Cloud + Enterprise Release Announcements for October 15, 2014

This is a blog post of a new ongoing series of consolidated updates from the Cloud + Enterprise team. In today’s mobile first, cloud first world, Microsoft provides the technologies and tools to enable enterprises to embrace a cloud culture. Our differentiated innovations, comprehensive mobile solutions and developer tools help all of our customers realize… Read more

Cloud + Enterprise Release Announcements for August 2014

This is the first blog post of a new ongoing series of consolidated updates from the Cloud + Enterprise team. In today’s mobile first, cloud first world, Microsoft provides the technologies and tools to enable enterprises to embrace a cloud culture. Our differentiated innovations, comprehensive mobile solutions and developer tools help all of our customers… Read more

Microsoft releases SQL Server 2014 to manufacturing

Today, Microsoft announced that SQL Server 2014 is being released to manufacturing RTM) and will be generally available April 1. SQL Server 2014 delivers a powerful set of capabilities for mission-critical workloads, business intelligence and hybrid cloud. Top new features in SQL Server 2014 include In-Memory OLTP, In-Memory Columnstore, new hybrid scenarios enabled for Windows… Read more

March 21, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Wins 17 CRN Channel Champion Awards and more Server and Tools News…

by STB Blogger Microsoft Wins 17 CRN Channel Champion Awards Microsoft’s commitment to working with partners to deliver solutions that meet joint customers’ needs was acknowledged as CRN announced the winners of its annual Channel Champions survey. The survey included over 4,000 solution providers that rated technology vendors on overall satisfaction, technical satisfaction, support and… Read more

Microsoft Announces Updates to Data Platform at PASS 2012

by STB Blogger This morning, Microsoft Corporate Vice President, Ted Kummert, will take the stage at the Professional Association of SQL Server (PASS) Summit 2012 in Seattle to announce new capabilities for Microsoft’s data platform that will help businesses accelerate their time to insights with any type of data. Those include: Project codenamed “Hekaton,” a… Read more

Microsoft announces new solutions for big data

by STB Blogger Expanding on the company’s commitment to help customers manage any data, any size, anywhere, Microsoft today announced that new previews are available for the company’s Hadoop-based solutions for Windows Server and Windows Azure, Microsoft HDInsight Server and Windows Azure HDInsight Service. These new previews are part of Microsoft’s effort to provide customers… Read more

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of SQL Server 2012, Releases Second Preview of Hadoop Services on Azure

by STB Blogger Microsoft is excited to announce the general availability (GA) of SQL Server 2012 for purchase and download. SQL Server 2012 and Microsoft’s data platform enable customers to unlock simple, actionable insights from their most complex data. SQL Server 2012 has already been deployed for production use by hundreds of global, industry-leading customers,… Read more