Microsoft begins the Private Preview of SQL Server on Linux

Microsoft announced their plans to bring SQL Server to Linux. A step towards making the industry-leading data management and business analytics platform available for any data, to run any application, anywhere. SQL Server on Linux gives developers the power to build and deploy intelligent applications on a single data management and business analytics platform. This will enable SQL Server… Continue reading Microsoft begins the Private Preview of SQL Server on Linux

Microsoft Sync Framework 2.1 Available for Download

You can leverage the Windows Azure Platform to extend the reach of your data to anyone that has an internet connection, without making a significant investment in the infrastructure that is typically required. It also lets you extend your existing on premises SQL Server database to the cloud.

SQL Server 2008 R2 Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) Diagnostic Tool

This tool determines the overall conformance of their SQL Server instances and topology with established best practices. BPA examines your SQL Server instance for system events, reviews login permissions, scans your SQL Metadata for advisable settings, and recommends solutions to items that do not conform with established Microsoft best practices.