SQL Saturday Tirana (Albania)

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I’m very exciting to announce that we will have next SQL Saturday event in Albania, Tirana, which is going to be held on 4th Oct, 2014.

While around the World there are many SQL Saturday, our one will be very attractive and we just have first submissions from well-known speakers and why not if you want to be part of our community you can apply for a session at least and later on the next month we will create the agenda with full details (who will speak, what will speak etc).

I will be there also where I decide to speak something between SQL and Azure SQL Databases, to be more specific my session will cover lot of info how to work with SQL Databases and publishing them in to the Azure then how to administer them from the Azure portal and much more…

So, from here I encourage you to  be part of our SQL Community and you will be very welcome!

See you at SQL Saturday Albania (Tirana) #sqlsat344 #sqlsatAlbania #sqlsatTirana …

 

MCSA in 90 days… & lot of resources

Another free resource for learning and gaining your knowledge that might be possible to earn MCSA Certifications with few efforts. Here is the link: 90 Days to MCSA – where you have 6 videos, 3 per Windows 2012 and 3 others for SQL Server 2012 MCSA Certification prep. There are also some additional resources like Discussion Forums and Resource Wikis. In the right corner, you have another resource, Certification Challenge where you can find more and more info about Certs path!

A good news for the Exams, is that you can win a voucher to save 20 % + Second Shot for free (just in case if you failed!!!), check here, a great offer from Microsoft Virtual Academy – another great resource for the courses about the SQL Server.

Knowledge is the Power – Learning is the key!

Learn & Enjoy!

 

SQL Server MVP for the 2nd time in row!

I’m honored to be recognized as SQL Server MVP for the 2nd time in row and thank you Microsoft to honored me again! Thank you also to our great SQL Community and SQL Family!

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SQL Server 2014 CTP2 …ready to download

Announced and available for download the SQL Server 2014 CTP2:

Release Note:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn169381%28v=sql.15%29.aspx?lc=1033

Download Location:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dn205290.aspx

…and something that is very welcome for the community is the live from the PASS Summit 2013 is here:

PASS Summit 2013 – Live

Enjoy…

Recap of our SQL Saturday #225 in Kosovo, Prishtina

SQL Saturday Kosovo #225, happened last week and I’m very happy that we did for the first time in Balkan region!

Special thanks goes to the sponsors Ipko FoundationPASSMicrosoftICK (Innovation Center Kosovo), RedgateWroxPluralSightxSQL SoftwareDigjitale.com, Nescafe as well as Albanian SQL Server Users Group > ALSSUG.

We had just one track this time and with great speakers & their strong experience ( Dejan Sarka, Niko Neugebauer, Mladen Prajdic, Turgay Sahtiyan and Matija Lah), and for more details about their presentations you can find here.

As first time SQL Saturday in our country, the event went well and we had 118 registered attendees and 82 were present in the event for all the day of the 18th May, 2013. Thanks to the Niko as my mentor for this successfully event and I need to say thank you also to my friends who helped me a lot during the organization of the event (Betim Drenica, Florim Maxhuni, Milot Rexhepi).

Starting to look forward for the next one, soon! … stay tuned!

Some of the photos of our event:

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Categories: Events, Free, MVP, PASS, SSC

SQL Saturday Kosovo #225

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I’m so exciting to announce that the SQL Saturday Kosovo is going to be held on May 18, 2013 and it’s our firs time SQL Saturday where I will speak also. However I’ve started the challenge journey to organize things properly. The most important thing here for our local community is that the list of the speakers will be all the MVPs for SQL Server.

More information will be in our official website at SQL Saturday #225 Kosovo.

SQL Server features that are not supported by Azure SQL Database

SQL Server is in the Cloud as Windows Azure SQL Database, but in the Cloud, still have some limitations that are not supported and here are some of them (short info):

SQL Server 2008 R2 features that are not supported by Azure SQL Database:

  • SQL Server Utility
  • Master Data Services

SQL Server 2008 features that are not supported by Azure SQL Database:

  • Change Data Capture
  • Data Auditing
  • Data Compression
  • Extended Events
  • Filestream Data
  • Integrated Full-Text Search
  • Policy-Base Management
  • Resource Governor
  • SQL Server Replication
  • Transparent Data Encryption

SQL Server 2005 features that are not supported by Azure SQL Database

  • Common Language Runtime (CLR and CLR User-Defined Types)
  • Database Mirroring
  • Service Broker
  • Table Partitioning
  • XML Indexing

Other features that are not supported as well:

  • Backup and Restore
  • Replication
  • Extended Store Procedure
  • SQL Server Agent

For more information you can check here.

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