Databases


Microsoft Makes It Easier To Move SQL Server Licenses to Azure

Organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can now move their existing SQL Server licenses to Azure Virtual Machines using prebuilt images, Microsoft announced late last week.

MarkLogic 9 Preview: New Security and Semantic Capabilities

Enterprise NoSQL database provider MarkLogic Corporation unveiled a preview of the latest version of its namesake database platform at its 11th annual user conference last week.

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Update Includes Azure Active Directory Authentication

Microsoft has updated its Azure SQL Data Warehouse service with several key new features including Azure Active Directory authentication.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 To Be Released June 1

Microsoft today announced that its next SQL Server version will hit general availability status on June 1.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 RC3

In a blog posted on Friday, Microsoft announced that the final release candidate for SQL Server 2016 is now available.

SQL Server 2005 Product Support Has Expired

Microsoft signaled the end of support today for its SQL Server 2005 product.

SQL Server's Road to Linux

Microsoft's improbable partnership with the open source platform continues, as the company sets its aim for more Linux integration among its products and services.

Microsoft Changes Patch Policy on SQL Server Cumulative Updates

Microsoft's SQL Server engineering team wants IT pros to keep up with cumulative update installations.

Microsoft's SQL Server 2016 Hits Release Candidate 1 Milestone

SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate (RC) 1 is now available, nearly feature-complete, according to Microsoft.

Evaluating Microsoft's SQL Server on Linux Gamble

Plus: Will Microsoft's courtship of Oracle customers be successful?

Microsoft Courting Oracle Users with SQL Server 2016

Microsoft laid out the case for enterprises to ditch Oracle's database system for its own at this week's Data Driven conference in New York City.

Microsoft Bringing SQL Server 2016 to Linux

Microsoft on Monday announced that its SQL Server 2016 database system will be coming to the Linux platform.

Microsoft Support Ending in 2016 for IE, .NET Framework and SQL Server Versions

The year 2016 will see the end of "extended support" for some Microsoft products.

Microsoft Buys Big Data Analytics Startup Metanautix

Microsoft announced the acquisition of Metanautix today, a three-year-old startup company that makes a Big Data analytics solution.

Microsoft Releases Latest SQL Server 2012 Service Pack

Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 is now available.

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