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Recap from PASS Summit 2011 

We had a great week at PASS Summit 2011, a SQL Server and BI user conference. During the day 1 keynote Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Platform Decision, talked about Microsoft’s roadmap for helping customers manage and analyze any data, of any size, anywhere — on premises, and in the private or...Read more

Microsoft Aligning with ODBC 

Today we are announcing that Microsoft is aligning with ODBC for native relational data access – the de-facto industry standard. This move supports our commitment to interoperability and our partners and customers’ journey to the cloud. SQL Azure is already aligned with ODBC today. Conversations with our customers and partners have shown that many of...Read more

Microsoft’s Commitment to Interoperability 

In our continued commitment to interoperability, we would like to share what the SQL Server product team has been doing for Java and PHP developers. We understand that our customers have application development across all platforms, so providing consistent data access across multi-platform solutions is our mission. We provide enterprise-class solutions for Java developers to...Read more

Parallel Data Warehouse News and Hadoop Interoperability Plans 

Today, businesses are increasingly facing a “data deluge,” as the complexity and volume of data grows steadily. Meanwhile, IT continues to grapple with how to manage, store that data, as well as unlock the valuable business insights that data holds.  That’s why last November Microsoft released SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse (PDW) –...Read more

Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0 released!! 

Microsoft is announcing an important interoperability milestone: the release of the Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server 2.0!! The major highlight of this release is the addition of the PDO_SQLSRV driver, which adds support for PHP Data Objects (PDO). The PHP community has signaled that PDO is the future as it removes data access complexity...Read more