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.
- By Andrew Peterson
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.
- By Joey D'Antoni
Microsoft today announced that the first service pack for SQL Server 2016 is now available.
Microsoft plans to add Access to its Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium subscription plans.
Microsoft's Access database management software, as offered through Office 365 service plans, now supports the dBase file format, yet again.
Microsoft today announced that its elastic cloud computing platform Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available.
Microsoft's latest database platform arrived on schedule on Wednesday.
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.
Enterprise NoSQL database provider MarkLogic Corporation unveiled a preview of the latest version of its namesake database platform at its 11th annual user conference last week.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft has updated its Azure SQL Data Warehouse service with several key new features including Azure Active Directory authentication.
Microsoft today announced that its next SQL Server version will hit general availability status on June 1.
In a blog posted on Friday, Microsoft announced that the final release candidate for SQL Server 2016 is now available.
Microsoft signaled the end of support today for its SQL Server 2005 product.
Microsoft's improbable partnership with the open source platform continues, as the company sets its aim for more Linux integration among its products and services.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft's SQL Server engineering team wants IT pros to keep up with cumulative update installations.