Databases


Microsoft: SQL Server 2008 Will Be Late

Despite public confidence that SQL Server 2008 would ship by the end of June, Microsoft today indicated it probably is more likely to arrive toward the end of the year.

Microsoft Earnings Show Strong Enterprise Software Business

While Microsoft's record revenues of $16.4 billion and earnings of $4.7 billion for the second quarter put the spotlight on strong sales of Vista and Office, Redmond's latest financial report also showed steady growth in its server and tools business.

Vista SP1 May Arrive Feb. 15

A rumor is spreading across the Web that Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) may be scheduled to arrive on Feb. 15.

'Big Easy' Subsidy Program To Put Dollars in Microsoft Partners' Pockets

System builders can now get a piece of the $10 million program.

Strongspace's 10-Day Crash Highlights Web Storage Risks

For the past 10 days, Sausalito, Calif.-based online document and storage hosting company Joyent struggled to get its online secure document collaboration service, Strongspace, back online.

Sun To Acquire MySQL for $1 Billion

Sun Microsystems today said it will acquire MySQL, the leading supplier of open source database software, for $1 billion.

Microsoft Finds Excel Security Flaw

Microsoft Corp. said hackers have found a way to use some older versions of its Excel spreadsheet program to take over control of people's computers.

Microsoft Begins Releasing Source Code for .NET Framework Libraries

Microsoft today followed up on its earlier promise to start releasing the .NET framework library source code for .NET 3.5.

Third Microsoft Exec Leaves; Departures 'Unrelated'

A Microsoft spokesperson said today that Rob Short, corporate vice president of Windows Core Technology, left the Redmond, Wash.-based company last month.

Microsoft Adds Dynamics Suite for Retailers

Microsoft this week has rolled out a turnkey solution that ties front-end CRM functions with back-end ERP and supply chain management systems.

EU Opens New Microsoft Investigation

European Union regulators investigating whether Microsoft is using monopoly powers to squeeze out competing Internet browsers and software rivals.

Amazon, eBay, Google Pitch Woo to Developers

A flock of new-age tech powers -- Amazon.com, Google, eBay, Facebook -- want your developers to target their pieces of "the Cloud."

Record Data Breaches in 2007, Groups Say

The loss or theft of personal data soared to unprecedented levels in 2007, and the trend isn't expected to turn around anytime soon.

Windows Home Server Causing File Corruption

Microsoft is facing its first crisis with Windows Home Server, which is causing file corruption when used with certain programs -- most of them from Microsoft itself.

Microsoft Launches SaaS Push with Dynamics CRM 4.0 Release

Microsoft CRM 4.0 should be hitting the shelves -- virtual or otherwise -- by year’s end.

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