Databases


Microsoft Outlines Next-Generation Databases

Microsoft kicked off its BI Conference this week in Seattle with news that it's planning to enhance the BI capabilities in the next version of SQL Server database.

SQL Server 2008 Is Finally Here. Now What?

Microsoft's latest relational database management system contains a host of new features, but are they enough to make you migrate?

Amazon To Host Microsoft Solutions in the Cloud

Amazon announced on Wednesday that it is conducting a private beta test of Microsoft's server products running on Amazon's hosted computing platform, which is called Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

It's Official: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0

Microsoft is revealing more about its plans for the next generation of Visual Studio Team System (code-named Rosario), part of the now officially named Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0 rollout.

SQL Server 2008 Hits High Mark, Minus the Competition

Microsoft cited top TCP-E benchmark results for SQL Server 2008, but there's just one problem -- the test fielded no other DBMS competitors.

Cloud Computing Leaving Relational Databases Behind

One thing you won't find underlying a cloud computing initiative is a relational database. And this is no accident: Relational databases are ill-suited for use within cloud computing environments.

Windows Essential Business Server Hits RTM Status

With RTM milestone met, Windows Essential Business Server is expected become generally available on November 12.

SQL Developer Exam Beta Opens Friday

Microsoft beta tests new exam for SQL Server 2008 coders this Monday.

SQL Injection Attack Hits BusinessWeek Site

Security firm Sophos disclosed on Monday that BusinessWeek magazine's Web site had been hacked.

Lumbering Global Economy Affects IT Industry

The sluggish global economy has migrated to the IT industry, according to a survey released this week by Forrester Research.

Microsoft's High-End Master Series Cert Now Open

Microsoft opens registration for new Microsoft Certified Master certification program.

VSLive! NY: A Glimpse of .NET Framework in the Cloud

Developers got an indication of Microsoft's unfolding cloud platform strategy at this week's VSLive! conference in New York. Several conference sessions outlined the company's plans for Software plus Services and platforms-as-a-service, which offer hosted development and runtimes.

Dynamics CRM Online Users Get Ad Tracking

Microsoft on Monday issued its first service update to Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, a hosted sales database and collaboration solution unveiled in April.

Web Sites Rife with Unpatched Vulnerabilities

Although the overall number of vulnerabilities being discovered in software appears to be leveling off or even dropping, two recent reports on Web security say that the overwhelming majority of Web sites studied still have unpatched vulnerabilities that could expose visitors to malicious code.

Troubles in Terrorist Database

A variety of technical flaws in an upgrade of the system that supports the government's terrorist watch list has drawn congressional fire and raised concerns that the entire system might be in jeopardy.

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