- 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?
- June 09, 2011
Better performing BI systems are invaluable to businesses itching to get ahead. Upgrade SQL Server to a newer version, Don Jones says, and you’ll be a step closer.
- June 07, 2011
It was cloud, cloud, cloud at Microsoft TechEd 2011. Microsoft’s Mark Kromer discusses the SQL Azure, what’s new with the cloud database offering and what’s to come.
- May 20, 2011
Cloud was the word at Microsoft TechEd, but attendees’ interest was rooted in SQL Server Denali, the upcoming version of the database that will be released in a CTP this summer.
- May 19, 2011
Maintaining a SQL Server business intelligence (BI) system may be challenging for many database administrators, but there’s a lot you can do to ensure top SQL Server BI performance.
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- April 07, 2011
There’s been a slew of new Microsoft products lately, including an upgrade for Project Atlanta. A company expert discusses this development, third-party tools and more.
- 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.
- January 25, 2011
Want the inside scoop on SQL Server virtualization, PowerPivot, parallel data warehouse and the upcoming Denali? Microsoft database expert Mark Kromer discuss these year-driving trends and more.
- January 13, 2011
Higher SQL Server cloud adoption with more competition and SQL Server virtualization will get top billing in the SQL Server market in 2011, experts predict. Plus, self-service BI is on the up and up, along with solid-state devices.
- December 21, 2010
Salesforce.com’s upcoming cloud offering Database.com will widen the pantheon of cloud computing providers, but Microsoft's Mark Kromer says SQL Azure can handle the competition. Read on for Kromer’s thoughts on the expanding market, what makes ...
- November 16, 2010
It’s been an eventful year for SQL Azure. In the wake of big announcements at the recent Professional Developers Conference (PDC) and the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit, Microsoft data platform specialist Mark Kromer discusses...
- 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.
- November 09, 2010
Microsoft detailed its new parallel data warehouse capabilities and a cloud-based support offering, and also provided a glimpse of what's to come in the next SQL Server release.
- September 15, 2010
Microsoft has upped the maximum database size for SQL Server 2008 R2 Express in what amounts to a major upgrade over previous versions.
- 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.