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Microsoft is making available for download a test build of Service Pack 1 for its SQL Server 2012 database, as well as new SQL Azure cloud-database additions.
Microsoft is trying to grab Oracle enterprise database users with a new migration offer for SQL Server 2016.
How does Microsoft plan to bring parity to its SQL Server releases for Linux and Windows as it moves forward? Its 'Drawbridge' library OS virtualization technology is playing a role.
Microsoft plans to make all four editions of SQL Server 2016 generally available to all customers on June 1, 2016.
Microsoft is making available its first public near-final Release Candidate for its SQL Server 2017 database, which will run on both Linux and Windows Server.
Microsoft will roll out later in November a third Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build of SQL Server 2008, the next-to-last CTP before finalizing the product in time for shipment in the second calendar quarter of next year.
How will Microsoft's new per-core pricing affect the prices that SQL Server 2012 customers may pay? Directions on Microsoft has done the math.
Microsoft's SQL Server 2012 has RTM'd. It will be generally available starting April 1.
Microsoft is set to begin rolling out new updates to its Office 365, SQL Azure and Dynamics CRM Online services in the coming weeks/months.