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June, 2008

  • Microsoft Project Codename "Velocity" and Sync Framework News

    Members of the SQL Server Data Programmability team were at TechEd Developers this week announcing news around the Microsoft Sync Framework and what we are calling Project “Velocity” . Velocity is a distributed in-memory application cache platform for...
  • 24 Hours of SQL Server 2008

    With so much news and information competing for attention, it's easy to miss great opportunities to learn about SQL Server 2008. We recently created an extensive 24-hour video series for IT Pros and Developers that follows Contoso as it uses SQL Server...
  • Microsoft prepares to grow IT Pro communities worldwide

    Microsoft has a deep commitment to growing and nurturing communities organized around supporting users of our products and technologies. Several popular not-for-profit Microsoft technical communities include INETA for developers, PASS for SQL Server users...
  • New tools enhance SQL Server security

    In collaboration with SQL Server, IIS, and Hewlett Packard, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced a set of tools that customers can use to defend against SQL injection attacks on their ASP websites and identify and mitigate root ASP...
  • CU8 now available for SQL Server 2005 SP2

    Cumulative Update #8 is now available for SQL Server 2005 SP2 customers. CU8 includes: •    50 Resolved Issues •    39 Unique Customer Requests See the KB article for details: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951217...
  • 'Beyond Heroes' - Behind the scenes with SQL Server 2008 at TechEd 2008

    Developers were treated to a first hand look at what is possible using Microsoft's Data Platform technologies. SQL Server 2008, the Microsoft Sync Framework and the new SQL Server Data Services cloud storage were featured in Bill Gate's keynote on Tuesday...
  • New logo for SQL Server® 2008

      The Microsoft branding team unveiled an official new logo for SQL Server 2008 at TechEd 2008. The new symbol portion of the logo (officially called "dynamic grid symbol") is part of a larger branding strategy designed to help customers...
  • SQL Server 2008 RC0 now available for subscribers

    On the heels of TechEd 2008 for Developers ending on Friday, we are happy to announce that SQL Server 2008 RC0 has been made available for early download by MSDN and TechNet Plus subscribers. RC0 is the final step before SQL Server 2008 RTMs in Q3 of...
  • SQL Server 2008 RC0 Available for Everyone

    Today at TechEd 2008 in Orlando, Bob Muglia, Microsoft Vice President of Server and Tools, announced that SQL Server 2008 Release Candidate 0 (RC0) has been made available for public download. As previously announced, RC0 marks the final public release...
  • Pitney Bowes stamps SQL Server 2008

    Pitney Bowes and Microsoft launched an awareness campaign that boasts collaborations and partnerships between our companies.  Murray Martin, President and CEO of Pitney Bowes, outlined several key initiatives (listed below), but one of particular...
  • SQL Server 2008 tops TechEd 2008 IT Pro conference

    On the heels of last week's successful TechEd 2008 for Developers, SQL Server 2008 was again well received at the second half of TechEd 2008 devoted to IT Pros. Over 8,786 customers, partners, press, and staff attended last the IT Pro week long event...