May 2006 - SQL Server 2005 Is a Winner

Redmond magazine's 2006 Readers' Choice Awards; Part II of Tour de SQL -- administrative features; 20 portable apps; Microsoft Live report card; and more.


Tour de SQL Part II: Administrative Features

Every year, the Tour de France is won or lost in the mountains. In this stage of our tour of SQL Server 2005, we look at the critical administrative features that make or break the new database.

The Best of the Best: Redmond's 2006 Readers' Choice Awards

Find out how your favorite tools fared in more than 40 categories.

SQL Server 2005 Is the One to Beat

Super-fast performance, robust toolset and better security options make Microsoft's latest database management system a must for most shops.

Productivity on the Go

Never install software again! We look at 20 top portable apps, from office suites to IP scanners.


InfoUSA Licenses Database to Microsoft

Microsoft has agreed to license infoUSA's business listings database to beef up the software company's online local search offerings.

Microsoft Expands Local Search Into U.K.

Microsoft Corp. is expanding its local, photo-based search service into the United Kingdom, and adding traffic information for the U.S. service.

BlackBerry Coming to China

The company behind the BlackBerry on Thursday said it will launch its mobile e-mail service in China, where it already has homegrown competition: the Redberry.

Google Shows Off "Co-op"

Google Inc. on Wednesday fired another salvo aimed at maintaining the lead in Internet search while making its software more accessible outside Web browsers in its ongoing duel with rivals Microsoft Corp. and Yahoo Inc.

Hasta La Vista

Is the latest Vista slip a disaster or just a distraction?

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