Download the new JDBC 4.2 for SQL Server Driver

We are pleased to announce availability of the Microsoft JDBC 4.2 Driver for SQL Server! The updated driver provides robust data access to Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Azure SQL Database for Java-based applications. The JDBC Driver for SQL Server is a Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) type 4 driver that implements full compliance with the… Read more

Azure is the Ideal Cloud for Your Database Workloads with Increased SQL Server Compatibility, Security, Automation, and Power

By Tiffany Wissner, Sr. Director for Data Platform Marketing Today we are announcing general availability for the latest update to Azure SQL Database, introduction of new SQL Database security features, more automation for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server on G-Series VMs.  Take a closer look at these exciting new improvements. 1.      … Read more

Getting Started with Microsoft Big Data, Hive and HDInsight Jump Start

Join us live June 21st for in-depth training on Microsoft’s Big Data solution set. This free Webcast from Microsoft Virtual Academy will be the first in a series tailored for architects and seasoned developers interested in a demo-heavy learning experience that will help you get valuable insights from large and complex data. The course will… Read more

The Fantastic 12 of 2012: Behind the Scenes of Creating “Extend Any Data, Anywhere”

The Fantastic 12 of 2012 contest is over, but we have one last episode for you! In this last chapter, we interview Sudhesh Suresh, Senior Program Manager on the SQL Team. Sudhesh shares with us the development of SQL Azure DataSync, the feature that lets you sync databases from on-premise to cloud and cloud to… Read more

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

Introducing SQL Server 2012 Interoperability Solutions

With the data explosion continuing across every datacenter, desktop and device, it’s no secret that the world of technology has become a very heterogeneous place. Organizations have investments across varied platforms and technology infrastructure and making the most of these investments means the ability to blend old and new to solve the right business problems… 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

Recap from PASS Summit 2011

We had a great week at PASS Summit 2011, a SQL Server and BI user conference. During the day 1 keynote Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Platform Decision, talked about Microsoft’s roadmap for helping customers manage and analyze any data, of any size, anywhere — on premises, and in the private or… Read more

Microsoft’s Commitment to Interoperability

In our continued commitment to interoperability, we would like to share what the SQL Server product team has been doing for Java and PHP developers. We understand that our customers have application development across all platforms, so providing consistent data access across multi-platform solutions is our mission. We provide enterprise-class solutions for Java developers to… 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