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SQL Server

Azure SQL Data Warehouse Hits General Availability

Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft's elastic cloud computing platform, became generally available on Tuesday.

Microsoft Helps Orgs Move Their SQL Licenses to Azure

Companies with Enterprise Agreements (EAs) can now use prebuilt images to move their existing SQL Server licenses to Azure Virtual Machines (VMs).

SQL Server 2016 Becomes Generally Available

Microsoft's next-generation database platform, SQL Server 2016, became generally available on Wednesday as scheduled.

Microsoft, SAP Ink Cloud Integration Deal

In one of their most extensive collaboration efforts, Microsoft and SAP this week announced a broad partnership to integrate Azure and Office 365 with the SAP HANA data platform.

SQL Server 2016 To Hit General Availability in June

Microsoft's next-generation relational database operating system will become publicly available on June 1, the company announced Monday.

SQL Server 2016 Nears Completion with 'Final' Release Candidate

Microsoft recently issued the final release candidate (RC) of its upcoming SQL Server 2016 product.

Microsoft Pulls Plug on SQL Server 2005 Support

Tuesday marked the end of SQL Server 2005's "extended support" phase, meaning Microsoft's 10-year-old database server will no longer get patch support from the company.

Next SQL Server 2016 Release Candidate Rolls Out

Microsoft has issued another release candidate (RC) of SQL Server 2016, signaling that the upcoming database system is nearly feature-complete.

Microsoft Takes Aim at Oracle with SQL Server 2016

The spotlight was on SQL Server 2016 at Thursday's Data Driven conference, where Microsoft gave its case for enterprises to ditch Oracle's database system for its own.

SQL Server 2016 Hits Release Candidate Stage, Gets Linux Support

Microsoft on Monday issued a release candidate (RC0) of its upcoming SQL Server 2016 database system, as well as announced its plans to enable SQL Server to run on Linux.

Microsoft Ending Support for Multiple IE Versions in 2016

Several Microsoft products, including SQL Server 2005 and some versions of Internet Explorer and .NET Framework 4, will hit their "extended support" deadline this year.

Microsoft Unveils New SQL Server 2016 and Azure Data Lake Previews

Microsoft on Wednesday announced a number of data-related releases, including a new community technology preview (CTP) of its upcoming SQL Server 2016 product.

SQL Server 2016 Sees Daylight in Public Preview Release

Microsoft has been building its next SQL Server product first in the cloud, which "has completely changed how we build software," according to Shawn Bice, an engineering partner director at Microsoft.

Microsoft Cutting Off SQL Server 2005 Support Next Year

Microsoft warned on Monday that SQL Server 2005 will lose "extended support" on April 12, 2016, meaning Microsoft will no longer issue updates and security patches for the product after that date.

New Microsoft Azure SQL Database Tiers Hit General Availability

After nearly four months in preview, the new service tiers for Microsoft's relational Database as a Service offering became live on Wednesday.