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SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition Receives Common Criteria Certification 

We’d like to announce the Common Criteria (CC) certification of SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition (32 & 64 bit). SQL Server 2008 completed an IT security evaluation at the Basic Assurance Level (EAL1+) and was certified by BSI (Bundesamt fur Sicherheit in der Informationtechnik), the certifying agency of the German government. This certification is a third party...Read more

Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 Available Today 

Service Pack 1 for SQL Server 2008 will be available today for customers. The Service pack is available via download here and is primarily a roll-up of cumulative updates 1 to 3, quick fix engineering updates and minor fixes made in response to requests reported through the SQL Server community. While there are no new features in...Read more

Microsoft Colleagues Win ACM Award 

Technorati Tags: ACM,David DeWitt,Gamma Parallel Database Congratulations to David DeWitt, Bob Gerber, and their colleagues at University of Wisconsin, including Jeff Naughton, our partner at UW in the Gray Systems Lab, for receiving the prestigious 2008 ACM Software System Award for their work on the Gamma Parallel Database System. From the ACM award:  The Gamma...Read more

What’s Next for SQL Data Services… 

At the Professional Developer Conference 2008 Microsoft kicked off a major wave of innovation with the announcement of the Azure Services Platform. A key piece of that technology wave is SQL Data Services (SDS). Over the last 4 months, SDS early adopters have been working with our REST service interface with its flexible entity based...Read more

CTP for Service Pack 1 of SQL Server 2008 Available 

Today we are excited to announce the availability of our Community Technology Preview (CTP) for Service Pack 1 of SQL Server 2008. This scheduled servicing release addresses feedback received from many of you who have deployed SQL Server 2008 since our release back in August 2008.     We take every update to SQL Server very seriously...Read more

SQL Server Fast Track Data Warehouse announced at TDWI Conference 

Today, February 23, 2009 Microsoft announced SQL Server® Fast Track Data Warehouse, a new set of Reference Architectures for SQL Server 2008 that enables customers to accelerate their Data Warehouse deployments and reduce cost.  In addition, customers can further jump start their Data Warehouse design with new industry solution templates provided by System Integrators –...Read more