SQL Server


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.

Google Cloud Boosts Support for Windows, Active Directory and SQL Server

Organizations running Windows and other Microsoft applications can now take advantage of improved integrations with the Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Microsoft Launches Azure Backup for SQL Server

Microsoft's Azure Backup for SQL Server solution, which is used to backup SQL Server when the relational database management system is housed on Azure datacenter virtual machines, became generally available this week.

Microsoft Acquires Open Source PostgreSQL Firm Citus Data

Microsoft this week acquired Citus Data, whose flagship offering is an extension that scales out the open source PostgreSQL relational database management system in datacenters.

Improvements Coming to Azure SQL, SQL Server 2019 Preview

A raft of improvements are coming to Microsoft's database products, including migration support to Azure SQL Database, Apache Kafka Support on Azure Event Hubs, Azure SQL Data Warehouse improvements and yet another preview of the coming SQL Server 2019 product.

SQL Server Cumulative Updates Go Bimonthly

Microsoft is changing a few things in the way it services SQL Server, starting with SQL Server 2017 and including the upcoming SQL Server 2019, which reached the preview stage at last month's Ignite conference.

Microsoft Begins Rollout of Project VAST Security Tool

Microsoft recently began offering Project VAST, which stands for "Visual Auditing Security Tool," to its Microsoft Premier customers.

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