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Microsoft SQL Server 2005

  • April 28, 2016 28 Apr'16

    Database trends to watch after SQL Server 2005 end of life

    Two database industry experts discuss infrastructure and analytics trends to consider for database upgrades following the end of SQL Server 2005 extended support.

  • April 28, 2016 28 Apr'16

    Why SQL Server 2005 end of life is good news for DBAs

    Two database experts explain how to take advantage of the opportunity created by SQL Server 2005 end of life and how to build a better database.

  • May 26, 2006 26 May'06

    SQL Server DBMS' growing popularity is no coincidence

    SQL Server offers more robust features at a lower price point than competing database management systems, making its growing popularity no surprise to contributor Adam Machanic. In this column, he details the advantages of using SQL Server over ...

  • May 04, 2006 04 May'06

    Q&A: What's new in SQL Server 2005 SP1

    SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 1 offers DBAs production-ready Database Mirroring, SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence support, Full-Text support and additional features to ease the pains of fully utilizing the new DBMS. We recently asked Microsoft ...

  • January 24, 2006 24 Jan'06

    Q&A: Making the jump to 64-bit SQL Server 2005

    Running SQL Server on a 64-bit platform has been an option to improve database performance and scalability for quite some time, but your configuration options were limited and not without problems. For one thing, SQL Server 2000 could only run on ...

  • November 29, 2005 29 Nov'05

    Free version of SQL Server 2005 tops list of downloads

    The five most popular picks on Microsoft's SQL Server downloads site include its free SQL Server 2005 Express, MSDE 2000 and the most recent service packs for SQL Server 2000.

  • November 09, 2005 09 Nov'05

    SQL Server adoption: Preparing for a heated race with Oracle

    Are companies moving from Oracle to SQL Server? What are the greatest upgrade hurdles? Who will upgrade first? How long must you wait for third-party support? So many questions and so much upgrading to be done.

    To shed light on upgrade issues ...

  • November 03, 2005 03 Nov'05

    SQL Server 2005: To be or not to be an early adopter

    SQL Server 2005 offers many new features, but do they outweigh the risks of trying out a new release? Get help evaluating the new capabilities in light of your own needs.

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    New security features in SQL Server 2005

    Learn about new security features in SQL Server 2005 in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    Specifying execution context for procedural code

    Learn how to specify execution context for procedural code in SQL Server 2005 in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    SQL Server permissions and new objects

    Learn about SQL Server permissions and new objects in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    A quick review of SQL Server security concepts with enhancements

    Get a quick review of SQL Server security concepts with enhancements in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    Assembly permissions -- Who can catalog and use an assembly?

    Learn about who can catalog and use assembly in SQL Server 2005 in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    Permissions, visibility, UDTs and user-defined aggregates

    Learn about permissions, visibility, UDTs and user-defined aggregates in SQL Server 2005 in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    What can .NET code do from within SQL Server: Safety levels

    Learn what .NET code can do from within SQL Server in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    Separation of users and schemas

    Learn about separation of users and schemas in SQL Server 2005 in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    Optional features are turned off by default

    Find out which optional features are turned off by default in SQL Server 2005 in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 28, 2005 28 Jun'05

    SQL Server password policies and credentials

    Learn about SQL Server password policies and credentials in this excerpt from "A First Look at SQL Server 2005 for Developers."

  • June 24, 2005 24 Jun'05

    Java driver for SQL Server updated

    Microsoft has begun a public test for an updated version of its Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) Driver.

  • June 08, 2005 08 Jun'05

    SQL Server's reporting tool goes across the board

    While announcing when SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 will ship, Microsoft senior vice president Paul Flessner also outlined plans for tools, previews and editions of the company's database management platform.

  • May 12, 2005 12 May'05

    Visual FoxPro 9.0 more SQL Server friendly

    The recent update to the Microsoft development platform -- with new features such as an enhanced report writer -- finds fans in the database application development community.

  • March 15, 2005 15 Mar'05

    Security is the catch word for SQL Server's sequel

    Microsoft's newest relational database management system will ship later this year with several new capabilities, as well as a heftier price tag than its predecessor.

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    Yukon: Better late than botched

    Since Microsoft put the brakes (again) on its release of SQL Server 2005, code-named Yukon, DBAs and developers have a rare chance to prepare for Microsoft's latest database offering, according to SQL Server expert Greg Robidoux. Robidoux is ...

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    Yukon beta-tester says slower is better

    A sleek interface and newly automated features will make Yukon easier for database administrators to use than prior SQL Server version, according to Randy Dyess, author of "Transact-SQL Language Reference Guide" and founder of the Web site ...

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    Beta testers review Yukon's finer points

    Yukon beta testers tell us what they love -- and lost -- in the newest version of SQL Server 2005.

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    Security issues delay Yukon

    Security concerns are among the most obvious reasons for the Yukon delay, but analysts say that a larger problem looms just beneath the surface.

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    Microsoft: Yukon needs more testing

    Microsoft is delaying the release of its newest SQL Server database until 2005 in order to conduct additional beta tests

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    Microsoft offers free Yukon samples

    Microsoft today announced the availability of its Best Practices Analyzer, a tool that compares your system to others using proven best practices.

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    Waiting for Yukon

    Waiting for the next version of SQL Server is like waiting for Godot.

  • February 08, 2005 08 Feb'05

    Microsoft settles new frontier with Yukon

    Code-named Yukon, Microsoft's newest database release has automated features that make it a new competitive threat to Oracle and IBM.

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