- January 04, 2010
Customers can now upgrade their CTP accounts to new paid subscriptions of Microsoft's cloud-based database service.
- December 02, 2009
Microsoft has shed more light on when customers can expect the latest version of SQL Server, due out in the first half of 2010.
- November 23, 2009
While the challenges of SQL Server virtualization have scared off some organizations, new technologies could make them take a second look.
- November 18, 2009
Talk about a win-win. A new book gives DBAs and developers the chance to improve their crafts while donating to a good cause.
- November 03, 2009
Microsoft's next-generation DBMS will be released to manufacturing in early 2010, along with two new editions for the enterprise.
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- November 02, 2009
Learn what the hot topics will be at this year's PASS conference, with speaker interviews, product news and more.
- November 02, 2009
Business intelligence could prove to be an ideal specialty for SQL Server DBAs who feel like they've hit a wall with their current jobs.
- October 28, 2009
Consolidation still has its fair share of challenges, but improvements to SQL Server 2008 could actually make it easier than ever before.
- October 23, 2009
Cost and scalability benefits might make data warehousing seem like a perfect fit for cloud computing, but storage limitations with Azure could slow deployments.
- October 21, 2009
From grab-and-go reporting to Master Data Services, SQL Server 2008 R2 will include several changes to Microsoft business intelligence.
- October 20, 2009
PowerPivot for Excel and SharePoint (formerly codenamed 'Gemini') along with Project Madison will be of keen interest to those looking ahead to SQL Server 2008 R2.
- October 19, 2009
DBAs and developers have concerns about cloud computing , but enhancements to Microsoft's SQL Azure Database could ease those worries.
- October 08, 2009
Mainstream support for at least two versions of Microsoft SQL Server is set to expire next year.
- August 14, 2009
The first CTP of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is available for MSDN and TechNet subscribers and previews new features such as application and multi-server management.
- July 27, 2009
Get the inside scoop on Reporting Services 2008 with Michael Lisin and Jim Joseph, co-authors of the new book, "Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Reporting Services Unleashed."