Microsoft on Hadoop, Openness: Yes, We're Serious

Hadoop support at Microsoft is deep enough to have them abandoning LINC to HPC.

SQL Server 2012 Release Candidate Now Available

Microsoft has issued a release candidate version of SQL Server 2012 for download and testing.

Developers Offered Pay-For-Use Database Cloud Service

Thanks to the cloud, SQL Server development is about to get cheaper.

Microsoft Unveils SQL Server 2012 Licensing and Pricing

Microsoft rolled out a description of its SQL Server 2012 licensing model on Thursday.

Developers Can Test 'Denali' in Amazon Cloud

Hey, SQL Server developers! You can get onto Amazon's cloud.

Hiccups in Entity Framework/.NET Framework Separation

The ties that bind are not so easily severed, especially between the teams who are developing these two platforms.

Surprise! Google, Apple Play Catch-Up to Microsoft (for a change)

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.

An Improved SQL Azure Targeted for 2011

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.

An Early Look at Juneau's Integrated Database Development

Database development and application development in the same tool--'Juneau' promises no more jumping through hula hoops.

Microsoft Shifting Future SQL Server APIs from OLE DB Back to ODBC

Microsoft said that future SQL Server APIs will phase out of OLE DB and back to supporting the Open Database Connectivity protocol.

Microsoft Releases Hadoop Connector CTPs for SQL Server

Microsoft released two community technology previews of its Hadoop connectors, one that works with SQL Server and other with SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse.

New NoSQL Language Unveiled As Debate Rages On

NoSQL oponents see no future for the language. Proponents, though, are building new products around it.

Microsoft Releases Preview of SQL Server 2008 SP3

Microsoft this week released community technology previews of a new Service Pack 3 for SQL Server 2008.

When Beta Apps Wreck Your System: A Lesson in SQL Server 2008 R2 Testing

I must have missed the memo about using beta software on real systems.

And the "SQL Server 'Denali' Must/Must Not Support XP" Debate Goes On

A few announcements by Microsoft at WPC this week haven't quelled the discussions on this issue of Denali supporting XP

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