Microsoft SQL Server Consolidation and Virtualization
- April 28, 2016
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.
- February 02, 2016
Microsoft offers a simpler way to configure SQL Server on an Azure virtual machine. Added automation should help speed up the connecting and provisioning process.
- March 24, 2015
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 07, 2014
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.
- 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 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.
- July 05, 2011
Virtualization promises big savings for businesses, and few are decrying its influence. But is it always the answer? Are there SQL Server virtualization risks to learn about first?
- February 24, 2011
Virtualization may be taking data centers by storm, but what’s behind the trend? In this month’s “SQL in Five,” SearchSQLServer.com asks Microsoft’s Mark Kromer about the benefits and difficulties of virtualizing SQL Server.
- May 05, 2010
The company has put the kibosh on unlimited virtualization rights with SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition.