Databases


Microsoft Says SQL Server 2008 To Ship This Quarter

Redmond divulges tidbits of SQL Server 2008 release information at this week's Worldwide Partner Conference.

Greene Out at VMware

In a move that sent shock waves across the virtualization market, VMware's board of directors announced that Diane Greene, the company's co-founder, president and CEO, will be replaced by Paul Maritz, a 14-year veteran of Microsoft and head of EMC's Cloud Division.

Partners: An 'Essential' Element in Microsoft's SMB Plans

Microsoft used the occasion of its 2008 Worldwide Partner Conference today to announce that November 12 will be the official launch date of Windows Essential Server Solutions, which are all-in-one software solutions for small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) based on Windows Server 2008 and other Microsoft server technologies.

Microsoft Warns of ActiveX Exploit in Access

On Monday, a day ahead of its monthly patch release, Microsoft issued a security advisory specific to its database program in Microsoft Office.

Hyper-V Made Available

Microsoft's first major push into the virtualization space officially kicks off today, as Hyper-V has been released to manufacturing (RTM).

Microsoft Advisory Targets SQL Injection Attacks

Microsoft on Tuesday issued a new security advisory after the discovery of "a recent escalation in a class of attacks" targeting Web sites.

Majority of Data Breaches Go Unnoticed, Study Finds

Verizon Business reports that more than half of the data breaches on enterprise systems go undetected and are caused by general negligence and lax security.

Microsoft Announces New Master-Level Cert Track

Masters series aims to fill gap between Professional series and Architect series of certifications.

RC0 Version of SQL Server 2008 Available

Microsoft rolled out Release Candidate 0 (RC0) of SQL Server 2008, which is available for evaluation by developers and database administrators who want an early look at the relational database management system.

Microsoft Starts Global Rollout of Retail Consumer Web Sites

Microsoft Corp. is now selling its wares directly to consumers.

MySQL Gives .NET High Five

There was a lot of head scratching at this year's MySQL Conference and Expo when Microsoft was singled out for its contributions to open source development.

Will SQL Server 2008 Slip Again?

Microsoft's announcement that it will release SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) this summer raises the question: What's the status of SQL Server 2008?

Beta Update of Windows Home Server Offered

Microsoft has begun enlisting the support of beta testers for Windows Home Server Power Pack 1.

Will SQL Server 2008 Slip Again?

Microsoft's announcement that it will release SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) this summer raises the question: What's the status of SQL Server 2008?

Alliance Weighs In on Microsoft Interoperability

As reported last week, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), a group that advises the British government on education technology issues, referred a complaint to the European Commission about the impact of Microsoft's interoperability issues in education.

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