SQL Server


Microsoft Cutting Off SQL Server 2005 Support Next Year

Microsoft warned on Monday that SQL Server 2005 will lose "extended support" on April 12, 2016, meaning Microsoft will no longer issue updates and security patches for the product after that date.

Microsoft Aims To Bolster Power BI with Datazen Acquisition

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that it has acquired Datazen Software, a Toronto-based startup that provides mobile business intelligence (BI) solutions.

Microsoft To Optimize Windows 10 and Azure for 'Internet of Things'

Microsoft on Monday talked up its "Internet of Things" (IoT) vision, and the roles that its Azure and Windows products will play in it.

Microsoft Azure Machine Learning Hits General Availability

Microsoft's browser-based predictive analytics service, Azure Machine Learning (ML), is now generally available, the company announced on Wednesday.

How Microsoft Partners Can Master the 'Internet of Things'

IoT is often mentioned as the next great market opportunity. It also happens that Microsoft partners are uniquely positioned to help their customers embrace IoT. The challenge is getting customers to understand that they've got an IoT problem.

New Microsoft Azure SQL Database Tiers Hit General Availability

After nearly four months in preview, the new service tiers for Microsoft's relational Database as a Service offering became live on Wednesday.

New Azure SQL Database Service Tiers Coming September

Microsoft is planning to roll out its new service tiers for Azure SQL Database sometime next month with a new pricing plan, the company said on Wednesday.

With Azure ML, Microsoft Lowers the Barriers to Predictive Analytics

The cloud-based service would let partners deploy complex machine-learning models for their customers in a matter of hours, instead of months.

Microsoft Launches Azure Search Preview, Other Improvements

Microsoft last week rolled out preview releases of Azure DocumentDB and Azure Search, as well as announced the general availability of Azure HDInsight.

Microsoft Picks Startups for 'Internet of Things'-Themed Accelerator

Microsoft on Wednesday announced the 10 startup firms that will participate in its first home automation-focused accelerator.

Microsoft Readying Azure Machine Learning Service Preview

"Azure ML," Microsoft's new machine learning service based on its Azure cloud platform, will launch as a preview next month, the company said Monday.

SQL Server 2012 SP2 Released to Manufacturing

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for its SQL Server 2012 product has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Cloud-Based Database Backup and Disaster Recovery Gaining Steam

A Microsoft-sponsored study indicates that businesses are showing growing interest in cloud-based services for database backup and disaster recovery scenarios.

Microsoft Describes 'Internet of Things' Vision, Issues Azure ISS Limited Preview

As part of Microsoft's "Internet of things" (IoT) vision, the company this month announced a limited public preview of its Azure Intelligent Systems Service (ISS).

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Getting More Service Tiers

Microsoft is adding new preview service tiers to Microsoft Azure SQL Database, the company said on Thursday.

RCP Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.