SQL Server 2014 is Certified for SAP Applications On-Premises and in the Cloud

As of March 11 2015, SAP has certified support for SAP NetWeaver-based applications on Microsoft SQL Server 2014.  Now you can run even more of your Tier-1, mission-critical workloads on SQL Server.  And, the ability to run SAP on Microsoft Azure means that it can be accomplished with low total cost of ownership (TCO). SQL… Read more

New Year’s Resolution? Free BI and Big Data Training

Interested in growing your BI and Big Data skills in 2015? Maybe your new year’s resolution is all about learning something new or taking your analytics knowledge to the next level? See what BI and Big Data training courses were your peers’ favorites in 2014: Faster Insights to Data with Power BI Jumpstart From Data… Read more

Companies Improve their Bottom Line by Switching to Microsoft Big Data Technology

Here on the SQL Server Blog, we spend a lot of time talking about the features and technical “how to” behind our products. The only thing we love more than getting into the details of our products is sharing real-world examples of how they help our customers achieve business goals. There’s been a few great… Read more

Microsoft, SAP, IBM, Citrix, Progress Software and WSO2 co-submit OData to OASIS for standardization

Last November, at PASS 2011, Ted Kummert, CVP, SQL Server laid out Microsoft’s data platform vision for the new world of data that we all live in – one that is characterized by an tremendous growth in the volume, variety and velocity of data that we need to deal with. In his keynote, Ted pointed… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: A Behind the Scenes View of Blazing Fast Performance

Last week we kicked off the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, the first episode covering SQL Server AlwaysOn was just the beginning of this unique 12-part look into the SQL Server Engineering Team. Download The Fantastic 12 of SQL Server 2012 (PDF) to follow along with all the episodes and learn… Read more

Helping Customers of All Sizes Improve Business Planning and Consolidations

SAP issued a press release today announcing the Microsoft support of SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (BPC) version for the Microsoft platform. This relationship gives us another option to meet customer and partner demand for a budgeting & planning application built on top of the Microsoft platform. The application leverages Microsoft Office, including tight integration… Read more

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. The Feature Pack consists of the following: Microsoft ADOMD.NET ADOMD.NET is a Microsoft .NET Framework object model that enables software developers… Read more