SQL Server 2016 is generally available today

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group, Microsoft. Today we announced the general availability of SQL Server 2016, the world’s fastest and most price-performant database for HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing) with updateable, in-memory columnstores and advanced analytics through deep integration with R Services. Software applications can now deploy… Read more

Announcing the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP

At the PASS Summit 2009 last week, Ted Kummert announced the soon-to-be-delivered November SQL Server 2008 R2 Community Technology Preview. We’re happy to announce that it is available today for MSDN and TechNet subscribers and it will be available to the general public on November 11th.  Go to http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/R2.aspx to get more information and to… Read more

Master Data Services – What’s the big deal?

Hi Kirk Haselden here. I’m the product unit manager for Master Data Services. I’m responsible for the master data management strategy, team and product delivery at Microsoft. I manage the day to day aspects of the team, drive execution and overall product development. I have written two technical references for SAMS press on Integration Services,… Read more

TechEd 2009 – New SQL Server Innovations

At TechEd 2009 in Los Angeles, Microsoft today announced new innovations from the SQL Server team. The next release, SQL Server 2008 R2 (formerly SQL Server ‘Kilimanjaro’), will include a new feature: Master Data Services (MDS). In addition to SQL Server 2008 R2, Microsoft is talking about a new technology for low latency complex event… Read more