• April 06, 2010 06 Apr'10

    Master Data Services could spur SQL Server 2008 R2 migrations

    Microsoft's new master data management technology could be a major factor for those pondering an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2.

  • April 06, 2010 06 Apr'10

    Master Data Services could spur SQL Server 2008 R2 migrations

    Microsoft's new master data management technology could be a major factor for those pondering an upgrade to SQL Server 2008 R2.

  • April 02, 2010 02 Apr'10

    Microsoft releases final Parallel Data Warehouse preview

    Microsoft has shipped the final technology preview of its new scale-out data warehousing software. The actual launch, however, has been pushed out.

  • January 13, 2010 13 Jan'10

    CTP released for MySQL migration toolkit

    A new download from Microsoft could make life easier for IT shops considering a database migration from MySQL to SQL Server.

  • January 04, 2010 04 Jan'10

    SQL Azure officially becomes paid service

    Customers can now upgrade their CTP accounts to new paid subscriptions of Microsoft's cloud-based database service.

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  • December 02, 2009 02 Dec'09

    SQL Server 2008 R2 could drop in May

    Microsoft has shed more light on when customers can expect the latest version of SQL Server, due out in the first half of 2010.

  • November 23, 2009 23 Nov'09

    Is interest in SQL Server virtualization on the rise?

    While the challenges of SQL Server virtualization have scared off some organizations, new technologies could make them take a second look.

  • November 18, 2009 18 Nov'09

    SQL Server MVPs give back with new book

    Talk about a win-win. A new book gives DBAs and developers the chance to improve their crafts while donating to a good cause.

  • November 03, 2009 03 Nov'09

    New SQL Server 2008 R2 CTP set for November

    Microsoft's next-generation DBMS will be released to manufacturing in early 2010, along with two new editions for the enterprise.

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    DBA career paths could lead to business intelligence

    Business intelligence could prove to be an ideal specialty for SQL Server DBAs who feel like they've hit a wall with their current jobs.

  • November 02, 2009 02 Nov'09

    PASS Summit 2009 Preview

    Learn what the hot topics will be at this year's PASS conference, with speaker interviews, product news and more.

  • October 28, 2009 28 Oct'09

    Q&A: SQL Server 2008 a better fit for consolidation

    Consolidation still has its fair share of challenges, but improvements to SQL Server 2008 could actually make it easier than ever before.

  • October 23, 2009 23 Oct'09

    Are data warehouses made for the cloud?

    Cost and scalability benefits might make data warehousing seem like a perfect fit for cloud computing, but storage limitations with Azure could slow deployments.

  • October 21, 2009 21 Oct'09

    Q&A: Business intelligence gets a facelift in SQL Server 2008 R2

    From grab-and-go reporting to Master Data Services, SQL Server 2008 R2 will include several changes to Microsoft business intelligence.

  • October 20, 2009 20 Oct'09

    Project Gemini gets a new name, Madison earns buzz

    PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint (formerly codenamed 'Gemini') along with Project Madison will be of keen interest to those looking ahead to SQL Server 2008 R2.