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 and challenges of building consensus around… Read more

Microsoft TechEd turns 20 with the SQL Server Team on hand to celebrate!

It has been 20 years since Microsoft started TechEd to provide hands on training from Microsoft experts across current and soon-to-release products, solutions and services. The event has grown to become Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT Pros and Developers, and to mark our 20th year we are really excited to be presenting an awesome… Read more

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 the keynotes, you’ll have access to over 30+ sessions to learn about… Read more

SQL Server 2012 CTP3 Now Available in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud

Is SQL Server 2012 cloud ready for Microsoft partners? You bet! You already know that SQL Server 2012 CTP3 is helping customers bridge private to public cloud, but did you know that it is also forming a strong foundation for partner-hosted cloud solutions as well? Now the SQL Server community has another easy way to experience SQL… Read more

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 is necessary to choose a solution which… Read more

Microsoft Introduces the Cloud-Ready Information Platform

TechEd North America is upon us today and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Microsoft continues to evolve and invest in the Information Platform and today during the TechEd Foundational Session, Microsoft SQL Server: The Data and BI Platform for Today and Tomorrow, Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President  spoke to the Microsoft Cloud-Ready Information Platform. The… Read more