Blair Greenwood is an associate editor for SQL Server Pro, where she extensively covers database administration, development, and business intelligence industry trends and news. Follow her on Twitter at @blair_greenwood and Google+.
A recap of this week's news on SQL Server Pro, including insights on Microsoft's strategic direction for SQL Server, the impact of the Heartbleed vulnerability, and happenings at this week's Red Hat Summit conference.
American Megatrends recently announced the availability of its StorTrends iDATA tool, where organizations can get a handle on their entire IT infrastructure's performance, capacity, and throughput requirements.
The Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC is now available for download as a go-live release. Microsoft has introduced universal projects, which lets developers leverage their existing code to target several different Windows devices.
QLogic's FabricCache adapter lets users deploy, manage, and transform single-server, captive cache into shared and performance enhancing resource for several different applications that depend on SAN storage.
Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition is a great way to save thousands on licensing—and save yourself some serious headaches when deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availabiliity Groups....More
While I believe that NoSQL can have some places where it legitimately makes sense, I also believe that NoSQL is also the patently wrong choice for a number of different types of applications or use cases....More
Initial word on the street is that SQL Server 2014 has been very stable so far—which is probably why it went to release so quickly and bypassed what would typically have been another pre-release....More