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MaximumASP Partners with Dell and Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) to Offer Hosted August Community Technology Preview

August 16, 2009 by  

Web Hosting ToolsLOUISVILLE, Ky. – MaximumASP, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and a provider of Windows-based hosting and managed IT services, today announced that it will be Microsoft Corp.’s first partner to provide free hosted test accounts for the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Release 2 community technology preview (CTP) in August.

Dell, MaximumASP and PASS have partnered once again to bring you access to SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP hosted trials absolutely free. Sign-ups for the August CTP trial are available at www.betaforsqlserver.com. After obtaining a trial account users can try out the new CTP online in a secure hosted lab environment without downloading or installing anything.

“The free hosted test labs are a result of our long standing commitment to Microsoft technologies. We want to provide an easy way for people to learn about new Microsoft SQL Server technologies and gain a competitive advantage,” said Sarah Barela, Manager of DBA Services at MaximumASP.

Building on the momentum of Microsoft SQL Server, SQL Server 2008 R2 improves IT efficiency by reducing the time and cost of developing and managing applications; empowers end users to make better decisions through self-service business intelligence and enables organizations to scale with confidence by providing high levels of reliability, security and scalability for business critical applications.

“PASS is dedicated to continually helping our community learn about new versions of SQL Server,” noted PASS VP of Marketing Bill Graziano. “These hosted trials are a great way to test out the new features coming in SQL Server 2008 R2.”

To learn more about the next generation of the Microsoft SQL Server database platform visit: www.microsoft.com/sql/2008.

About MaximumASP
MaximumASP, based in Louisville, Kentucky, was founded in 2000 as an outsourcing firm for Windows-based hosting services. The company currently hosts more than 50,000 domains for customers in over 60 countries. With a strong focus on hosting solutions that combine advanced monitoring and management tools, MaximumASP has become a top choice for Microsoft developers seeking a robust hosting platform for mission-critical web applications.

About Dell
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell sells more systems globally than any computer company, placing it No. 34 on the Fortune 500. Dell’s climb to market leadership is the result of a persistent focus on delivering the best possible customer experience by directly selling standards-based computing products and services. Revenue for the last four quarters totaled $58.2 billion and the company employs approximately 90,400 team members around the globe.

About PASS
The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) is an independent, not-for-profit association dedicated to supporting, educating, and promoting the Microsoft SQL Server community. From local user groups and special interest groups (SIGs) to Webcasts and the annual PASS Summit—the largest gathering of SQL Server professionals in the world—PASS enables knowledge sharing, in-depth learning, access to the Microsoft SQL Server team, and the ability to influence the direction of SQL Server technologies. The PASS mission is to empower the global SQL Server community to connect, share, learn, and be inspired through knowledge sharing and peer-based learning. For more information about PASS and the benefits of becoming a member, visit the PASS Web site at www.sqlpass.org.

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