As Microsoft’s rapid release cycle begins to heat up with upcoming releases of SQL Server 2014, Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2 it’s clear that the cloud is becoming an ever deeper part of Microsoft’s server line.
Get familiar with SQL Server 2014's enhanced integration with Azure, learn more about how SQL Server 2014 is bringing NoSQL speeds to a relational database, and find out seven secrets to make life easier in SSMS.
In the news today is a survey of databases in use, the release of Forerunner Mobilizer to manage SQL Server Reporting Services across mobile devices, and OpenShift by Red Hat's plans to add SQL Server support to its cloud platform.
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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