Databases


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.

Unified Communications: Windows IT Pros Speak Out on Bringing It All Together

How hard is it to execute UC? Our readers who've done it share their take and offer tips for others trying to bring together voice with Microsoft Exchange, Office, OCS, Lync and more.

Will Microsoft Reshape Business Intelligence?

Business intelligence has long been the domain of big companies with lots of resources. Microsoft wants to change that, but it faces a daunting task.

How-To: Delivering Intelligence with SharePoint Dashboards

Integrate data from disparate sources into scorecards with rich data visualization for interactivity and workflow automation.

Database Check: Testing Sentrigo's Hedgehog DBscanner

Sentrigo Hedgehog DBscanner offers enterprise-class vulnerability assessment and security scanning for databases.

SQL Server 2008 R2: Unlock the Locks

Resolving locking issues with SQL Server 2008 R2 can be troublesome -- but it can also be surprisingly straightforward.

Top 10 Secrets of a SQL Server Expert

Maintaining a SQL Server environment is a potentially complex endeavor. Here are 10 tips for ways you can minimize complexity and reduce stress.

Microsoft Taps SQL Server PDW To Boost Security Forensics

Microsoft published details this month about how it used its own Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 to improve the performance of its company-wide security monitoring system.

UPDATE: Microsoft SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse Hits Metal Next Month

The parallel data warehouse edition of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 R2 solution will soon see the light of day.

SQL Server 2008 SP2 Now Available

Microsoft today released Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Kills Key Components of the 'Oslo' Modeling Platform

It's no surprise that 'Oslo', also known as SQL Server Modeling, has not survived the on-going battle of competing data platform strategies at Microsoft.

Hurd Resurfaces at Oracle

Oracle has hired former HP CEO Mark Hurd as co-president.

Microsoft PowerPivot: Making Excel Analytics Work

A new component in SQL Server 2008 R2 gives users the autonomy to set up business intelligence functionality in Excel without taking control of the process away from IT.

Microsoft Offers New SQL Server Migration Tools

Microsoft today updated some of its free tools to help users move to Microsoft SQL Server and released a new Oracle MySQL migration tool.

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