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SQL Server


Microsoft and Red Hat Deepen Ties Around Containers, Azure Stack

Microsoft and Red Hat together issued several announcements this week that signal an extension of their efforts around running Red Hat's open source technologies on Microsoft's Azure infrastructure.

SQL Server 2017 Hits Release Candidate Stage

SQL Server 2017, Microsoft's next-generation relational database platform, is inching closer to general availability with this week's Release Candidate 1 (RC1) rollout.

Microsoft Starts Selling 'Premium Assurance' for SQL Server, Windows Server

Organizations anticipating difficulties in carrying out future Windows Server or SQL Server upgrades can now purchase insurance-type plans from Microsoft.

Microsoft Adds 6 Years to Windows Server and SQL Server Support

Microsoft is extending its patching support for Windows Server or SQL Server products by six years with the introduction of new licensing models.

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 Released

Microsoft announced the first service pack (SP1) of its SQL Server 2016 product on Wednesday at its Connect() developer conference, taking place this week in New York.

Microsoft Adds Access to Office 365 Business Plans

Subscribers of Office 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium plans will soon be able to use the Microsoft Access relational database management system.

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.