Running Database Workloads on Azure: The SQL Server Migration Opportunity for Hosting Partners

Greetings Microsoft Hosting Partners – and Happy Holidays! As we look forward to 2016, I wanted to share some thoughts with you on the many exciting opportunities for you to present new services and offerings to our mutual customers in the coming year. In our last blog entry, we discussed SQL Server 2005 end-of-life and…

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SQL Server 2005 End of Life: The Migration Opportunity for Hosting Partners

Greetings Microsoft hosting partners! My name is Jason Perlow, and I’m a Technology Strategist with the Microsoft Partner Hosting and Cloud Services (PH&CS) team. While some of you may have already met me over the phone or in-person at an event, you might also know me from my writings on ZDNet. I’m now privileged to…

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Microsoft to showcase latest cloud technologies at WorldHostingDays

If it’s not clear by now that cloud computing is much more than the latest technology trend, consider two conclusions from a recent IDC report: Cloud computing will create nearly 14 million new jobs between 2011 and 2015. By 2015, business revenues from IT innovation enabled by the cloud could reach US$1.1 trillion a yea…

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Business Continuity Bootcamp with SQL Server

Attend a FREE three-day bootcamp for SPLA partners on high availability & disaster recovery  (US ONLY) Join Microsoft and partners by registering today to attend a 3-day boot camp in Chicago, Atlanta, or Redmond (Dallas, Boston & Silicon Valley currently being scheduled), and learn about techniques and best practices for designing high availability and disaster…

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Why a Strong SQL Server Offering is Critical to your Cloud Business

Yesterday at the Microsoft Hosting Summit, Doug Leland, general manager of Business Platform Marketing at Microsoft presented a breakout session titled, “Why a Strong SQL Server Offering is Critical to your Cloud Business.” The session looked at what’s coming in the next version of Microsoft SQL Server and why Microsoft believes it is such an…

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