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Improved Cloud Scenarios and Compatibility with SQL Server 2012 SP1 CU2 and New Microsoft ODBC Drivers

On Thursday, Microsoft is releasing SQL Server 2012 SP1 Cumulative Update 2 and new ODBC drivers.  The key benefits of the cumulative update include simplifying backup of SQL Server databases to Windows Azure storage and also improving SQL VHDs for Windows Server and Windows Azure VMs.  The new ODBC drivers allow greater Linux support on-premises...

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Introducing SQL Server 2012 Interoperability Solutions

With the data explosion continuing across every datacenter, desktop and device, it’s no secret that the world of technology has become a very heterogeneous place. Organizations have investments across varied platforms and technology infrastructure and making the most of these investments means the ability to blend old and new to solve the right business problems...

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Availability of Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Hadoop based Service on Windows Azure

In October at the PASS Summit 2011, Microsoft announced expanded investments in “Big Data”, including a new Apache Hadoop™ based distribution for Windows Server and service for Windows Azure. In doing so, we extended Microsoft’s leadership in BI and Data Warehousing, enabling our customers to glean and manage insights for any data, any size, anywhere....

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