SQL Server


Velocity CTP3 Released

Microsoft this week rolled out the next community test version of a distributed cache platform code-named "Velocity" that promises to speed up .NET-based applications.

First Service Pack Released for SQL Server 2008

Microsoft on Tuesday released SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 1, which provides updates to the relational database management system, but no new features.

Embarcadero Revamps Database Development and Performance Suite

Embarcadero Technologies has released a new suite of tools aimed at developers looking to tune Java and SQL code in data driven applications.

'Neeris' Worm Using Old Tricks on Windows PCs

While the IT security community waited anxiously to see what havoc the Conficker worm might bring to infected systems on April 1, another worm slithered into the picture and now has Microsoft's full attention.

Zend Releasing Enterprise-Grade PHP Server

Zend Technologies will release its commercial-grade server for PHP applications on Tuesday.

Windows 7 Will Have an XP Downgrade Option

Microsoft will permit Windows 7 Professional edition downgrades to Windows XP Professional, according a report by veteran Microsoft watcher Mary-Jo Foley published on Monday.

WSJ: IBM, Sun Talks 'Unraveling'

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the proposed $7 billion dollar deal for IBM Corp. to acquire Sun Microsystems virtually collapsed this weekend.

ERWin Data Modeler and ComponentOne LiveLinq

New tools for data modeling and a new class library for LINQ.

What's Old Is New Again

Aligning SQL in the cloud to SQL on the ground is about more than just common sense. It's about getting things done.

Microsoft Revamps SQL Data Services (SDS) Cloud Database

A pure relational database in the cloud will be offered by Microsoft via its forthcoming Azure Services Platform.

Firefox 3.0.8 Released, Critical Security Bugs Fixed

Mozilla rolled out security updates for Firefox after the Web browser was hacked during a contest two weeks ago at a software security convention in Vancouver.

DOA: The Open Cloud Manifesto

The Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum (CCIF) publicly launched its "Open Cloud Manifesto" on Monday, but the document, which advocates open standards and interoperability between cloud platforms, generated few sparks after a spokesperson indicated that the CCIF isn't vouching for it.

DataDirect Boosts ODBC Drivers

Looking to give a boost to applications that rely on Microsoft's ODBC standard, DataDirect Technologies this week released version 6.0 of its DataDirect Connect for OBDC.

Microsoft Exec Reacts to 'Open Cloud Manifesto'

A Microsoft official took umbrage on Thursday to an "open standards" initiative proposed by a coalition of cloud computing technology providers.

Inside the TFS Databases, Part 2

Jeff continues his exploration of the TfsWorkItemTracking database by showing you how to retrieve a record from a given point in time using some helpful SQL statements.

Hackers Enlist Search Engines for Phishing Attacks

Hackers are increasingly attempting to influence search engines to misdirect users to spurious Web sites.

Adobe Issues Critical PDF Reader Patch

Adobe Systems Inc. had its own Patch Tuesday yesterday when it issued a critical security fix for an Adobe Reader 9 bug that first got broad attention in late February.

Microsoft Revamps SDS Cloud Database

Following months of criticism that its cloud-based SQL Data Services lacked the horsepower for enterprise-grade applications, Microsoft today said it is scrapping the effort and moving to a pure relational model instead.

IT 'Negligent' in Patching Worm Hole, Halbheer Says

As Microsoft's main front man on security, Roger Halbheer has a tall order to fill.

Startup Readies Cloud-Based Relational Database

As Microsoft prepares to reveal its plans for a more robust offering of its emerging SQL Data Services, an obscure two-person company last week launched its own cloud-based relational database service.

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