SQL Server


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.

Huge October Security Patch Arrives

October has proved to be the month of record, landing one whopper of a Patch Tuesday.

Microsoft and Capgemini Ink ERP Partner Deal

Microsoft and Capgemini announced a partnership deal on Friday that aims to better integrate Microsoft's software with SAP's enterprise resource planning solutions.

Vendors Rip Microsoft Over Alleged Security Issues

Software security vendors like to point to glitches in Microsoft products, but they don't always get much acknowledgment from Redmond.

Microsoft Targets Retailers with Dynamics POS 2009

Features of partner-delivered, next-generation point-of-sale solution include smart search and security-enhanced payment processing.

The Allure of Azure

With a competitive pricing model established and different licensing options on the table, partners are starting to see how Microsoft's cloud-computing offering can drive new business.

Microsoft Combines Groups to Bring Database Development and Modeling Together

Microsoft is merging its Data Programmability and Connected Systems Group.

Microsoft Offers SQL Server 2008 R2 Test Bits

Subscribers to Microsoft's TechNet and Microsoft Developer Network services can now get their hands on the first community technology preview of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2.

Microsoft Hits New Lows in 4Q Report

Microsoft's financials continued to decline, with the company reporting $13.1 billion in revenue for its fiscal fourth-quarter -- a 17 percent decrease compared with last year's fourth quarter.

Intel's Xeon Adds Metal to Microsoft Dynamics CRM

Microsoft and Intel on Wednesday touted the ability of Microsoft Dynamics CRM to expand to meet multiple user needs when powered by Intel's Xeon 5500 processor.

Cloud Computing: Share and Share Alike

Programs: Microsoft opens data services component of the Azure platform, called Project Huron, to customers for testing.

A Grudging Admission that This Is a Major Launch Wave

Almost every aspect of the Microsoft stack -- from OSes to tools to apps -- is up for renewal in the coming year.

Tech-Ed: Windows Timeline Unveiled at Keynote

The opening keynote address at Tech-Ed on Monday featured Bill Veghte, senior vice president of Windows business, who described a number of upcoming milestones for Microsoft's new products.

SQL Server To Get Real-Time Boost

The next release of Microsoft's SQL Server database, code-named "Kilimanjaro," will offer master data management (MDM) and support real-time data feeds for business intelligence (BI), reporting and analytics, the company revealed today.

Middleware Market Hits the Brakes in 2009

The middleware software market has entered the slow lane in 2009, according to a Gartner report announced on Wednesday.

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