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New SQL Server 2014 Logo Certification Program

We are proud to announce the SQL Server Logo Certification Program, part of the Enterprise Cloud Application Logo Certification Programs announced in April. The program is designed to help application providers and ISV partners drive growth through recognition that their applications work with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and global exposure in the Microsoft Pinpoint partner...

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SQL Server AlwaysOn Template in Azure Portal Now Supports Existing Domains and is Much Faster

In August, we announced the SQL Server AlwaysOn Offering in the Microsoft Azure Portal Gallery. This offering fully automates the configuration of a highly available SQL Server deployment on Azure Infrastructure Services using AlwaysOn Availability Groups. Now, we have updated this offering with some exciting improvements. Namely, we have added support for using existing domains,...

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Countdown to PASS Summit Series: A Look Back at Customers Using the New Features of SQL Server 2012

The countdown continues and we are another day closer to the SQL Server community event of the year, PASS Summit 2012 in Seattle, Washington! With just 5 days left until the official start of the Summit, we are continuing with our special celebratory blog series and “A Look Back at Customers Using the New Features...

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SQL Server 2012 Delivers Unparalleled Performance for Telecommunication Companies

The team here at Microsoft designed SQL Server 2012 to be chock-full of technologies that deliver a major leap forward in performance and include a suite of tools that help make performance more consistent and predictable. Thanks to these major enhancements in performance and scalability, customers can rely on SQL Server 2012 to manage their...

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Guest Blog by EMC: Mission Critical Confidence meets Efficient and Powerful

With the launch of SQL Server 2012, Microsoft is changing the game in the world of data management. The introduction of SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups delivers a new replication mechanism that gives customers unprecedented confidence to put mission critical applications on SQL Server. But Availability Groups do much more than provide failover and...

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SQL Server 2012 Released to Manufacturing

Exciting news! Microsoft announced today that SQL Server 2012 has released to manufacturing. Customers and partners can download an evaluation of the product today and can expect general availability to begin on April 1. Microsoft also announced today an additional preview of an Apache Hadoop-based service on Windows Azure that will be available in the...

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Recommended SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event Sessions for DBAs and IT Professionals

The SQL Server 2012 Virtual Launch Event kicks off on March 7, 2012 starting at 8:00AM Pacific (-8:00 GMT) with keynotes from Microsoft Executives including: Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President, Business Platform Division and Quentin Clark, Corporate Vice President, Database Systems Group. Following the keynotes, you’ll have access to over 30+ sessions to learn about...

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