Windows Server 2008 RTMs!

Today  Windows Server 2008 released to manufacturing and will be available for purchase to new customers on March 1st .  This is a critical milestone in our platform strategy as it will bring new levels of security and reliability to both enterprise and Web-based solutions.   The combination of Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008 and… Read more

20 years ago this week…

Twenty years ago we announced the first version of Microsoft SQL Server. This year we’re working towards launching SQL Server 2008, as part of the biggest enterprise launch in our company’s history. We ship more units of SQL Server than Oracle and IBM combined and we are the fastest growing database and Business Intelligence vendor…. Read more

Investments for data-centric applications and services

I’m really excited about a couple of great new products to help developers be more productive in their day-to-day lives: the Entity Framework Beta 3 and the ASP.NET Extensions Preview.   With today’s Beta 3 release of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, we are providing a platform for developers to use LINQ against any back end… Read more

The Data Platform One-Stop Shop

You’ve heard me talk numerous times about the data management capability investment area of our Application Platform. We are gaining momentum in this space and the SQL Server team just launched a new blog – The Data Platform Insider blog – which looks to be a place for everything related to this capability.  In their… Read more

Guest Blogger: Ted Kummert

Today we have a guest blogger to share what’s going on in the SQL Server world— Ted Kummert, Corporate Vice President for the Data and Storage Platform Division.   Steve, thanks for the invitation to guest blog. This is great timing because we have a lot of really exciting momentum for SQL Server that I’d… Read more

SQL Server Going Up

It’s Friday and I’m looking forward to the semi-finals of the rugby world cup tomorrow. Can you say England and South Africa in the final? J  I’m also happy to report that SQL Server 2005 has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Warehouse Database Management Systems, 2007.  As… Read more