August 9, 2016
SQL Server 2016: Unbeatable Database Security
Last month we started the first of a five part series outlining the five key messages that differentiate SQL Server 2016 from its competitors. Now that we’ve covered what makes SQL Server 2016 an industry leader in mission critical OLTP, we’ll dive into security. Industry Leader in Mission Critical OLTP Most Secure Database Highest Performing Data Warehouse End-to-End Mobile BI
July 21, 2016
A Former CIO’s Thoughts from the 2016 Microsoft Partner Conference
Last week, I had the privilege of attending Microsoft’s World Partner Conference in Toronto, Canada alongside 20,000 of Microsoft’s partners. Sitting in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto listening to Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella give his keynote address to the World Partner Conference, I started to think about how customers engage with software vendors and consultants, like us. There is this
June 6, 2016
Support for SQL Server 2005 Has Ended
Extended support for SQL Server 2005 has ended. That means no more service packs, cumulative updates, security hotfixes or anything else for that matter will be released for SQL Server 2005. Ever again. Goodbye SQL Server 2005! You were definitely an awesome jump ahead in the race to organize corporate data. If you’re still running SQL Server 2005 in your
June 6, 2016
What Happens When Your Organization Grows Too Quickly?
“We’re trying to fit 10 pounds a flour in a five pound bag.” This was the reason given to me during a recent assessment of a company’s IT operations. The senior IT leader asserted that his department did not have enough resources to address the backlog of outstanding issues that were causing frustration throughout the company. He said there was
June 4, 2016
No Longer Just An OLTP Database
SQL Server 2016 is being called the biggest leap forward in databases releases to date. That’s a pretty bold statement, but we kind of have to agree with it. Mostly due to the fact that Microsoft has built everything in to this release, whereas its competitors either sell them as separate add-on SKUs or they don’t even have them available to buy yet.