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SQL Server Management Studio 18.2 is now generally available 

We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.2. For this update, while we added some features, our focus was dedicated to fundamentals such as stability, reliability, performance, etc. You can download SQL Server Management Studio 18.2 today. Some of the new features in SQL Server Management Studio include: Intellisense/editor:...

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DBAs: It’s time to get up to speed with Azure 

The summer solstice has passed, and DBAs are still asking how to get up to speed with Azure. I’m even speaking at events on how to take advantage of Azure to do migrations to the cloud! Many I’ve spoken to are wondering what skills they need to add to their already impressive arsenal of technology....

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The July release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

This post and release activities were co-authored by Vasu Bhog, an intern on the Azure Data Studio team. We’re excited to announce that the July release ofAzure Data Studiois now available. You can download Azure Data Studioand review therelease notesto get started. Please note:After downloading Azure Data Studio, click yes to enable the preview features...

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SQL Server 2019 on Windows containers now in Early Adopters Program 

Starting with SQL Server 2017’s support for Linux and containers, Microsoft has been on a journey of platform and operating system choice. SQL Server 2019 containers simplify application development, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, and production workloads by making it easier to deploy SQL Server in these environments. Today, we’re happy to continue down...

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SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 3.1 is now available 

We’re excited to announce the monthly release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview (CTP) 3.1. Customers can download this free build, try out features in this release and prior releases, and provide feedback to the engineering team. Your feedback is very helpful in refining features to be the most useful and avoid unintended regressions....

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The June release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

We’re excited to announce the June release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, say Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use extensions. Azure Data Studio is a...

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Advanced data security for SQL Server is coming to Azure Virtual Machines 

This post was written by Michael Makhlevich Our customers have asked for this and we’ve been listening advanced data security is now available for SQL Server onAzure Virtual Machines!Using just a few simple steps, you can nowprotectyour SQL ServerinstallationsonAzure VMswith Microsoft’s advanceddatasecurity capabilities. Advanced data security for SQL Server on Azure VM currently includes Read...

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