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Virtual Information Portal

Pointer Corporation is celebrating the launch of Virtual Information Portal (VIP) System Version 4.0.8  ... a web-based platform for secure generation, archival, and retrieval of corporate correspondence and letters, using XML, XSLT, .NET, and SQL Server technologies.

Version 4.0.8 includes the following highlighted features of the VIP system:

- Connection to SQL Server 2016 for storage of generated letters;
- Configuration of optional PDF file(s) to be attached to the generated letter;
- Four storage options which can be configured differently for each letter template;
- Generation of reports and graphs for "Letter Collections" on a consolidated basis;
- Generation of multiple inter-related letters at the same time;
- Multi-lingual letters in foreign languages;
- Upgraded MS Graph integration using date ranges and summary levels;
- Integration with SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS);

VIP letters can also be batch-generated via a feed file from other source systems. Please contact us for further details.


How I Met Your SQL Server!

On September 23, 2017, Ben Aminnia spoke at SQL PASS in San Diego and presented the historical evolution of SQL Server from 1989 through 2017, including significant changes to Reporting Services (SSRS) and Analysis Services (SSAS).

The focus of this presentation was on planning an upgrade to a new version of SQL Server, with important considerations before, during, and after the upgrade.

Choosing a Career Path in Database Technologies

On March 27, 2017, Ben Aminnia spoke at California State University Northridge (CSUN) and presented the possibililties and challenges of seeking a career path as a SQL Server DBA or Database Developer.

SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition is Now Free!

Microsoft has announced free downloads of SQL Server 2016 for Developers.

SSMS 2016 for developers can be downloaded via this link: Click Here

SQL Server 2016 Developer Edition can be downloaded via this link: Click Here

Please note that the developer edition of SQL Server 2016 will no longer work on Windows 7 and it requires Windows 8 or higher.

Celebrating the Launch of SQL Server 2016

On June 17, 2016, Ben Aminnia organized the Launch of SQL Server 2016 in Southern California for over 100 database professionals.

Many thanks to Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) and Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Irvine for all their valuable assistance.

The Expert Witness You Need on Your Side

We are available to act as an Expert Witness in legal cases involving .NET or SQL Server technologies. Please refer to our Expert Witness page for further details.