Databases


UPDATE: SQL Server Tools CTP To Begin in January

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) on Monday unveiled a limited private community technology preview (CTP) of "SQL Server Application and Multi-Server Management [tools], as part of the SQL Server codename 'Kilimanjaro,'" according to a PASS spokesperson.

'Kilimanjaro' SQL Server CTP To Begin in January

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) unveiled a limited community technology preview (CTP) of "Kilimanjaro," which is expected to begin in January.

UPDATE: DataDirect Releases ADO.NET Drivers

DataDirect Technologies this week upgraded its ADO.NET database drivers, which provide connectivity between .NET-based applications and DBMSes from Oracle, IBM, Microsoft and Sybase.

Microsoft Exec Lays Out Enterprise Strategy at Barclays Event

Microsoft server and tools exec Bob Kelly told an investment banker audience how Microsoft plans to take advantage of opportunities in the enterprise IT market.

Multicore Chips Hitting 'Memory Wall,' Report Says

The silicon industry's plans to use multiple processor cores on the same chip to improve computer processing performance may have hit a bump on supercomputing highway.

IT Security: Expect More Misery in 2009

This year, the IT industry reached an inflection point, where more new malicious programs were created than useful ones.

A Fix for Database Orphans

A common problem when restoring databases is making orphans of users. Here's a quick solution.

Web PI Gains XP, Windows 2003 Support

Facing criticism that the beta of its Web Platform Installer didn't support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, Microsoft addressed that complaint with the release candidate made available yesterday.

IBM-Based Systems Top List of 'Greenest' Supercomputers

The latest iteration of the Green500 list was released at the SC08 supercomputing conference in Austin, Texas.

ISO - IEC Publishes Office Open XML Standard

ISO/IEC on Tuesday published the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format standard, formally known as ISO/IEC 29500:2008.

Dynamics NAV 2009 Coming Next Month

Microsoft exec Kirill Tatarinov on Wednesday described some new features to expect in the forthcoming Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009 enterprise resource planning solution.

Ballmer Spotlights R&D at Microsoft Shareholder Meeting

Microsoft held its Shareholder meeting for 2008 on Wednesday, and shareholders approved all nine board-member nominees on the proxy slate.

Microsoft Demos New SQL Server Features at PASS

Microsoft today previewed the ability to centrally manage applications and resources in the planned upgrade of SQL Server, code-named "Kilimanjaro."

Yang To Step Down as Yahoo CEO

Jerry Yang is transitioning out as Yahoo's CEO, but he will continue on as a member of the board, according to an announcement issued late on Monday by the online search and advertising company.

Intel Exec Thanked Ballmer for Vista Capable Help

Court documents may contain a "smoking gun" reference to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's participation in a crucial decision to downgrade capabilities needed to gain Windows Vista Capable certification in new PCs.

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