SQL Server

Microsoft Ramps Up Big Data Efforts with Two New Products

Microsoft on Tuesday announced two new data platform products: the Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service (ISS) and the Analytics Platform System (APS).

SQL Server 2014 Hits General Availability

The latest release of Microsoft's database product, SQL Server 2014, became generally available on Tuesday, two weeks after being released to manufacturers.

Microsoft Adding SQL Server 2014 Support to SharePoint 2013

Microsoft last week announced a few changes -- some good and others less so -- coming to SharePoint, in addition to the new collaboration features expected to come in the second half of this year to SharePoint Online.

SQL Server 2014 RTMs, Will Hit General Availability in April

SQL Server 2014 was released to manufacturers (RTM) on Tuesday, and will be commercially released on April 1, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft To Release SQL Server 2012 SP2 'Later This Year'

Service Pack 2 (SP2) for SQL Server 2012 will arrive "later this year," Microsoft announced on Thursday.

Analysis: SQL Server 2012 Licensing Pitfalls and Strategies

A licensing expert recently gave advice on Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 licensing, which can come with some costly pitfalls.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 CTP2

The second community technology preview (CTP2) of Microsoft's SQL Server 2014 product is now available for testing, Microsoft announced Wednesday.

Microsoft Releases Windows Azure SQL Database Premium Preview

Microsoft launched the preview version of its Windows Azure SQL Database Premium service on Tuesday, in addition to releasing the July Windows Azure update.

Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2, SQL Server 2014 Hit Preview Stage

Public preview versions of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2 and SQL Server 2014 are now available, Microsoft announced Tuesday during the kickoff of TechEd Europe, taking place in Madrid.

Microsoft Details Next-Gen Server Releases, Unveils 'Windows Azure Pack'

Microsoft announced a slew of upcoming product updates during Monday's opening TechEd conference keynote in New Orleans.

Extended Support for SQL Server 2000 To End Tuesday

SQL Server 2000 will lose its "extended support" from Microsoft on Tuesday, April 9, when it reaches the end of its product lifecycle.

Microsoft Cuts Windows Azure Prices for SQL Reporting Services

Microsoft lowered Windows Azure price decrease last week for its SQL Reporting Services, which is used for business intelligence-type applications.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2012 SP1, Talks Self-Service BI

The first new service pack for SQL Server 2012 is now available, Microsoft announced on Wednesday at the annual PASS summit event being held this week in Seattle.

Office 365, SharePoint and SQL Server: Our Experts Weigh In

At the first Live! 360 conference, top experts will dive into an array of hot IT topics. Get a sneak preview here, as key presenters share their expertise with Redmond Channel Partner.

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2 Released

Service Pack 2 (SP2) of SQL Server 2008 R2 is now available for download, Microsoft announced Thursday.

SharePoint 2013, Excel 2013 Previews Get BI Boost

Microsoft on Monday outlined some finer points for organizations wanting to test the business intelligence (BI) capabilities available in the SharePoint 2013 and Excel 2013 previews released last week.

Microsoft Releases CTP of SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

Microsoft recently rolled out a community technology preview (CTP) of the forthcoming Service Pack 2 (SP2) for SQL Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Exec: Windows Azure Users Are in 'High Tens of Thousands'

A Microsoft executive explained the company's cloud-centric corporate strategy on Tuesday at a financial analyst event.

SQL Server 2012 Hits General Availability

SQL Server 2012 is now generally available, which means it's a purchasable final product, Microsoft announced on Monday.

SQL Server 2012 Licensing To Result in Price Hikes

SQL Server 2012 is expected to become generally available on April 1, but licensing price details for the product are just beginning to take shape.