SQLAuthority News – FREE Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN

I just received following “NOT FOR SALE” subscription of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate with MSDN. As a MVP, MCT I already have free subscription to MSDN and TechNet. I plan to give away this free subscription to someone who is need of the same or can use it the best.

You can win the subscription. I will pick the winner of the subscription on 25th of the July. Which means you have 10 days to take part. I will decide the winner with the help of fellow MVPs and subject matter experts.

You need to answer one simple question: Why SQL Server is better than any other RDBMS applications?

Leave your answer as a comment to this thread, or post it on your blog with links to this blog post. To avoid spams and bad entries, I will moderate all the comments. If you have left comment and it is not visible send me the same comment in email pinal “at” sqlauthority.com . All the entries should be there before 25th July. I will announce winner before 1st of August.

Update: Due to overwhelming response of the contest, the evaluation of the winner is still going on. I will announce very soon who won the subscription.

Reference : Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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  • Tray Williams
    July 29, 2010 8:52 pm

    1) SQL Server provides easy to learn and use functionality that will handle almost any database need from the smallest of businesses to large enterprises.

    2) The administration of a SQL Server database is much easier than the leading competitors without sacrificing features.

    3) We have the SQL Authority, Pinal Dave, to turn to when we have questions. :-)

  • Can SQL run on Linux,Unix ??????????????

    Oracle is the robust and the best DB available in the RDBMS world

    M…S need to open gates for SQL to work on multiple OS…

    • Can SQL run on Linux,Unix ??????????????

      Oracle is the robust and the best DB available in the RDBMS world

      M…S need to open gates for SQL to work on multiple OS…

  • Here you can , easily know it is better then rest other


  • When you will be announcing the winner? I am eagerly waiting for the same…


  • Hello All,

    Due to very heavy response to this contest. The result will be announced now later this week. I will also update the contest with information about judge and their decisions very soon.

    Kind Regards,

  • haresh ambaliya
    August 9, 2010 2:27 am

    SQL server is better because there is not dual table (just kidding)

  • Results are in and it will be declared tomorrow.

    Kind Regards,

  • Hi all,

    from time to time I am forced to work with Oracle-DB, so I can compare working/operating with other RDBMs – the most significant things why SQL Server fits at least my needs at best are:

    1. Installation is by way smoother than Oracle
    2. Operating is easier
    3. It is easy to maintain
    4. The Oracle-Client-Components are horrible to install, troubleshoot etc. – sqlncli is an msi-file: easy to deploy
    5. we converted one DB from Oracle to SQL-Server. Result: the performance within the Application was as twice as high as before (same Server-Hardware)


  • It’s better than the others because its widespread use draws so many people to this forum that a large number of people see this question and ponder it. That in turn will cause perhaps more people to consider situations where say a document database might be more appropriate, or not, depending on what a given business requires, the ultimate goal of course being that we all prosper, lifting us all up to bigger and better things.

  • Are you kidding me?

    Don’t you ever heard of “PostgreSql” RDBMS?

    -It’s fully ACID compliant
    -It’s completely FREE (Really Free)
    -It’s supports every technical features that supports by Ms Sql Server (Even more…)
    -It’s running on Windows, Linux, Unix, MacOs X, etc…

    please check out this link: http://www.postgresql.org

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    There is considerable expense involved with installing a septic tank.
    Many of the Earthships have propane tanks for cooking and a backup hot water supply; these are the only utility


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