SQL Server


MySQL Gives .NET High Five

There was a lot of head scratching at this year's MySQL Conference and Expo when Microsoft was singled out for its contributions to open source development.

Will SQL Server 2008 Slip Again?

Microsoft's announcement that it will release SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 3 (SP3) this summer raises the question: What's the status of SQL Server 2008?

Alliance Weighs In on Microsoft Interoperability

As reported last week, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta), a group that advises the British government on education technology issues, referred a complaint to the European Commission about the impact of Microsoft's interoperability issues in education.

Windows Essential Server Previews Announced

A preview version of the server for small-to-medium businesses is now available, according to a Microsoft announcement that included pricing and licensing details.

Study: Top Web Application Vulnerabilities Remain Unfixed

Organizations still aren't doing enough to protect their data from Web application vulnerabilities, according to a study released Tuesday by security firm Cenzic.

Data-Focused Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 SP1 Betas Released

On Monday Microsoft released the Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 beta bits for public download.

Microsoft Sets Sights on Data Mining Dominance

Redmond hopes to challenge SAS Institute and SPSS for data mining and predictive analytic bragging rights.

Report: Microsoft Meeting with Time Warner Regarding AOL

Just two days after walking away from its $49.6 billion bid for Yahoo, the Times Online U.K. is reporting that Microsoft is meeting with Time Warner executives regarding a possible bid for America Online -- the very company Yahoo turned to in a possible attempt to stave off the takeover bid from Redmond.

Web Developers Left Holding the Bag on SQL Injection Attacks

Microsoft is claiming that an injection attack vulnerability discovered late last week and made public this week related to the popular business database application SQL, is not the company's fault but may lie with lax Web developers.

Microsoft's Revenues Flat in 3Q 2008 Report

Microsoft had flat revenue results as reflected in its third-quarter 2008 report.

Microsoft Investigating LocalSystem Access Bug

Security personnel in Redmond are investigating a newly reported zero-day bug vulnerability in Microsoft operating systems and server systems.

Microsoft Plans MSDN Revamp

Microsoft is finally tuning up its Microsoft Developer Network site and promises to resolve long-running frustrations developers have encountered working with it.

SQL Server 2005 SP3 Expected in Summer '08

Microsoft announced through two blogs that it plans to release the next service pack to SQL Server 2005, Service Pack 3 (SP3).

MySQL Keynote: An Open Source Love Fest

Sun Microsystems's acquisition of MySQL was "a billion-dollar vote for the LAMP stack."

XML Database Server Up for Common Criteria Certification

Mark Logic Corp. has submitted its Extensible Markup Language (XML) database server for Common Criteria certification.

SQL Server 2008 To Offer Spatial Data Type Support

sQL Server 2008 offers new support for spatial data types that some analysts say should deliver a real boost to geospatial applications and data sharing.

Microsoft Reveals More About Rosario

This week, Microsoft offered its first public glimpse of the next release of Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), Redmond's next-generation integrated application lifecycle management suite, though the company is still not committing to any deliverables.

Microsoft's Upcoming Database Release An Expanding Database

SQL Server 2008 is adding functionality in all directions, opening new opportunity areas for partners. One area that isn't growing: the price tag.

A Place For Everyone

Microsoft's renamed server group -- including the products formerly known as 'Centro' and 'Cougar' -- target SMBs at every level.

Idera Keeps Dynamics Data Locked Down

SQL tools developer Idera now has a version of its SQL backup and recovery software that keeps Microsoft Dynamics data secured.