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Get the latest on SQL Server at Microsoft Ignite 2016. Pre-register now for the lowest price.

In September 2016, Microsoft Ignite is headed to Atlanta, Georgia. Pre-register now and get ready for — 1,000+ hours of content, 700+ sessions, and a multitude of networking opportunities Insights and roadmaps from industry leaders Deep dives and live demos on the products you use every day Direct access to product experts Interactive digital labs...

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Big data needs a big cloud

Brian Mitchell, Microsoft Senior Business Program Manager, took the stage at Ignite two weeks ago to discuss Planning Your Big Data Architecture on Azure. “Big Data” requires big scale. Mitchell covered how this is accomplished through storage strategies, partitioning, fault tolerance, and the right architecture to scale to the extremes of big data. If you...

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SQL Server 2016 public preview coming this summer

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, announced SQL Server 2016, an intelligent platform for a mobile first, cloud first world.  The next major release of Microsoft’s flagship database and analytics platform provides breakthrough performance for mission critical applications and deeper insights on your data across on-premises and cloud. Top capabilities for the release include: Always Encrypted...

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