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Avoiding technical debtor’s prison with the right data platform 

“Technical debtor’s prison” is a term I recently came across in a Forrester Research report, “CIOs’ Top Five Career-Ending Digital Transformation Challenges” by Bobby Cameron with Peter Burris, Rachael Klehm, and Rachel Birrell. The idea is that CIOs sometimes feel indebted to the specific technology that has a history of serving the organization well over...

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New SQL Server 2014 Logo Certification Program 

We are proud to announce the SQL Server Logo Certification Program, part of the Enterprise Cloud Application Logo Certification Programs announced in April. The program is designed to help application providers and ISV partners drive growth through recognition that their applications work with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 and global exposure in the Microsoft Pinpoint partner...

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SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 Update 

May 15, 2015 Update: SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 is now available for download +++ On Wednesday, April 15, Microsoft launched SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1).  Shortly after release we discovered an installation issue.  As a result, we have put the Service Pack downloads on hold. SQL Server 2014 (SP1) will be re-released...

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SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 is now available 

One year ago, Satya Nadella spoke in San Francisco to launch SQL Server 2014.  Today, we are pleased to announce the release of SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 (SP1). The Service Pack is available for download on the Microsoft Download Center. As part of our continued commitment to software excellence for our customers, this upgrade...

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Microsoft announces major update to Azure SQL Database, adds free tier to Azure Machine Learning 

This morning at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) Summit, we celebrated SQL Server 2014’s strong momentum and introduced new services that further expand Microsoft’s big data platform. We announced a major update coming to our database-as-a-service, Azure SQL Database, and easier access to our machine learning service, Azure Machine Learning. These new updates...

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