SQL Server


Microsoft Readies SQL Server 2022 for Release

Microsoft last week announced that its upcoming SQL Server 2022 Release Candidate (RC) 0 is now available.

Microsoft and Oracle Announce Database Partnership

Oracle Database Service for Microsoft Azure, a joint venture between Microsoft and Oracle, is now generally available.

Microsoft Ends SQL Server 2012 Support

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it will no longer be supporting SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2022 Public Preview Coming This Year

Microsoft said that SQL Server 2022 is nearing a public preview release, and is set for sometime later this year.

Microsoft Adds Data Loss Prevention Alerts to Compliance Toolbox

The latest part of Microsoft's overall compliance tooling is its Data Loss Prevention Alerts Dashboard, now generally available.

Microsoft Acquires ADRM To Boost Azure Data Capabilities

Microsoft is acquiring ADRM Software Inc. for an undisclosed amount and incorporating the entire team into its Microsoft Azure global engineering business.

Microsoft Makes SQL Server 2019 Generally Available

Microsoft released the latest version of its flagship relational database, SQL Server 2019, during its 2019 Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

Microsoft Unveils SQL Server IoT 2019, Other IoT Advances

Microsoft expanded its IoT lineup this week, announcing the general availability of NXP support in Windows 10 IoT Core and the forthcoming release of SQL Server IoT 2019.

Microsoft Rolls Out SQL Server 2019 RC 'Refresh'

A release candidate of the forthcoming SQL Server 2019 product can now be downloaded from Microsoft's Evaluation Center page.

Microsoft: Updated Azure SQL Database SLA Is Industry Best

Microsoft claims its new service-level agreement for Azure SQL Database offers the most guaranteed uptime compared to its competitors.

Microsoft Boosts Data Governance Chops with BlueTalon Acquisition

BlueTalon, a provider of data governance and compliance solutions, has been acquired by Microsoft for an undisclosed amount.

Clock Winds Down on SQL Server 2008/R2 Security Support

SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 will no longer receive security patches from Microsoft as of Tuesday, July 9.

Traditional Database Management Losing Ground to Cloud

The database management system (DBMS) market's growth is increasingly being driven by cloud services, not by more traditional on-premises systems.

Azure Backup for SQL Server 2008 Released to Preview

Microsoft's Azure Backup service can now support SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2.

Azure Takes Center Stage in Nadella's Wide-Ranging Build Keynote

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella kicked off the 2019 Build conference on Monday by describing his company's four distinct platform opportunities for development.