Databases


Microsoft Planning To Release SP2 for SQL Server 2012

Microsoft let it be known this week that Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2012 will be coming "later this year."

Access Apps for Office 365 Ready for Production Use

Access apps have reached Microsoft's "general availability" milestone.

Using In-Memory OLTP Tables in SQL Server 2014

Knowing exactly what in-memory OLTP tables are used for will help you make the most of one of SQL Server's newest features.

Expert Describes SQL Server 2012 Licensing Pitfalls and Strategies

Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 licensing can come with some costly pitfalls, according to a licensing expert.

Troubleshoot Slow-Running Queries In SQL Server

Denny breaks down how to identify and fix speed issues in multiple versions of SQL Server.

Dealing with Negative Session ID Denials in SQL Server

Microsoft SQL Server MVP Denny Cherry breaks down multiple ways on how to troubleshoot a type -2 blocking session ID error.

Windows Azure HDInsight Now Available

Microsoft on Monday announced the "general availability" of Windows Azure HDInsight, the company's cloud-based distribution of Hadoop.

SQL Server 2014 CTP2 Now Available

Microsoft today announced the availability of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2.

Going Big Data: What IT Managers Need to Know

The traditional SQL database is under siege by modern information stores that can process larger volumes of data designed for the cloud era more rapidly. Here's your guide to what's going on in the big data world and the major players to watch.

SQL Server 2000 Losing Security Support on April 9

SQL Server 2000 is at the end of its product lifecycle and will lose its "extended support" from Microsoft on Tuesday, April 9.

Hortonworks Data Platform 1.1 Beta Supports 'Big Data' on Windows

Hortonworks has released a beta of its Data Platform 1.1 for Hadoop workloads on Windows.

PASS Day 1: SQL Server 2012 SP1 Now Available, PDW Coming in 2013

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the availability of the first new service pack for SQL Server 2012, along with other improvements to come.

Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud Now Supports RDS for SQL Server

Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service is now supporting Amazon RDS for SQL Server, along with other enhancements, the company announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 is available for download.

Microsoft Adds BI Capabilities to Excel and SharePoint 2013 Previews

Microsoft today outlined some finer points for testing business intelligence capabilities in the Excel 2013 and SharePoint 2013 previews.

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