Microsoft this week announced an roadmap shift to ODBC for SQL Server APIs.
For IT professionals dealing with databases, a few processes can ensure flexibility and stretch the limits of uptime.
- By Andrew Peterson
Microsoft released two community technology preview (CTP) test versions of its Hadoop connectors today, one that works with Microsoft's current flagship SQL Server and other with its data warehouse product.
Microsoft this week released community technology previews of a new Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008.
Microsoft today announced an update to SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse with other related news, including planned Hadoop support.
IT pros need to constantly update their skills in order to survive. Redmond asked experts -- and readers -- which skills and jobs have a solid future and which ones will crumble in the years to come. Here's what we found.
Microsoft on Monday announced the third community technology preview (CTP3) release of its next-generation SQL Server database management system, code-named "Denali," as well as SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1.
These technologies may not have been Microsoft originals, but today they bear the Redmond stamp.
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Business intelligence has long been the domain of big companies with lots of resources. Microsoft wants to change that, but it faces a daunting task.
- By Paul Korzeniowski
Integrate data from disparate sources into scorecards with rich data visualization for interactivity and workflow automation.
- By Joshua Hoffman
Sentrigo Hedgehog DBscanner offers enterprise-class vulnerability assessment and security scanning for databases.
- By J. Peter Bruzzese
Resolving locking issues with SQL Server 2008 R2 can be troublesome -- but it can also be surprisingly straightforward.
- By William R. Stanek
Maintaining a SQL Server environment is a potentially complex endeavor. Here are 10 tips for ways you can minimize complexity and reduce stress.
- By Paul S. Randal
Microsoft published details this month about how it used its own Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) edition of SQL Server 2008 R2 to improve the performance of its company-wide security monitoring system.