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Top three SQL Server Denali features to watch
This issue’s feature article provides a guided tour of some of the features that make Denali so intriguing — ultra-fleet column-store indexes, a new high-availability component and data visualization technology that looks more sci-fi than real life. Volume 5 will also discuss importing SQL Server data into PowerPivot for Excel, plus offer four tips on boosting SQL Server scalability.
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The upcoming SQL Server Denali is chock-full of new features, such as super-fast column-store indexes and a new Web-based reporting tool. But what does it mean for businesses?
Microsoft PowerPivot is designed to give BI capabilities to users who lack IT’s technical know-how. The first step is importing SQL Server data, and you have to know your options.
SQL Server scalability is high on the list of system properties, and scaling up is easier than scaling out. Follow these four tips and you’ll be on your way to optimum performance.