SQL databases with in-memory column stores, NoSQL with query languages; it looks like the two schools of database design have begun to merge.
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Microsoft is preparing to release a preview of a new version of its Azure SQL database before year-end which is aimed at simplifying the move of database applications to the cloud.
Microsoft is tweaking its Azure SQL cloud database pricing, guaranteed uptime and more ahead of making its new tiers generally available.
Microsoft is making available previews of two new Azure services: Its DocumentDB NoSQL service and its full-text search service built on Elasticsearch.
Big trends in the No Design Database era and other takeaways from MongoDB's first user conference.
Microsoft, Apple and Google have all made big announcements at their developer conferences. What do they mean for developers and how we design and build applications?
A newly-published Microsoft patent supports rumours about the design of its smartwatch.
Microsoft is retiring its SQL Web and Business cloud-database service tiers in April 2015 and replacing them with new Basic, Standard and Premium ones.
If you're seeking something more comfortable than a standard-design keyboard, Microsoft has a couple of options that could fit the bill.
Bill Gates has been a hero of mine since I was a kid, but I can't get my head around the idea of him coming back to be more involved in Microsoft...
Microsoft's original Surface with Windows RT earned high praise for its design, but it was a flop in the marketplace. One year later, Microsoft is back with a beefed-up Surface 2. Can this year's model earn the respect that eluded its predecessor?
Microsoft has rearchitected its logo and its Bing.com site to reflect the fact Bing is no longer just a search engine on a Web page.
Microsoft has opened up to testers the limited preview of the premium tier of its Windows Azure SQL database for business-critical applications.
The console-gaming market is at a major inflection point, but this week Apple was more interested in design geekery than mounting a challenge against Sony and Microsoft in that multi-billion dollar industry. Apple has all the ducks lined up – so why did it just blow its biggest-ever gaming opportunity?
48 hours ago I published a piece about the mistakes I felt Microsoft had made with Windows 8 design. You replied in your droves. Here's a summary of what you shared...
John Appleby has been checking out access to resources in database developer environments. He reckons Force.com stands head and shoulders above Google, Oracle, Microsoft, Workday, IBM and SAP. Here are his conclusions.
Business buyers who said no to Microsoft's Surface with Windows RT will get a chance to try the Surface with Windows 8 Pro when it goes on sale next month. Will the second time be the charm for Microsoft? Or will businesses pass on the radical tablet/PC design?
Updated: Microsoft is phasing out some of its Expression family of design tools for Windows and Windows Phone. So what's Plan B?
My daughter recently discovered the my Microsoft Surface RT is a perfect device for writing papers and conducting research while also having slick hardware design.
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