Check out the SQL Server sessions we’ve planned for Microsoft Ignite

What do you want to learn at Microsoft Ignite 2016? Do you want to learn how to accelerate SQL Server 2016 to the max? Get practical techniques for database management? Strengthen your defenses against hackers? Discuss real-world questions with product experts, in person? Challenge your strategic thinking? Perfect. All of that—and more—is waiting for you… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes – Ensuring Peace of Mind

Once again it’s on! We hope you enjoy this fourth episode of the Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes Blog Series, where you’re getting a peak into workings of the SQL Server Engineering Team with previously unheard stories from team members as they developed and tested SQL Server 2012. The first three episodes can… Read more

SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Receives Common Criteria Certification

We’d like to announce the Common Criteria (CC) certification of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (32 & 64 bit). SQL Server 2008 completed an IT security evaluation at the Basic Assurance Level (EAL1+) and was certified by BSI (Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationtechnik), the certifying agency of the German government. This certification is a third party… Read more

SQL Server 2005 SP2 Receives Common Criteria Certification at the Highest Level of Assurance

  Today, Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2005 SP2 has received its Common Criteria certification. As published in late November by the Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI), the central IT security service provider for the German government based in Bonn, Germany, SQL Server 2005 SP2 received its certification at the Evaluation Assurance Level… Read more

New tools enhance SQL Server security

In collaboration with SQL Server, IIS, and Hewlett Packard, the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) announced a set of tools that customers can use to defend against SQL injection attacks on their ASP websites and identify and mitigate root ASP code vulnerabilities. These tools are available through Microsoft Security Advisory 954462. These tools provides customers… Read more