Databases


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.

Microsoft Releases Test Previews of SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft this week released community technology previews of a new Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008.

SQL Server 2008 R2 PDW To Get Hadoop Support

Microsoft today announced an update to SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse with other related news, including planned Hadoop support.

The Future of IT Skills: What You Need To Keep Your IT Career Alive

IT pros need to constantly update their skills in order to survive. Redmond asked experts -- and readers -- which skills and jobs have a solid future and which ones will crumble in the years to come. Here's what we found.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 'Denali' CTP3 and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

Microsoft on Monday announced the third community technology preview (CTP3) release of its next-generation SQL Server database management system, code-named "Denali," as well as SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1.

10 Technologies Microsoft 'Borrowed'

These technologies may not have been Microsoft originals, but today they bear the Redmond stamp.

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