• July 09, 2015 09 Jul'15

    Limited public preview opens for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Microsoft opened the preview of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a petabyte-scale, distributed columnar data warehouse service with massively parallel processing.

  • May 12, 2015 12 May'15

    SQL Server 2016 preview announced for summer 2015

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella announced the SQL Server 2016 preview for this summer. Its new features model the ethos of "mobile first, cloud first."

  • May 07, 2015 07 May'15

    Will the R language benefit from Microsoft acquisition?

    Microsoft's recent acquisition of Revolution Analytics could go a long way in solidifying the R language's hold on analytical solutions.

  • March 24, 2015 24 Mar'15

    Vendors introduce three new SQL Server appliances

    If SQL Server appliances are on your radar, you have options, but the price tag is high. Do your homework before buying. Here are the current offerings.

  • November 25, 2014 25 Nov'14

    SQL Server monitoring tools help DBAs take back nights and weekends

    Many DBAs have to work more and more nights and weekends to fulfill zero-downtime demands. But tools for monitoring and managing SQL Server might free up some of that time.

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  • November 07, 2014 07 Nov'14

    PASS 2014 keynoter previews coming SQL Server advances

    Microsoft previewed a cloud database update and highlighted three new analytics applications at PASS 2014, reflecting its idea of using data to 'understand the past, analyze the present and predict the future.

  • June 05, 2014 05 Jun'14

    SQL Server 2014 etches itself in-memory

    Microsoft's flagship database is advancing into the largely undiscovered country of in-memory OLTP platforms -- and it's hoping to conquer.

  • March 24, 2014 24 Mar'14

    Finding the right problem for SQL Server 2014's in-memory OLTP

    Consultant Denny Cherry talks changes, misconceptions and what people really want from SQL Server 2014, which is generally available on April 1.

  • March 07, 2014 07 Mar'14

    SQL Server 2012 SP2 due out later this year, and other SQL Server news

    Following a request from some SQL Server MVPs, Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2012 SP2 will come out sometime later this year.

  • February 19, 2014 19 Feb'14

    Interactive reports highlight Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services

    Author and Reporting Services expert Brian Larson discusses features of SQL Server Reporting Services in this interview.

  • January 31, 2014 31 Jan'14

    Five SQL Server 2012 business intelligence features

    The BI Semantic Model and Data Quality Services: These are two of the five SQL Server 2012 BI features that highlight this database release.

  • January 09, 2014 09 Jan'14

    SQL business intelligence takes forefront at PASS events

    The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) will hold two SQL business intelligence events in the coming months. BI is big for SQL Server pros.

  • October 17, 2013 17 Oct'13

    Microsoft releases SQL Server 2014 CTP 2

    This is the last Community Technology Preview (CTP) for SQL Server until it becomes generally available in the first half of next year.

  • October 04, 2013 04 Oct'13

    Coping with the fast pace of new SQL Server versions

    Microsoft has upped the ante, releasing new SQL Server versions at a quicker pace. How will you adapt?

  • June 21, 2013 21 Jun'13

    SQL Server 2014 all about big data, in-memory analytics and cloud

    In this issue of SQL in Five, Mark Kromer lists usual features of the upcoming SQL Server 2014, but also highlights a different one: Data Explorer.