Microsoft today released Microsoft SQL Server 2014, the foundation of our cloud-first data platform. SQL Server 2014 delivers breakthrough performance with new and enhanced in-memory technologies to help customers accelerate their business and enable new, transformational scenarios. In addition, SQL Server 2014 enables new hybrid cloud solutions to take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing with scenarios such as cloud backup and cloud disaster recovery for on-premises SQL Server installations. SQL Server 2014 continues to offer industry-leading business intelligence capabilities through integration with familiar tools like Excel and Power BI for Office 365 for faster insights.
We will also soon make generally available the SQL Server Backup to Microsoft Azure Tool, a free tool that allows customers to backup older versions of SQL Server to Azure storage.
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