SQL Server


Microsoft Starts Selling 'Premium Assurance' for SQL Server, Windows Server

Organizations anticipating difficulties in carrying out future Windows Server or SQL Server upgrades can now purchase insurance-type plans from Microsoft.

Microsoft Adds 6 Years to Windows Server and SQL Server Support

Microsoft is extending its patching support for Windows Server or SQL Server products by six years with the introduction of new licensing models.

Microsoft's Azure Data Lake Service Hits General Availability

Azure Data Lake, Microsoft's service for "Big Data" massively parallel types of analyses, is now production-ready, Microsoft announced this week.

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 Released

Microsoft announced the first service pack (SP1) of its SQL Server 2016 product on Wednesday at its Connect() developer conference, taking place this week in New York.

Microsoft Adds Access to Office 365 Business Plans

Subscribers of Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium plans will soon be able to use the Microsoft Access relational database management system.

Microsoft Forms Massive AI Research Group

Microsoft this week announced the formation of a new business group aimed at fulfilling its goal, as CEO Satya Nadella stated at this week's Ignite conference, of "democratizing AI."

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft's elastic cloud computing platform, became generally available on Tuesday.

How Microsoft Partners Are Putting IoT into Action

The Internet of Things is everywhere. RCP looks at how Microsoft partners are getting involved and starting to make money in this burgeoning field.

Microsoft Helps Orgs Move Their SQL Licenses to Azure

Companies with Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can now use prebuilt images to move their existing SQL Server licenses to Azure Virtual Machines (VMs).

SQL Server 2016 Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft's next-generation database platform, SQL Server 2016, became generally available on Wednesday as scheduled.

Microsoft, SAP Ink Cloud Integration Deal

In one of their most extensive collaboration efforts, Microsoft and SAP this week announced a broad partnership to integrate Azure and Office 365 with the SAP HANA data platform.

SQL Server 2016 To Hit General Availability in June

Microsoft's next-generation relational database operating system will become publicly available on June 1, the company announced Monday.

SQL Server 2016 Nears Completion with 'Final' Release Candidate

Microsoft recently issued the final release candidate (RC) of its upcoming SQL Server 2016 product.

Microsoft Pulls Plug on SQL Server 2005 Support

Tuesday marked the end of SQL Server 2005's "extended support" phase, meaning Microsoft's 10-year-old database server will no longer get patch support from the company.

Google Joins Microsoft, AWS in Machine Learning Fray

Google this week unveiled its Google Cloud Machine Learning offering, pitting it against machine learning (ML) services from cloud rivals Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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