Microsoft officially ends support for SQL Server 2005

It’s official: support for Microsoft Corp.’s venerable database offering SQL Server 2005 came to an end this week. As of April 12, the 10-year-old server product is officially out of Microsoft's product lifecycle

Published on: April 15th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Microsoft builds out data platform with SQL Server update

Microsoft Corp. has unveiled its plans for its data platform by rolling out a number of new services – and one of them is an update to its SQL Server. On Tuesday, Microsoft

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Candice So

When the economy hands them a lemon, smart Canadian firms make lemonade

"When fate hands you a lemon," wrote Dale Carnegie way back in 1948, "make lemonade." Carnegie offered that principle in his best-seller: How to Stop Worrying and Start Living as a prescription for

Published on: February 23rd, 2009 Joaquim P. Menezes

Microsoft fixes bugs that could make “Swiss cheese” of business networks

Microsoft Corp. today patched three vulnerabilities in the company's Server Message Block (SMB) file-sharing protocol, including two that could make "Swiss cheese" out of enterprise networks, according to one researcher. "This is super

Published on: January 15th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Web 2.0 tool helps close mortgage deals faster

The final actions of closing a mortgage transaction require lawyers and lenders to swap documents back and forth, trading signatures on everything from exact interest rates down to whether the owner is responsible

Published on: September 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Microsoft launches its “most tested” product ever, promises big benefits to IT

Turkish engineer Omer Celik survived a massive earthquake in Istanbul, Turkey in 1989 only to spend the next five days living on the street awaiting rescue crews.It was an experience that he hoped

Published on: February 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

IT systems overhaul works wonders for Canada’s fastest growing city

An IT systems overhaul – that included a move to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 – has helped the city of Mississauga, Ont. slash costs, and achieve several other benefits to boot.With a population

Published on: February 14th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

IBM Viper to avoid ‘schema chaos’

IBM’s Toronto Software Lab is helping Big Blue prepare a version of its DB2 database that could store XML data more easily.Early previews of the database, code-named Viper, are being provided this week

Published on: November 17th, 2005 Shane Schick