Microsoft releases new versions of its main products on a relatively predictable schedule. SQL Server releases or major updates have appeared at roughly two-year intervals going back to SQL Server 2008. A bit of a naming anomaly occurred with SQL Server 2008 R2, but that name coincided with Windows Server 2008 R2 which was released around the same time. Continue reading this story here. x
Integration with Microsoft's Azure and new business intelligence and Big Data tools are among the most striking features of SQL Server 2014, finds reviewer Paul Ferrill.