Databases


SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to IT Pros

Microsoft released versions of SQL Server 2008 R2 products to IT professionals on Monday.

Secrets of the Data Sync Masters: Your Guide To Data Sync Solutions

Most IT pros have multiple machines, but keeping files in sync can be a challenge.

Hands-On With Office Communications Server

So recently, it was just a short hop from here to the Waltham, Mass., offices of Microsoft, where I enjoyed the Customer Immersion Experience and saw many 2010 products up close and personal. They even made me use them!

SQL Server 2008 R2 Hits RTM, Release in May

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.

Report: Windows Server Becoming a Mainframe Contender

Organizations are moving more toward using x86-based servers running Windows to handle their business-critical workloads.

Microsoft Dropping Itanium Support

Microsoft plans to end the support it provides on three of its flagship software products for Intel's Itanium processor.

SQL Server 2008 R2 'Madison' Undergoing Final Tests

Microsoft on Friday announced that it had released the final Parallel Data Warehouse version of SQL Server 2008 R2 to testers.

SQL Server 2008 R2: April Launch Brings May Release

Even though the product will actually hit the market sometime in May, Microsoft will kick off a "launch tour" of SQL Server 2008 R2 on April 21, 2010.

Ballmer Guns for the Cloud

Microsoft is betting its business on cloud computing, which will power everything from the Xbox and Windows Phone 7 to Windows, Office and a massive data center in a box.

SQL Q&A: Users Questions Answered

Exploring distributed transactions, performance counters and SQL backups.

Azure and BPOS: Clearing the Fog Around Microsoft's Cloud Computing Offerings

A closer look at the Windows Azure Platform and the Business Productivity Online Suite.

Building Massively Scalable Grids

When done right, Enterprise Data Grids offer utility-style computing and easy expansion.

Microsoft To Release New SQL Server Service Packs

Microsoft on Friday announced when it will release new service packs for two of its SQL Server products.

Oracle Outlines Sun Integration Plan

Oracle on Wednesday laid out its plans for integrating Sun's software and hardware systems into its own product lineup.

Windows 8 Release Date Possibly Leaked

A former Microsoft employee apparently disclosed RTM dates for future Microsoft products, including "Office 2012," "Windows Server 2012" and "Windows 8."

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