PASS Day 1: SQL Server 2012 SP1 Now Available, PDW Coming in 2013

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the availability of the first new service pack for SQL Server 2012, along with other improvements to come.

Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud Now Supports RDS for SQL Server

Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) service is now supporting Amazon RDS for SQL Server, along with other enhancements, the company announced on Thursday.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 2 is available for download.

Microsoft Adds BI Capabilities to Excel and SharePoint 2013 Previews

Microsoft today outlined some finer points for testing business intelligence capabilities in the Excel 2013 and SharePoint 2013 previews.

Dell Wins Long Bidding War for Quest Software

The hardware giant beat out private equity investors with $2.4 billion offer as Dell moves to expand its software business.

Microsoft's Intune Beefs Up Cloud, Mobile Integration

Intune 3.0 is now available for download.

MySQL Databases Subject to Password Verification Flaw

The flaw, reported this week, could allow an incorrect password to be verified as correct due to an error in the token calculation, according to Sergei Golubchik, security coordinator for MariaDB, in a posted statement.

SQL Server 2012: Raising the Bar on Database Availability

Among many new features, Microsoft's new database management system is well-suited for applications that require uptime and portability.

Microsoft Releases SP2 Preview for SQL Server 2008 R2

Microsoft this week released a preview of its forthcoming Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2008 R2.

Amazon Web Services Extends Support for Microsoft Developers

Amazon's cloud services has now added options for Microsoft-focused developers that manage databases and applications.

SQL Server 2012 Released

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2012 was released for purchase.

SQL Server 2012 To Bring Some Price Hikes

SQL Server 2012 licensing price details are just beginning to take shape as Microsoft prepares to release the product on April 1.

First Look: Inside SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 will offer a variety of new features centered on big data, business intelligence and cloud computing.

SQL Server 2012 Hits Metal, Available for Evaluation

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2012 has hit its release-to-manufacturing milestone and is available for download and testing as an evaluation version.

Microsoft Cuts SQL Azure Storage Pricing

Microsoft decreased its SQL Azure pricing again, and added a new 100 MB database storage option.

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