SQL Server


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit 5.0 Released

Microsoft last week released the next version of a free tool that provides upgrade advice for those using the company's flagship software products.

Microsoft Unveils Windows Small Business Server Previews

Microsoft on Monday announced two new "previews" to come for its Windows Small Business Server product suite.

Coming This Fall: Windows Azure Cloud Appliances

Addressing one of the key objectives of cloud computing, Microsoft today said its Windows Azure platform will be available as an appliance that can run on customer and partner premises.

Microsoft Offers Evaluation Kit for 2010 Products

Microsoft is offering a kit designed to streamline the evaluation process for orgs considering its new software products.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Released to IT Pros

Microsoft released versions of SQL Server 2008 R2 products to IT professionals on Monday.

Multi-Purpose DB Tool on Tap

Microsoft: SQL Server 2008 R2 will be generally available this month.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Hits RTM, Release in May

Microsoft today announced that SQL Server 2008 R2 has achieved release-to-manufacturing status and will be released in May worldwide.

Report: Windows Server Becoming a Mainframe Contender

Organizations are moving more toward using x86-based servers running Windows to handle their business-critical workloads.

SQL Server 2008 R2 'Madison' Undergoing Final Tests

Microsoft on Friday announced that it had released the final Parallel Data Warehouse version of SQL Server 2008 R2 to testers.

Microsoft Dropping Itanium Support

Microsoft plans to end the support it provides on three of its flagship software products for Intel's Itanium processor.

SQL Server 2008 R2: April Launch Brings May Release

Even though the product will actually hit the market sometime in May, Microsoft will kick off a "launch tour" of SQL Server 2008 R2 on April 21, 2010.

Microsoft To Release New SQL Server Service Packs

Microsoft on Friday announced when it will release new service packs for two of its SQL Server products.

Windows 8 Release Date Possibly Leaked

A former Microsoft employee apparently disclosed RTM dates for future Microsoft products, including "Office 2012," "Windows Server 2012" and "Windows 8."

Oracle-Sun Deal Gets Green Light

The European Commission today cleared Oracle's $7.4 billion agreement to acquire Sun Microsystems, paving the way for the two companies to close the deal.

SQL Server 2008 R2 To Ship in May

Microsoft on Tuesday said SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database, will be generally available in May.

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.

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.