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.
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.
- By Joey D'Antoni
Microsoft released a preview of SQL Server 2016 that can be downloaded today.
Microsoft republished Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2014 on Thursday.
Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 this week, but later pulled it after install errors surfaced.
Organizations running SQL Server 2005 have less than a year before the product's lifecycle support will come to an end.
Microsoft released multiple Azure products and previews yesterday, with lots of Active Directory improvements.
Microsoft has rolled out two new cloud-based solutions in recent days, including Disaster Recovery to Azure and Redis Cache services.
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 has rolled out another version of SQL Server 2008, dubbed Release 2 Service Pack 3.
- By Michael Domingo
The first step is to understand the nature of performance monitoring software.
- By Denny Cherry
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 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.
The question leads to an even more important question: do your users care?
- By Denny Cherry
Microsoft announced this week that it is having problems with ISO releases of SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 2.