SQL Server


Microsoft Makes 'SQL Server 2012' Official at PASS Summit

Microsoft has officially dropped the "Denali" code name from its next-generation relational database management system, which is now called simply "SQL Server 2012."

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft released Service Pack 3 (SP3) for SQL Server 2008 on Thursday, about one year after the release of SP2.

Microsoft vs. the World: Can Microsoft Knock Out Its 6 Biggest Rivals?

At the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference, Microsoft COO Kevin Turner singled out and attacked six strategic rivals. Does Microsoft have what it takes to compete and win against Apple, Google, Cisco, Oracle, Salesforce.com and VMware?

Microsoft Releases CTPs of SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft on Monday released community technology previews (CTPs) of a new Service Pack 3 (SP3) being developed for various versions of SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Adds Office 365 Assessment Capabilities to MAP 6.0

Microsoft has added cloud assessment capabilities, including the ability to assess if a computing environment is ready to migrate to Office 365, to the free Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 6.0 (MAP 6.0), which became generally available on Monday.

Microsoft Releases CTP3 of SQL Server 'Denali'

Microsoft also released the first service pack (SP1) of the current SQL Server 2008 R2, though its announcement took a back seat to all of the WPC news this week.

Microsoft Outlines System Center Orchestrator 2012 Updates

Upcoming improvements to Microsoft's System Center Orchestrator 2012 were announced at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles today.

For Some ISVs, Microsoft's BI Shortcomings Are an Opportunity

Microsoft ISVs Strategy Companion and SwiftKnowledge are intent on filling in the gaps in Microsoft's BI offerings, which, the two companies say, are functional enough but appeal to only a subset of potential Microsoft BI consumers.

Microsoft Gold Partner Enterhost Debuts Cloud-Based Services

Enterhost, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner based in Fort Worth, Texas, recently rolled out four new cloud services based around Microsoft's cloud platform.

Study: Security Not Priority for Cloud Providers, Users

Security is not a top priority for cloud computing vendors and customers, according to a recent CA Technologies-sponsored survey by the Ponemon Institute.

Top 10 Microsoft Products: Partners Rate What's Most Important

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Which components of Microsoft's 350-strong product portfolio are the most important to its partners' businesses? To find the answer, we asked the partners themselves -- over 500 of them -- to pick the 10 they and their customers can't go without.

HP and Microsoft Roll Out Appliances

The two companies deliver on their $250 million, three-year pact to jointly develop integrated datacenter solutions.

Microsoft SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse 3.0 Debuts

Microsoft announced a new set of reference architectures designed for partners building Fast Track data warehouse products.

HP and Microsoft Roll Out Appliances

One year after announcing a $250 million, three-year pact to deliver next-generation data center technology, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Microsoft today unveiled five appliances that offer Exchange and SQL Server in turnkey configurations.

Next SQL Server Reaches CTP Stage

Improvements coming to Web-based data viewing, high availability and query performance.

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