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  • Blog Post: Introducing SQL Server 2012 Interoperability Solutions

    With the data explosion continuing across every datacenter, desktop and device, it’s no secret that the world of technology has become a very heterogeneous place. Organizations have investments across varied platforms and technology infrastructure and making the most of these investments means the ability...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s Commitment to Interoperability

    In our continued commitment to interoperability, we would like to share what the SQL Server product team has been doing for Java and PHP developers. We understand that our customers have application development across all platforms, so providing consistent data access across multi-platform solutions...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces SQL Server Migration Assistant for MySQL

    Migrate from MySQL to SQL Azure or SQL Server with ease! Microsoft announced today the release of the first version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA) for MySQL! Along with this release, Microsoft refreshed the existing SSMA family of products for Oracle, Sybase and Access with the latest v4...
  • Blog Post: Get a free copy of SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition!

    First the let’s talk about the great Microsoft breakout sessions at this year’s PASS Summit conference!  Some of the highlights from the 60+ Microsoft sessions include Liam Cavanagh (3 sessions on the upcoming SQL Azure Database solution), Buck Woody (2 sessions on Manageability, and 1 session on...
  • Blog Post: Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data, Hive and HDInsight Jump Start

    Join us live June 21st for in-depth training on Microsoft’s Big Data solution set . This free Webcast from Microsoft Virtual Academy will be the first in a series tailored for architects and seasoned developers interested in a demo-heavy learning experience that will help you get valuable insights from...
  • Blog Post: New Features in SQL Azure

    Written by Zane Adam from the SQL Azure Team As part of our continued commitment to provide regular and frequent updates to SQL Azure, I am pleased to announce Service Update 4 (SU4). SU4 is now live with three new updates - database copy, improved help system, and deployment of our web-based tool Code...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 released!!

    Microsoft is announcing an important interoperability milestone: the release of the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0!! The major h ighlight of this release is the addition of the PDO_SQLSRV driver, which adds support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). The PHP community has signaled that PDO is...
  • Blog Post: The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating “Extend Any Data, Anywhere”

    The Fantastic 12 of 2012 contest is over, but we have one last episode for you! In this last chapter, we interview Sudhesh Suresh, Senior Program Manager on the SQL Team. Sudhesh shares with us the development of SQL Azure DataSync, the feature that lets you sync databases from on-premise to cloud and...
  • Blog Post: The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Developing Scale on Demand Capabilities

    We’ve reached the ninth episode of the Behind the Scenes series and in this episode Cihan Biyikoglu ( @cihangirb ), Senior Program Manager, Windows Azure SQL Database Team, pulls back the curtains on how small engineering teams take an idea and develop it into a feature concept, along with the process...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Recap from PASS Summit 2011

    We had a great week at PASS Summit 2011 , a SQL Server and BI user conference. During the day 1 keynote Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Platform Decision, talked about Microsoft’s roadmap for helping customers manage and analyze any data, of any size, anywhere -- on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to showcase technology leadership for Oracle users at COLLABORATE 11

    We’re excited to join you in Orlando next week. This year’s Microsoft participation will be headlined by Doug Kennedy, VP, Microsoft Dynamics Partners and Dynamics Support Services. Doug is a 17-year veteran of Oracle, and has been with Microsoft for the past three years. He’ll be representing Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Cloud On Your Terms: Enables organizations to create and scale business solutions fast, on your terms from server to private or public cloud

      We recognize that each organization has its own unique challenges and requirements, and this is no different when it comes to taking advantage of the cloud. Organizations have different requirements when it comes to security, compliance, application needs, and level of control - which is why it...