SQL Server 2016 now supports Windows Server 2016 Storage Spaces Direct 

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With the upcoming general availability of Windows Server 2016, we are pleased to announce that Microsoft SQL Server 2016 will support deploying databases on the new Storage Spaces Direct feature of Windows Server 2016. What’s new Storage Spaces Direct Storage Spaces Direct, new in Windows Server 2016, enables customers to create highly scalable and flexible Read more


Have you pre-registered for Microsoft Ignite 2016? Here are four reasons to do it now. 

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Microsoft Ignite is all about getting knowledge direct from the source—everything from industry leaders talking about what’s next, to in-person Q&As with the people who built the tools you use every day. So what better way to introduce the 2016 conference than with insights directly from product experts—Julia White, Jeffrey Snover, and Mark Russinovich—sharing their Read more

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Get More Out of the Hybrid Cloud at Ignite 

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Hybrid cloud solutions offer the best of both worlds: you get the flexible power of the cloud combined with the tight control of localized datacenters. SQL Server offers tons of out-of-the-box hybrid capabilities, and Microsoft Principal PM Nosheen Syed will show you how to make the most of them in his Ignite session “Microsoft SQL Read more

Explore In-Memory Technologies at Ignite 

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You’ve probably already heard why you should use the in-memory tech built into Microsoft SQL Server: 30 times faster transaction speed, 100 times the query speed, and millions of rows of data analyzed every second. If you want to learn more about the how, check out the Microsoft Ignite session with the no-nonsense title, In-Memory Read more