Microsoft’s SQL on Linux announcement is a sign of changing times

Microsoft’s SQL on Linux announcement is a sign of changing times

Microsoft’s SQL on Linux – an inevitable transformation?

The recent announcement that Microsoft is extending SQL Server to run on Linux is great news for businesses, Microsoft and the industry in general. And its relevance goes way beyond the—albeit huge—announcement itself.

On its surface, this will mean flexibility and choice for users of SQL Server, which Gartner has placed in the top right of its magic quadrant. The database server will offer a consistent platform across Windows Server and Linux environments, whether on-premise and on the cloud. It is, in fact, all part of Microsoft’s own cloud play with Azure, and it is great news.

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The End of Microsoft EAP/ECI…the Beginning of SCE

The End of Microsoft EAP/ECI…the Beginning of SCE

Come November 10, 2013, Microsoft will be launching Server and Cloud Enrollment (SCE). SCE is a three-year enrollment under the Microsoft Enterprise Agreement (EA) that will replace the soon-to-be retired Enrollment for Core Infrastructure (ECI), Enrollment for Application Platform (EAP), and Enterprise Wide Agreement (EWA) programs.

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