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

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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 Read more

Big data needs a big cloud 

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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 Read more

Top reasons why enterprises should choose Azure SQL Data Warehouse 

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Guest post by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Data Platform Yesterday at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, we demoed the first sneak peek of Azure SQL Data Warehouse.  As you build more applications in the cloud and with the increase in cloud-born data, there is strong customer demand for a data warehouse solution in the cloud to manage Read more


SQL Server 2016 public preview coming this summer 

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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 Read more