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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is the most complete, most scalable package of professional data management tools from Microsoft. With its integrated resources, you can make any customer’s operations more efficient.
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Your customers want to work smarter, cut costs, and protect their current hardware and software investments. SQL Server 2008 R2 is all about business intelligence (BI), efficient operations, and economical scalability. Whether your customer upgrades from a previous version of SQL Server or from a different platform, Microsoft brings you the tools for a smooth, seamless transition.
Migrating to SQL Server 2008 R2
Attract new customers by showcasing your skills in developing database applications based on Microsoft technology, including the Microsoft SQL Server data platform.
One of the top new features in SQL Server R2 is PowerPivot for Excel. With this managed self-service BI add-in, users can analyze data and create and collaborate on Microsoft Excel 2010 workbook applications, without needing assistance from IT staff. As a partner with a BI competency, you’ll show customers how to turn raw data into actionable results.
Implement integrated solutions that break down information silos and enable business agility for your customers with SQL Server 2008 R2. Gain stronger connections with customers and suppliers, enhance business decision making, and improve employee productivity.
By building on the Microsoft technology stack, ISV solutions can make the most of the advanced features of SQL Server 2008 R2. Significantly expand offerings and drive increased market growth by taking advantage of business intelligence (BI) and online transaction processing (OLTP) within your solutions.
With SQL Server 2008, we’ve been able to implement Online Indexing on 99 percent of our tables, gaining a 96 percent reduction in the time required for offline re-indexing.
Lianne Kwock , Senior Database Administrator
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