft, and Adoption

SQL 2008 - Video Wrapup

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:20 PM

In some previous posts I was commenting on a series of short info-videos that Microsoft has put out on SQL 2008.

The last two videos are definately not geared for developers.

The Enterprise Data Platform Vision describes SQL 2008 from an IT/DBA perspective. They talk about meeting needs around compliance, security, and availability. New features around failover, mirroring, pluggable cpu, and other IT speak. Although they didn't go into detail on the side of new SQL tools, they did mention that star-joins are in for this version.

The SQL Server BI Vision was entirely focussed on the business people, managers, and decision makers. Buzzwords were being dropped all over the place (TCO, Ease of Use, .NET, SQL Server Integration Services, SQL Server Analysis Services, SQL Server Reporting Services) but no real detail was being given. More than the other ones, the words "SQL Server 2008" was continuously said, like some subliminal mind trick.

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