SQL Server

About-Face on Vista Virtualization Licensing

Microsoft has done an about-face on virtualization licensing for Windows Vista and decided to maintain the status quo.

Microsoft Partnering With GigaSpaces

Microsoft Corp. has partnered with Israel-based GigaSpaces Technologies Ltd. to bundle the vendor's extreme transaction processing middleware with a Microsoft front-end and enterprise grid. The agreement is on the heels of GigaSpaces' announcement of version 6.0 of its flagship data grid and caching platform, expected in September.

Lotus-to-Microsoft Migration Tool Offered

Unify Corp. is offering a product that lets companies switch their IBM Lotus Notes e-mail and collaboration applications to the Microsoft Office system.

Quest Upgrades SQL Server 2005 Offerings

Continuing its support of Microsoft SQL Server and SQL Server 2005, Quest Software recently unveiled its latest offering, Change Director for SQL Server, as well as upgrades to its Performance Analysis for SQL Server 6.0 and Toad SQL Server 3.0.

Business Intelligence a Key for SQL Server 2008

Developers can now take a first hand look at Microsoft’s next major upgrade of its flagship database platform. The company this week released the first CTP of SQL Server 2008, until now known as Katmai.

Microsoft Branches Off Architect Cert for DBAs

The company develops MCA title for DBAs who want to showcase their database architecting skills.

SQL Server 2008 CTP Released

Microsoft announced release of the first community technology preview of SQL Server 2008 at the Microsoft TechEd Conference in Orlando.

It's the Networking, Stupid

A sneak peek at the upcoming Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Denver, the channel's biggest networking opportunity of the year.

Close the Deal on Lotus Migrations

With every Exchange release, Microsoft touts the opportunity for Lotus conversions. Now that SharePoint is in the mix, partners see more potential than ever before.

Next Version of SQL Server Slated for 2008

Microsoft kicked off its first-ever Business Intelligence (BI) Conference in Seattle with a keynote speech by Business Division President Jeff Raikes, who spoke in general terms about Microsoft’s efforts to integrate existing products into businesses processes, without offering much in the way of specifics.

Legacy Microsoft Products Get Security Support

Shavlik Technologies is offering a free download of its network solution to detect security misconfigurations and missing critical updates in older installed Microsoft products.

AmberPoint Awarded Gold Partner Status From Microsoft

Company recognized for its governance solution, which helps manage enterprise applications in a service-oriented architecture.

MS Ships Hotfix for Latest SQL Service Pack

Just two weeks after shipping a major new service pack for SQL Server 2005, Microsoft is having to issue a hotfix to correct a problem some customers experienced with the update.

MS Ships SQL Server 2005 SP2

Microsoft announced Monday it is shipping Service Pack 2, or SP2, of SQL Server 2005 -- an update that brings its premier database server current with features in Windows Vista and Office 2007.

Microsoft Releases SaaS Sample App

For those who are interested in Microsoft's plans for software as a service (SaaS), the company has published a sample application illustrating how it's done.

SQL 2005: The Integrated Stack Is Back

Is all this integration among Microsoft components good for customers?

Get Set for SQL Server 2005

With improvements in business intelligence and development tools, on top of greatly enhanced performance, Microsoft's long-awaited database should present ample partner opportunity.

Users Latch on to SQL Reporting Tool

SQL Server Reporting Services earns solid if not stellar marks from early adopters—and you can't beat the price.

Hacking SQL Server

SQL Injection is a fairly new method of hacking your database. Learn how it’s done—and how to protect yourself.

Master of Query Performance

Add Query Analyzer, SQL Profiler, Performance Monitor and good query-writing habits to your bag of tricks, and you may never have to worry about performance complaints again.