Microsoft is offering a kit designed to streamline the evaluation process for orgs considering its new software products.
- By Herb Torrens
Microsoft released versions of SQL Server 2008 R2 products to IT professionals on Monday.
Most IT pros have multiple machines, but keeping files in sync can be a challenge.
So recently, it was just a short hop from here to the Waltham, Mass., offices of Microsoft, where I enjoyed the Customer Immersion Experience and saw many 2010 products up close and personal. They even made me use them!
Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.
Organizations are moving more toward using x86-based servers running Windows to handle their business-critical workloads.
Microsoft on Friday announced that it had released the final Parallel Data Warehouse version of SQL Server 2008 R2 to testers.
Microsoft plans to end the support it provides on three of its flagship software products for Intel's Itanium processor.
Even though the product will actually hit the market sometime in May, Microsoft will kick off a "launch tour" of SQL Server 2008 R2 on April 21, 2010.
Microsoft is betting its business on cloud computing, which will power everything from the Xbox and Windows Phone 7 to Windows, Office and a massive data center in a box.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Exploring distributed transactions, performance counters and SQL backups.
- By Paul S. Randal
A closer look at the Windows Azure Platform and the Business Productivity Online Suite.
- By Karen Forster
When done right, Enterprise Data Grids offer utility-style computing and easy expansion.
Microsoft on Friday announced when it will release new service packs for two of its SQL Server products.
Oracle on Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.
- By John K. Waters