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Microsoft SQL Server Consolidation and Virtualization News
March 07, 2014
Following a request from some SQL Server MVPs, Microsoft has announced that SQL Server 2012 SP2 will come out sometime later this year.
June 24, 2013
Oracle's getting back to its roots, as SQL Azure bites its fingernails (or does it?) Find out why the Oracle-Microsoft deal matters.
June 12, 2012
With Microsoft broadcasting the importance of its cloud computing platform, some SQL Server pros want to use the cloud database service as a backup to their on-premises SQL Server databases.
June 06, 2012
Mark Kromer gives tips on what he thinks will be the best sessions at Microsoft TechEd 2012, and also comments on SQL Server in the cloud and a recent Amazon announcement.
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