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Download Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP and Register for PASS Summit 2009 Today

SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP The wait is over – the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 August Community Technology Preview (CTP) is available for public download and testing today. Building on the momentum of SQL Server 2008, “R2” improves IT efficiency by reducing the time and cost of developing and managing applications; empowers end...

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SQL Server 2008 R2 August CTP Available Today

Today we are excited to announce the availability of the first community technology preview (CTP) of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for MSDN and TechNet subscribers, with the CTP generally available on Wednesday, August 12th. Building on the momentum of SQL Server 2008, “R2” improves IT efficiency by reducing the time and cost of developing...

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SQL Azure Database is on its way; new pricing and licensing information announced at WPC

The next wave of information on the Windows Azure platform was revealed today at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) in New Orleans.  Since many of you are following the roll-out of this highly anticipated cloud platform, we wanted to provide you with an update on Microsoft SQL Azure and Microsoft SQL Azure Database– formerly known...

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Microsoft named a leader in Database Management Systems Market

Forrester Research has named Microsoft a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Database Management Systems, Q2 2009. (June 2009). Forrester writes that Microsoft is “The most aggressive DBMS vendor with a strong road map.” In this Wave, Forrester categorizes Leaders as offering “broad set of functionality to support any critical transactional application.”   Analyst Noel...

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SQL Server support for guest failover clustering on Hyper-V

SQL Server support for Guest Failover Clustering  in a virtualization environment is now available.Guest Failover Clustering is when you create a SQL Server failover cluster inside a virtual machine where the nodes are running as a virtual machine.   With this extension of support, SQL Server customers can achieve high availability of SQL Server products when...

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Why SQL Server May Be More Suitable for Your Cluster Database

  A new 12-page whitepaper has been published from Microsoft that explains some of the common myths and misunderstandings about competitive cluster databases that could affect your organization. It examines some of the main reasons why customers will want to implement SQL Server as their database solutions. Choosing the right database technology is a crucial...

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