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+.
Ahead of the Microsoft TechEd 2014 conference, Melissa Data announced that they will be showing off new matching and de-duplication functionality in the company's MatchUp Component for SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS).
Tim Ford is involved in several different facets of the SQL Server space. Not only is he heavily involved in our own IT/Dev Connections conference, but he's also the person behind the annual SQL Cruise technical training event.
Microsoft is cleaning house by replacing its current cloud-database service tiers with new ones. According to the company, it is retiring its SQL Database Web and Business service tiers on April 24, 2015.
During Microsoft's Q3 earnings call yesterday, the company generated a net income of $5.66 billion on revenues of $20.40 billion. Additionally, the Devices and Consumer sector within Microsoft grew 12 percent to $8.30 billion, and commercial revenue grew 7 percent to $12.23 billion.