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SQL Server

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.

New Azure SQL Database Service Tiers Coming September

Microsoft is planning to roll out its new service tiers for Azure SQL Database sometime next month with a new pricing plan, the company said on Wednesday.

SQL Server 2012 SP2 Released to Manufacturing

Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Service Pack 2 (SP2) for its SQL Server 2012 product has been released to manufacturers (RTM).

Cloud-Based Database Backup and Disaster Recovery Gaining Steam

A Microsoft-sponsored study indicates that businesses are showing growing interest in cloud-based services for database backup and disaster recovery scenarios.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Getting More Service Tiers

Microsoft is adding new preview service tiers to Microsoft Azure SQL Database, the company said on Thursday.

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.