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  • Blog Post: July 26, 2012 News Thursday: Windows Azure Storage, SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2, and more Server and Tools news!

    Windows Azure Storage – 4 Trillion Objects and Counting Windows Azure Storage has had an amazing year of growth. We have over 4 trillion objects stored, process an average of 270,000 requests per second, and reach peaks of 880,000 requests per second. About a year ago we hit the 1 trillion object...
  • Blog Post: An Addition to the SQL Server Team

    David DeWitt, one of the top minds in the database systems industry, has joined Microsoft as a Technical Fellow on the SQL Server team. Microsoft recently asked DeWitt to create a new development lab in Madison, Wisconsin that will be named for Jim Gray, the Microsoft computer scientist who was lost...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 IT Pros: News and Announcements

    Today at Tech Ed 2008 IT Pros in Orlando, FL Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Server and Tools business at Microsoft, delivered a keynote address about how Microsoft is delivering against the Dynamic IT initiative. To read the press release, view the keynote, and get more information about the...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Partners With Cisco on New Unified Computing System

    Today, Microsoft Corp. announced its support of Cisco’s Unified Computing System entrance into the server datacenter market as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM). Through this agreement, Cisco will pre-package, resell and support Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 Feature Pack Released

    A collection of 26 free stand-alone tools, components and frameworks has been released. This collection is designed to enhance using and developing for SQL Server 2008 as well as other versions of SQL Server. Some of the more notable new enhancements for SQL Server 2008 include: · Microsoft SQL Server...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft to Acquire DATAllegro

    Microsoft announced today at its Financial Analyst Meeting that it intends to acquire DATAllegro , a leading provider of data warehouse appliances. This acquisition will extend the capabilities of Microsoft SQL Server in the enterprise and make it even easier and more cost effective for customers of...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 RTM

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing of Microsoft SQL Server 2008, the new version of the company’s acclaimed data management and business intelligence platform. This version of SQL Server provides powerful new capabilities such as support for policy-based management, auditing...
  • Blog Post: Download SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Today

    Today we are excited to announce the availability of the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with the CTP generally available on Wednesday, August 12th. Building on the momentum of SQL Server 2008, “R2” improves IT efficiency...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Is the Value Leader According to Latest Benchmarks

    New TPC-E performance benchmark results from the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) rank Microsoft SQL Server 2008 No. 1 for price/performance on industry-leading hardware using Intel Corporation’s new Dunnington x64 processor, and on another TPC-E release, SQL Server 2008 is No. 1 for...
  • Blog Post: Wave of New Microsoft Enterprise Products Bring Big Benefits to IT Professionals and Developers

    Largest enterprise launch in company history includes Windows Server 2008, Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2008; focuses on security, Web, virtualization and better business intelligence. Kicking off more than 225 events around the world and joined by more than 4,000 customers...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server 2008 SP1 Available Today

    Today, Microsoft made available the SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1 via free download to current SQL Server 2008 customers. Microsoft recommends that customers currently running SQL Server 2008 should download SP1 via the SQL Server 2008 Web site to take advantage of these improvements. With SQL...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft at Oracle OpenWorld this week

    The SQL Server team traveled to San Francisco for the Oracle OpenWorld conference this week armed with a box of free "SQL Server 2008 for the Oracle DBA" DVDs. Why this particular swag? The team explains on their blog : " As SQL Server becomes more widespread in their organizations, and more accepted...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse makes data warehousing deployments faster, easier, and more affordable.

    Microsoft today announced the availability of SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse. Partners and customers using SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse benefit from the power of SQL Server 2008 combined with a variety of hardware configurations from partners Bull, Dell, and HP, making it fast, easy, and...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Customers Choose Microsoft Platform to Run SAP Apps

    Today, Microsoft announced the recent certification of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 to fully support SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and the newly released SAP Business Suite 7. Microsoft remains committed to delivering world-class enterprise capabilities to help customers take advantage of the...