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By Lisa Vaas  |  Posted 2003-06-03 Print this article Print

Another manageability gain will be a Pocket PC version of Pocket MOM (Microsoft Operations Manager), to allow DBAs (database administrators) to administer database deployments from their PDAs. This feature will enable DBAs to check server status and reboot remotely and will likely be released at some point prior to Yukons release, Rizzo said. Yukons delay was also spurred by Microsofts efforts to integrate .Net technologies into Yukon and to enhance Visual Studio so that it works seamlessly within the Yukon environment. Also in the developer arena are forthcoming XML capabilities, including XQuery support, and Web Services integration.
Finally, business intelligence will be huge in Yukon, Rizzo said, with more algorithms to do predictive modeling on what customers buy and what companies can likely sell to them. SQL Server currently features two algorithms—decision tree and clustering. Yukon will pick up an addition six algorithms, including time series.
Yukon will also ship with reporting services that will allow customers to create reports on relational and business intelligence data. The reports designer feature is integrated with Visual Studio .Net, a drag and drop environment in which developers can quickly do things like add charts. A variety of formats will be supported, included HTML, PDF, Excel, .TIFF, .JPEG and XML—the last of which will enable reporting into another operational system, such as a batch feed into a mainframe, for example.

Lisa Vaas is News Editor/Operations for and also serves as editor of the Database topic center. Since 1995, she has also been a Webcast news show anchorperson and a reporter covering the IT industry. She has focused on customer relationship management technology, IT salaries and careers, effects of the H1-B visa on the technology workforce, wireless technology, security, and, most recently, databases and the technologies that touch upon them. Her articles have appeared in eWEEK's print edition, on, and in the startup IT magazine PC Connection. Prior to becoming a journalist, Vaas experienced an array of eye-opening careers, including driving a cab in Boston, photographing cranky babies in shopping malls, selling cameras, typography and computer training. She stopped a hair short of finishing an M.A. in English at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She earned a B.S. in Communications from Emerson College. She runs two open-mic reading series in Boston and currently keeps bees in her home in Mashpee, Mass.

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