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Enterprise-scale Backup for SQL Server Databases 

More and more organizations are moving to the cloud to leverage the key benefits of agility and reduced overall cost. Its likely that at some point in time, your SQL Server will manifest as either of the three implementations in Azure: SQL Azure Database, SQL Managed Instance or SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machine (VM)....

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Free cloud data services training roundup 

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, were releasing a monthly list of the latest free data and artificial intelligence (AI) trainings in one convenient post. SQL Server and Windows Server 2008 end of support End of support is coming for two commonly deployed server products, Windows Server 2008 and SQL...

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Three reasons to choose Microsoft for your hybrid data platform 

Companies today are faced with the trade-off of the security of having an on-premises solution and the convenience of moving their data to the cloud. With Microsoft, companies no longer have to make the choice. SQL Server and Azure SQL Database provide the most consistent hybrid data platform with frictionless migration across on-premises, cloud, and...

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SQL Server Management Studio 18.0 Public Preview 7 Released 

After a brief gap since releasing SQL Server Public Preview 6, and having survived through the February 2019 Snowcalypse in Seattle, Im happy to share that everyone in the SQL Tools team has made it out alive. I am also very excited to announce the Public Preview 7 of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0...

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SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.3 is now available 

At the SQL bits keynote today, we announced the release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.3, the fourth in a monthly cadency of preview releases. Previewed in September 2018, SQL Server 2019 is the first release of SQL Server to closely integrate Apache Spark and HDFS with SQL Server in a unified data...

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