SQL Server


Microsoft Woos MySQL Users with Migration Tool

A free toolkit helps database users migrate from MySQL to Microsoft's SQL Server database on-premise or in the cloud.

Microsoft Begins Commercial Rollout of Azure Cloud Services

Microsoft is starting the initial phase of commercializing its cloud computing platform this month.

Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialized Debuts

New program includes partner specializations, resources and a bigger emphasis on social media.

IBM Acquires Guardium, Adds Real-Time Compliance to Databases

IBM on Monday said it has acquired Guardium, a leading supplier of real-time database application monitoring software.

SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP is Feature-Complete

First release of Microsoft's flagship database in two years offers substantial scalability gains.

Microsoft Readies SQL Server 2008 R2 Feature-Complete Preview

Microsoft on Tuesday said it will release the feature-complete preview of SQL Server 2008 R2, the first major upgrade of its flagship database platform in nearly two years.

Microsoft, Amazon Poised for Cloud Battle

Just weeks before Microsoft is expected to launch SQL Azure, Amazon on Tuesday said it will let customers host relational data in its EC2 cloud service using MySQL.

Huge October Security Patch Arrives

October has proved to be the month of record, landing one whopper of a Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft and Capgemini Ink ERP Partner Deal

Microsoft and Capgemini announced a partnership deal on Friday that aims to better integrate Microsoft's software with SAP's enterprise resource planning solutions.

Vendors Rip Microsoft Over Alleged Security Issues

Software security vendors like to point to glitches in Microsoft products, but they don't always get much acknowledgment from Redmond.

The Allure of Azure

With a competitive pricing model established and different licensing options on the table, partners are starting to see how Microsoft's cloud-computing offering can drive new business.

Microsoft Targets Retailers with Dynamics POS 2009

Features of partner-delivered, next-generation point-of-sale solution include smart search and security-enhanced payment processing.

Microsoft Bridges PHP to ADO.NET Data Services

In its latest bid to show its support for PHP, Microsoft late last week released a toolkit that will bridge the popular scripting language to .NET-based data-driven applications.

Microsoft Offers SQL Server 2008 R2 Test Bits

Subscribers to Microsoft's TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network services can now get their hands on the first community technology preview of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Hits New Lows in 4Q Report

Microsoft's financials continued to decline, with the company reporting $13.1 billion in revenue for its fiscal fourth-quarter -- a 17 percent decrease compared with last year's fourth quarter.