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Want to Leverage New Technology? Upgrade Your SQL Databases

Technology innovations make a big difference for organizations, with tools like business intelligence (BI) and mobility transforming the way they do business.

Amy Malecka | February 20, 2018

Your Old SQL Version Isn’t Supported by Microsoft

It’s tempting to hold off SQL Server upgrades as long as possible, especially if everything is working fine. Here are the biggest challenges you could run into if you avoid upgrading.

Amy Malecka | February 8, 2018
sql server

SQL Server Management Studio Version 17.2 Now Available

Microsoft has released an update to Management Studio, bringing it up to Version 17.2. The latest fixes and new features give you better control over SQL Server.

Eric Russo | December 21, 2017

Polybase Feature in SQL 2016

SQL Server 2016 represents a step toward better big data management and real-time analytics for the enterprise. Read on to learn about Polybase feature.

Eric Russo | October 18, 2017
SQL 2008

What Happens If My Database Technology Is Not Supported?

Your current database technology may have worked well over the years, but there comes a time where it reaches its end of life. Don’t put yourself at risk.

Eric Russo | September 28, 2017
SQL Server 2017, database upgrade

Microsoft’s Newest: SQL Server 2017 Advantages to Upgrade

SQL Server 2017 is more than a quality-of-life upgrade for your databases. To work with cross-platform compatibility is a game-changer, and it’s worth the upgrade.

Eric Russo | August 31, 2017
SQL Server 2008

How to Get Off SQL 2008

SQL 2008 reaches its extended end of life July 2019. If you continue using, there’s risk for security exploits, higher maintenance costs and compliance issues.

Eric Russo | August 17, 2017
SQL Server

Data Flexibility — SQL Server 2017 on Linux

SQL Server on Linux is a platform of choice — across all OS, data types, on premises and in the cloud — that gives customers flexibility and control over their data.

Eric Russo | August 16, 2017
AWS SQL Server

AWS Alphabet — Core Concepts for SQL Server DBAs

The alphabet of Amazon Web Services for SQL Server DBAs: AWS, SQL, RDS, EC2, S3, and VPC.

Trevor Banks | August 1, 2017
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