Probably. Microsoft has not allowed SQL Server 2000 to flail in the market as the company's top database developers work on the sexier Yukon project. Instead Microsoft has steadily added important functionality to SQL 2000 such as 64-bit support, notification services and, later this year, enterprise reporting. SQL 2000 isn't the same product today that shipped in the Fall of 2000.
And analysts say that Microsoft's market share gains with SQL owe largely to the product's strength in small and medium enterprises and within departments at larger organizations. There are no signs that database growth in those sectors will slow or will stop favoring SQL Server.
IT professionals overseeing operations in organizations increasingly will need developer expertise associated with cloud services as well, according to an IDC study, announced on Monday.
Microsoft was ordered to pay $20 million and take measures to assure child privacy under the terms of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), per a Monday U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announcement.
Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online and the Outlook on the Web App, were disrupted on Monday, June 5 due to a problematic Microsoft service update.
Microsoft is ending support for Cortana -- the company's voice-activated virtual assistant -- in Windows 10 and 11.
Here's how to set up your own developer account (no, you don't need to be a developer to take advantage of it).
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