Stories by Steve Gillmor, Ed Scannell, and Mark Jones

Mangione: .Net influences server strategy

The notion of a common data store that spans all of its server products has been something of a Holy Grail at Microsoft Corp. for several years, at least since the days of Windows NT. Microsoft's corporate vice president of SQL Server, Gordon Mangione, sat down at the company's Fusion partner conference to discuss how Microsoft is unifying its data system, tying the .Net servers together, and trying to rekindle the technology that was previously part of HailStorm.