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November 07, 2012
Microsoft plans to offer new in-memory database capabilities with the next release of SQL Server.
June 26, 2012
Which SQL Server technologies are hot right now? What does a SQL expert wish you knew about SQL Server? Hint: BI and data growth have a lot to do with it.
November 11, 2010
Microsoft gave PASS Summit 2010 attendees a walk-through of its Denali SQL Server release, demoing its AlwaysOn, FileTable and expanded SQL Server Integration Services features.
September 01, 2010
Microsoft’s new Silverlight-based app provides database management from a browser, a convenience that could be extended to non-cloud databases in time.
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