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May 16, 2018
The ability to provision Azure Cosmos DB throughput at the database level could come with pricing sticker shock for some users of Microsoft's multimodel database.
January 17, 2018
Microsoft has responded to the Spectre and Meltdown chip vulnerabilities with patches and other fixes. But IT teams need to sort out SQL Server performance issues they may create.
July 27, 2017
SQL Server for Linux has gained added features on its way to general availability as part of the almost-ready SQL Server 2017. Meanwhile, its Windows-based brother is upping its high availability quotient.
April 21, 2017
Python is no longer a database outsider at Microsoft. The programming language is riding alongside R for analytics uses as SQL Server 2017 moves to its second preview release.
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