Databases


SQL Server 2012 Hits Metal, Available for Evaluation

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2012 has hit its release-to-manufacturing milestone and is available for download and testing as an evaluation version.

Microsoft Cuts SQL Azure Storage Pricing

Microsoft decreased its SQL Azure pricing again, and added a new 100 MB database storage option.

Microsoft Rolls Out Test Security Service for SQL Azure

Microsoft this month described a test service designed to help SQL Azure users monitor the security of their databases housed in Microsoft's cloud.

UPDATE: System Center Advisor Service Now Available

Microsoft rolled out its System Center Advisor service last week, which provides a best-practices check on server deployments.

Microsoft's Roadmap for 2012 Charted by Analyst Firm

Consultancy firm Directions on Microsoft has outlined expectations for Microsoft's product roadmap in 2012 and beyond.

SQL Server 2012 'Launch Event' Happening on March 7

Microsoft indicated today that SQL Server 2012 is nearing product release.

SQL Server ODBC Driver Released for Red Hat Linux

Microsoft today released a 64-bit SQL Server Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Microsoft Issues SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate

The release candidate (RC) version of SQL Server 2012 is now available for download and testing.

Microsoft: Cloud 'Much Smaller' Than Server Business

An executive at Microsoft's Server and Tools Division offered some perspectives on Microsoft's cloud vision on Monday.

Microsoft Unveils SQL Server 2012 Licensing and Pricing

Microsoft rolled out a description of its SQL Server 2012 licensing model on Thursday.

SQL Azure Improvements Arriving This Year

The clouds came out on Day 2 of the SQL PASS Summit with Microsoft announcing a new SQL Azure release and new features to come.

SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 Available

Microsoft on Thursday released Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Shifting To Open Database Connectivity for SQL Server

Microsoft this week announced an roadmap shift to ODBC for SQL Server APIs.

Best Practices for Setting Up Resilient Databases for Scalability, High Availability and Disaster Recovery

For IT professionals dealing with databases, a few processes can ensure flexibility and stretch the limits of uptime.

Microsoft Releases Hadoop Connector CTPs for SQL Server

Microsoft released two community technology preview (CTP) test versions of its Hadoop connectors today, one that works with Microsoft's current flagship SQL Server and other with its data warehouse product.

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