Microsoft exec touts SQL Server 2008

October 4, 2007

[From ARN]

Ted Kummert, corporate vice president for the data and storage platform at Microsoft, came over nine months ago from Microsoft's security, access and solutions division to lead the SQL Server effort and usher the 2008 version into general release. Kummert says performance and scalability improvements will continue to put pressure on rivals like IBM and Oracle. In an interview with Network World senior editor John Fontana, he also discusses goals around a new release timetable, prescribed upgrade paths for users, a services element and virtualization.

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