SQL Server 2016 Preview Reveals Path to Azure and Big Data

The next version of the Microsoft flagship database promises to add dynamic extensions to Azure and real time links between structured and unstructured data.

Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2016 CTP 3, Azure Data Lake Preview and More

Joseph Sirosh, Microsoft's new Data Group head, today announced a new CTP of SQL Server 2016, along with a preview of Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics services and a preview of Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Top 7 Features Coming to SQL Server 2016

SQL 2016 has a number of major enhancements which will help whether or not you are implementing on-prem, in Azure or in a hybrid model.

Microsoft Releases Preview of SQL Server 2016

Microsoft released a preview of SQL Server 2016 that can be downloaded today.

SQL Server 2014 SP1 Reissued by Microsoft

Microsoft republished Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2014 on Thursday.

Microsoft Pulls SQL Server 2014 SP1 Due to Install Problems

Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 this week, but later pulled it after install errors surfaced.

SQL Server 2005 Losing Microsoft Product Support Next Year

Organizations running SQL Server 2005 have less than a year before the product's lifecycle support will come to an end.

New Azure Releases by Microsoft Include Active Directory Enhancements

Microsoft released multiple Azure products and previews yesterday, with lots of Active Directory improvements.

Microsoft Azure Gets Disaster Recovery and Cache Support

Microsoft has rolled out two new cloud-based solutions in recent days, including Disaster Recovery to Azure and Redis Cache services.

SQL Server 2008 SP4 Released

After releasing SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 earlier in the week, Microsoft followed up with the release of the final service pack for the first revision of SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Releases Final SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack

Microsoft has rolled out another version of SQL Server 2008, dubbed Release 2 Service Pack 3.

Finding Storage Performance Problems in SQL Server

The first step is to understand the nature of performance monitoring software.

Microsoft Azure Gets Database and Search Services Additions

Microsoft announced a few Azure improvements today that may be of interest for data analysts or developers needing to connect applications to databases or search services.

Microsoft Fixes Flawed ISOs of SQL Server 2012 SP2

Microsoft indicated late last week that it has fixed a problem with SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2 that may have affected some of its TechNet or MSDN subscribers.

Are Too Many SQL Server Indexes Hurting Your Performance?

The question leads to an even more important question: do your users care?

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