SQL Server


UPDATE: Windows 7 Beta: Don't Panic Getting It

TechNet Plus and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers have reportedly had problems getting product keys for the Windows 7 Beta, and the free general public version is slightly delayed, Microsoft says.

Microsoft Releases Beta of Windows Server 2008 R2

The beta of Windows Server 2008 R2 is currently available for download by TechNet Plus and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers, as well as by technology enthusiasts.

FileMaker Database Gains New UI, Support for SQL Server 2008

Database software vendor FileMaker Inc. released a new version of its namesake product at this week's Macworld Expo.

Enterprise Data Breaches on the Rise, Report Finds

If last year was any indication, enterprise IT security pros will be busy in 2009.

Microsoft Releases IE8 Blocking Tool

When Microsoft issues the general release of Internet Explorer 8, enterprises will be able to deploy a new blocking tool to prevent unauthorized installations of the browser.

Microsoft Promotes Bob Muglia to President of Server and Tools

Bob Muglia, a Microsoft veteran of 21 years, has been named to the newly created position of president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Division.

UPDATE: Microsoft May Offer Free Windows 7 Upgrades to Consumers

A memo purportedly from Microsoft to its OEM partners suggests that Microsoft will offer upgrades from Windows Vista to Windows 7, starting possibly on July 1, 2009.

Microsoft Mum on Rumored Layoffs

Bloggers and analysts on Monday poured cold water on rumors that Microsoft plans to lay off a substantial number of its employees.

Is LINQ to SQL Dead?

Developers are angered by Microsoft's shift to Entity Framework.

Target Multiple .NET Frameworks

Many developers have the misconception that targeting older versions of the Framework means you can't use any of the new C# language features. It's time to dispel that myth.

First CMIS Implementation

Alfresco Software and Joomla partner up to develop an integration module based on Content Management Interoperability Services.

Partition Web Apps Intelligently

Microsoft's Model-View-Controller framework makes it possible to implement "a separation of concerns" in ASP.NET -- something that was difficult, if not impossible, previously. Learn how to take advantage of MVC to design better Web apps that separate their architectural elements -- the UI, business logic, and code -- properly, as well as how to review what you create with unit testing.

SQL Injection Hits Amid the Holidays

Redmond continues to investigate a new zero-day bug affecting popular database application SQL Server.

First Look: MySQL 5.1 Open Source Database

MySQL 5.1 was released by Sun Microsystems in April, but I decided to test it out this month.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server Security Tools

Microsoft released a beta version of its Code Analysis Tool and Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library for developers.

Microsoft Delivers SQL Server 2005 SP3

Microsoft ratcheted up its product support for SQL Server 2005 by releasing Service Pack 3 (SP3) on Monday, along with SP3 Cumulative Update 1.

The Query Optimizer

David DeWitt talks about building parallel processing into SQL Server.

Microsoft Demos 'Kilimanjaro'

"Kilimanjaro" and "Madison" will enable centralized application- and systems-management and massive parallel processing in SQL Server.

UPDATE: SQL Server Tools CTP To Begin in January

The Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) on Monday unveiled a limited private community technology preview (CTP) of "SQL Server Application and Multi-Server Management [tools], as part of the SQL Server codename 'Kilimanjaro,'" according to a PASS spokesperson.

Web PI Gains XP, Windows 2003 Support

Release candidate of Redmond’s Web Platform Installer now supports Windows XP and Windows Server 2003.

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