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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...Read more

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...Read more

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...Read more

For proven in-memory technology without costly add-ons, migrate your Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014 

Today, we are making available a new version of SQL Server Migration Assistant (SSMA), a free tool to help customers migrate their existing Oracle databases to SQL Server 2014. Microsoft released SQL Server 2014 earlier this year, after months of customer testing, with features such as In-Memory OLTP to speed up transaction performance, In-Memory Columnstore...Read more

New: ASP.NET Session State Provider for SQL Server In-Memory OLTP 

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 brings new performance and scalability gains by introducing In-Memory OLTP.  In-Memory OLTP contains tables and indexes optimized for in memory. Transactions execute under lock-free algorithms to provide linear scalability and Transact-SQL stored procedures can be compiled in native machine code for maximum efficiency in processing. Working with SQL Server customers on...Read more

Edgenet Exec Q&A 

Edgenet provides optimized product data for suppliers, retailers and search engines. Used online and in stores, Edgenet solutions ensure that businesses and consumers can make purchasing and inventory decisions based on accurate product information. Last year, it implemented an In-Memory OLTP solution built on SQL Server 2014, which has helped it continue to innovate and...Read more