MCPmag.com - 12/2/2005 -
The Integrated Stack Is Back -
Is all this integration among Microsoft components good for customers? SQL
Server 2005 is driven by deep hooks into other Microsoft server and desktop
products. Microsoft decided to break with the industry practice of selling
separate data warehousing and business intelligence (BI) components for high
premiums. Instead, the company has bundled these features into SQL Server
itself, yielding a radically lower price structure that forces database managers
to take notice.
SQL Server Magazine - 11/2005 -
SQL Server 2005 Is Here - Five full years since the debut of SQL Server
2000, Microsoft will officially release SQL Server 2005 this November.
SQL Server Magazine - 11/2005 -
Easily Missed SQL Server 2005 Features - These five easily overlooked
features add significant functionality to SQL Server 2005.
CRN - 10/21/2005 -
Microsoft’s Licensing Changes Aid Virtualization - Microsoft has made
significant licensing changes to address the growing mix of virtual machines and
traditional server software running in the data center. The new policies, which
go into effect Dec. 1...
SearchWin2000.com - 10/19/2005 -
SQL Server 2005: Users will upgrade eventually - With less than a month to
go before the first major SQL Server upgrade in five years, users seem to be
divided into two camps: those who are going into production as fast as they can
and those who will upgrade sometime in the next couple of years.
SearchWin2000.com - 10/18/2005 -
Delay in database mirroring isn't changing many IT plans - The fact that the
November release of SQL Server 2005 will ship with the database mirroring
feature disabled doesn't seem to be having much impact on users' decisions to
infoconomy.com - 10/17/2005 -
Microsoft’s five year bet - SQL Server 2005 is finally ready for release.
But has Microsoft done enough to make enterprise-class?
itjungle.com - 10/5/2005 -
Microsoft Gears Up
for SQL Server Launch - The long wait is almost over for SQL Server 2005
(code named Yukon), the next release of Microsoft's relational database
technology, which becomes available next month.
MCP Magazine - 9/15/05 -
Mirroring Not Ready for Production When SQL Server 2005 Ships - Database
mirroring, a high-availability feature, will be included in the RTM version of
the Standard and Enterprise editions of SQL Server 2005, but customers will be
required to go through extra steps to turn on the feature.
SQL Server Central - 09/14/2005 -
TechNote: Installing SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 - If you are
working with SQL Server 2005, you really need Visual Studio 2005 as well. And
since they are both in Beta, there are some interesting issues when installing
both of these pre-products.
Developer.com - 9/13/05 -
Native XML Web
Services in SQL Server 2005 - With SQL Server 2005, Microsoft has revisited
its database Web access story, and the story is much improved. Now, you can have
direct access to your SQL Server data from any HTTP SOAP client without any
extra middleware at all - not even IIS.
Developer.com - 9//05 -
Objects in CLR - CLR integration in SQL Server 2005... how to write various
common database objects in CLR.
Microsoft - 9/05 -
your seat for SQL Server 2005 "Ready Launch Tour 2005"
- Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer will kick off the launch of Microsoft® SQL
Server(TM) 2005, Visual Studio® 2005 and BizTalk® Server 2006 on Nov. 7, 2005,
in San Francisco. Many other cities and dates!