Databases


Microsoft Announces SQL Server 2017 Launch

The latest SQL Server comes packed with support for Linux, automatic tuning and other enhancements that will enhance and simplify the use of the database platform.

Creating Azure SQL Databases with PowerShell and Azure Resource Manager Templates

Microsoft's premade templates allows for the deployment of SQL databases without having to use complex PowerShell commands.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 1

Microsoft on Monday announced that the first release candidate for SQL Server 2017 is now available to the public.

Microsoft's Latest Open Source Database Efforts On Display at Build

Microsoft highlighted its new Azure MySQL and PostgreSQL databases at this year's annual developer conference.

A Brave New World: Top Features Coming to SQL Server 2017

From Python to adaptive query optimization to the many cloud-focused changes (not to mention Linux!), Joey D'Antoni takes you through the major changes coming to SQL Server 2017.

Microsoft Ending Access Services for SharePoint Online

Microsoft plans to end Access Services for SharePoint Online, starting in June.

Open but Not Equal: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 vNext for Linux

The Linux version of Microsoft SQL Server 2016 v.Next is a viable option for customers who want to deploy the RDBMS on an open source platform, but the early previews lack some features of the core Windows version.

Microsoft Unveils SQL Server's Future

Microsoft packed a number of major announcements, including SP1 improvements and Linux support, in this month's key note address by Scott Guthrie at their Connect() virtual event.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 SP1

Microsoft today announced that the first service pack for SQL Server 2016 is now available.

Office 365 Business Subscription Plans To Get Microsoft Access

Microsoft plans to add Access to its Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium subscription plans.

Microsoft Access 2016 Now Supports dBase Database Format

Microsoft's Access database management software, as offered through Office 365 service plans, now supports the dBase file format, yet again.

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

Microsoft today announced that its elastic cloud computing platform Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available.

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Hits General Availability 

Microsoft's latest database platform arrived on schedule on Wednesday.

Microsoft Makes It Easier To Move SQL Server Licenses to Azure

Organizations with Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can now move their existing SQL Server licenses to Azure Virtual Machines using prebuilt images, Microsoft announced late last week.

Microsoft Azure SQL Data Warehouse Update Includes Azure Active Directory Authentication

Microsoft has updated its Azure SQL Data Warehouse service with several key new features including Azure Active Directory authentication.

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