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A couple of days ago (20 November 2012), Microsoft rolled out the first cumulative update (CU1) for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 1 (SP1). It's just two weeks after the release of the first Service Pack (SP1) we are talking about here.
In my life prior to SQL Server, I worked with Visual Studio Team System (VSTS). The "Schema and Data Comparison" feature of SQL Server 2012 Data Tools is a direct descendant of Visual Studio for Databases Professionnals (aka Data Dude) included in VSTS.
For this last day () of the TechEd 2012, I going to present the new certification cycle for dba who wants to be certified for SQL Server 2012. But before, let's start with a brief introduction on Enterprise Information Management, also called EIM
Recently, at a customer site, I discovered the Attunity connector 1.1 for Oracle. The customer uses this connector to transfer data from Oracle to SQL Server using Integration Services (SSIS) and informed me that performances are greatly improved. So I decided to post a blog about this connector and perform a benchmark between Attunity connector and Microsoft OLE DB provider for Oracle.
I have decided to take some time in this cold month of February to continue this small series. This time, I'm going to speak about Reporting Services (SSRS) and some new features. Like my other article "SQL Server 2012: New features on Integration Services (SSIS)", this article presents a summary of new features and enhancements for SQL 2012 Reporting Services.
Since the third CTP version of SQL Server 2012 (codename Denali), there are some new features available to provide an additional value like the for other Microsoft SQL Server versions. These are pooled in the so called 'Feature Pack' as well as in the 'Manageability Tool Kit'. Both are already available, but not in the final version. I have compiled all information in this blog to find it easily. All DBAs should know that Feature Pack exists, how to find it, and of course use it.