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  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

    Exciting news! Microsoft announced today that SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing. Customers and partners can download an evaluation of the product today and can expect general availability to begin on April 1. Microsoft also announced today an additional preview of an Apache Hadoop-based service...
  • Blog Post: Files, BLOBs, NTFS and SQL Server 2008 - Age old database dilemma solved!

    One of the most exciting new features in SQL Server 2008 is the ability to store files and BLOBs directly in the file system, while maintaining transactional consistency with a SQL Server 2008 database. SQL Server 2008’s new FILESTREAM attribute for VARBINARY data type solves the age old dilemma facing...
  • Blog Post: '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. Technical Fellow, Dave Campbell, took the audience...
  • Blog Post: Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals

    The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following...