SQL Server


SQL Server SP1 Gets Connected

One highlight of this roll-up release is the addition of row-level security and dynamic data masking, which were only available in the Enterprise version, are now in Standard, Express, and other versions.

What Makes SQL Server 2016 a Game-Changer

Polybase, Query Store, dynamic data masking, row-level security, and temporal data JSON support -- just some of the new features that veteran SQL Server Live! presenter Leonard Lobel covers in this exclusive Q&A with Lafe Low.

Azure Outage Rolls Through Europe, India

A significant disruption of Microsoft's Azure cloud services has affected a large number of customers in Europe and India, and it's really trying the patience of developers using Visual Studio Team Services, with only partial use of services back online as of Friday afternoon.

It's Not the Names that Matter

As you work with other developers (and seek advice from experts) you need to make sure you're discussing what matters rather than arguing about terminology.

With ASP.NET MVC and Data Transfer Objects, The Bigger the Better

Create the best object for moving data from your Controller to your View.

Integrating SQL Server Reporting Services Reports and ASP.NET MVC

There are so many ways to integrate an SSRS report into your page that the biggest problem you'll face is deciding which one to use. Peter runs through all the solutions he can think of, including those cases where you want to download the report as a file.

Now In The AWS Marketplace: WinDocks

WinDocks is now available for .NET developers looking for a smoother solution for spinning up Windows Server 2012-based Docker containers in the AWS cloud.

SQL Server 2016 To Be Released June 1

Microsoft's venerable RDBMS gets a major update, with a developer-enabled version that unclutters the enterprise database solution development process.

Visual Studio '15' Is What's vNext

Microsoft offered a preview of Visual Studio '15' at Build last week. And whileit's just not quite ready for prime time, it's got an impressive number of changes with practically every tool in it that demand developer attention.

Kusto Gobbles Up Application Insights Data

A new tool that ingests every piece of Application Insights and turns it into reportable information is now getting its public preview. It's also got a name.

SQL Server 2014 Free for Visual Studio Dev Essentials Members

It's limited what VSDE member can do with it. Also: SQL Server 2016, when released later this year, will also be free.

Microsoft Press Developer Book Sale Until End of March

Save 35 percent on developer titles when purchasing books or downloading e-books directly from the Microsoft Press Store. Sale ends March 31.

New R Language Plugin for Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft R and R Server features are accessible almost directly through the Visual Studio IDE, with the new R Tools for Visual Studio plugin.

What You're Missing If You're Not At Build

Microsoft Build doesn't have the build up of, say, a major release of Visual Studio, to attract attendees, so why does it sell out? It's all about networking.

SQL Server To Run on Linux

Microsoft's Scott Guthrie said that the company's RDBMS could be running on the Linux platform some time in 2017. He plans to preview a new SQL Server Stretch Database service at a New York event this week.

Visual Studio Team Services Stops Twice

When your goal is 99.999-percent uptime, there's a small crack in the window for downtime. That happened with Visual Studio Team Services last week. And it happened within a span of two days.

UI, Performance Tweaked in Azure SDK 2.8.2 for Visual Studio 2015

Lots of user feedback-related improvements will make this incremental release easier for developers who want to make the cloud connection.

End of Extended Support for Some .NET Framework, SQL Server Versions

Security risks will be a major concern for companies using some versions of .NET Framework and SQL Server after extended support ends some time this year.

Performance, Scalability Improved in SQL Server 2012 SP3

Latest service pack comes more than a year after the last service pack, and also adds a number of enhanced monitoring capabilities.

SQL Server 2016 Breaks Out

Microsoft reveals a community technology preview of the venerable RDBMS that sports Always Encrypted technology and built-in R language services, among other features. Also in preview: Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics Services and Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

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