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SQL Server in the News

SQL Server is in the news this week nearly as much as Gov. Blagojevich. No, SQL Server didn't try to sell a Senate seat, refuse to leave office and go for a jog. Instead, SQL Server gained a new beta of what will probably be SQL Server 2010 and got a bunch of new security tools for the current version and a new service pack.

Starting with what's shipping today (or near-abouts), we have beta versions of two SQL Server security tools. Both the Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library and the Code Analysis Tool are built to deflect SQL Injection attacks.

Closer still is SQL Server 2005 SP3, which came out Monday. This service pack is largely a roll-up of bug fixes (if you want new features, Microsoft would be happy to point you to SQL Server 2008), but also includes database engine and replication tweaks.

Furthest out is Kilimanjaro, which isn't due for a couple of years. For those that just have to have what will become SQL Server 2010 now, a preview is scheduled next month.

Posted by Doug Barney on December 18, 2008 at 11:53 AM


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