Databases


A Dozen SQL and Developer Exams To Be Retired in 2009

Microsoft blogger lists 12 exams for SQL Server 2000 and Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003 that will retire soon after support for those products ends.

Dynamics CRM 4.0 Launch Event Highlights 'Ease-of-Use'

Microsoft presented its latest customer relationship management (CRM) product, Dynamics CRM 4.0, this week.

HP Bundles Datacenter Services in Name of Efficiency

A report commissioned by Hewlett-Packard Company earlier this year suggests that a major issue for a third of the CIOs surveyed is unwieldy growth of datacenters in the next two to five years, particularly as the number of business services and applications that are deployed through them continues to head skyward.

VMware Supports BEA's Effort To Virtualize Java Apps

At last week's VMworld, BEA and VMware announced their partnership on a project to allow BEA's Java applications to work within virtual environments created with VMware's tools.

With Launch Show on Road, Microsoft Seeks Early Adoptors

One week after Microsoft officially launched the 2008 versions of Windows Server, Visual Studio and SQL Server, the company has taken its show on the road.

Microsoft and Google Square Off for Long-Term SaaS Battle

Microsoft and Google both recently added to their in-the-clouds application offerings.

Report: Microsoft Readying New SaaS Push

According to blogger Nicholas Carr, Microsoft may be preparing to make a major Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) announcement soon, possibly at its Mix '08 conference this week in Las Vegas

Sybase Updates Encryption Software for Windows Mobile Data

One of the biggest risks enterprises face in rolling out PDAs and smart phones is data getting into the wrong hands if a device is lost or stolen. Sybase Inc.'s iAnywhere business unit today is rolling out software it said will help corporate developers address that threat.

Microsoft Launches Key 2008 Products in Los Angeles

Redmond officially rolls out Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Los Angeles event.

Lattix 4.0 Management App Adds SQL Server Support

Lattix today is offering the latest version of its large-scale management and rearchitecting solution for service-oriented architectures and complex systems.

Sun Plans Open Source Buying Spree, Completes MySQL Deal

Sun Microsystems today said it has completed its $1 billion acquisition of open source database vendor MySQL and will move aggressively to acquire other open source vendors.

VMware Moves to Automation

One of the great things about virtualization is that it makes it incredibly easy to add a new server -- or 10, or 100 new servers.

.NET Developers Applaud Microsoft's Open Moves

While Microsoft's announcement yesterday that it will publish key APIs and share its communications protocols was met with skepticism by the European Commission and other critics, .NET developers we talked with welcomed the step that Redmond had defiantly resisted until now.

Study Highlights Use, Challenges, and Future of Virtualization

Although 54 percent of large enterprises around the globe rate management of their virtual server environment as a critical or high IT priority, fewer than half (45 percent) think their companies are doing it effectively, according to CA's global survey about virtualized environments released this week.

Microsoft Releases 'Feature Complete' SQL Server 2008 CTP

A fully baked beta release of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 is now available for testing.

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