Microsoft isn't always the slow-moving dinosaur, but the visionary. Witness its work with SQL Azure beating Google and Apple to data-laden cloud.
At the second day of the SQL PASS Summit, Microsoft announced a new SQL Azure release as well as some new features to come later this year.
Database development and application development in the same tool--'Juneau' promises no more jumping through hula hoops.
Microsoft said that future SQL Server APIs will phase out of OLE DB and back to supporting the Open Database Connectivity protocol.
Microsoft released two community technology previews of its Hadoop connectors, one that works with SQL Server and other with SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse.
NoSQL oponents see no future for the language. Proponents, though, are building new products around it.
Microsoft this week released community technology previews of a new Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008.
I must have missed the memo about using beta software on real systems.
Microsoft released the third community technology preview (CTP3) of SQL Server code-named "Denali" and SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1.
A few announcements by Microsoft at WPC this week haven't quelled the discussions on this issue of Denali supporting XP
I'm torn whether the next version of SQL Server should be backward compatible or move forward. Here are some of the arguments on both sides.
While PowerShell doesn't duplicate the complete functionality of SSMS, it can duplicate a lot of it.
Get your hands on the upcoming SQL Server development tools. All you need to do is join the program and provide feedback to the mothership.
There are some nifty, better-than-SSMS tools that cost nothing to use. One of them is already in your toolbox and you might not know it.
Automating SQL Server administration tasks is easy with PowerShell, especially with the SQL-related snapins.
- By Jeffery Hicks