March 18, 2014
SQL Server 2014 has been released to manufacturing, and will be generally available for customers to download and purchase on April 1.

Highlights

Microsoft introduces cloud service for the Internet of Things
April 15
Microsoft Azure Intelligent Systems Service is now available in limited public preview.
Modernizing power consumption with in-memory technology
April 15
This video describes how SQL Server 2014’s in-memory technologies can be used to track smart meter energy data.
Capturing the data dividend
April 15
IDC surveyed organizations who have invested in big data to discover the data dividend of their investment.
Microsoft Azure HDInsight with support for Hadoop 2.2 now available
March 17
Learn more about Microsoft Azure HDInsight with support for Hadoop 2.2 in this blog from Eron Kelly.
Quentin Clark at O’Reilly Strata Conference
Feb. 12
Listen to Quentin Clark’s keynote at O’Reilly Strata Conference.