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SQL Server Management Studio 18.7 now generally available 

The release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.7 is now generally available for download. Today we’re sharing some of the updates from the release and the ongoing work in SQL Server Management Studio. Download SSMS 18.7 and read on for some highlights from the SSMS release notes. The 18.7 release is the third major...Read more

Microsoft Azure at PASS Virtual Summit 2020 

It is almost time for PASS Virtual Summit 2020, the premier learning event for the data professional. Similar to the in-person event, this virtual conference will include the latest SQL Server and Azure Data innovations, practical training, and networking—to empower you to transform your career and your company....Read more

Open sourcing the R and Python language extensions for SQL Server 

For the past decade, data science has become integral to many enterprise applications. Languages such as R and Python have left the realm of data scientists and are being used more frequently by data engineers supporting them. R and Python are the most popular data science languages currently for creating, training, and scoring models. Modernization...Read more

Analyze data in Azure Data Explorer using Kusto Query Language (KQL) extension in Azure Data Studio 

The Kusto (KQL) extension in Azure Data Studio is now available in preview. This native Kusto (KQL) support brings another modern data experience to Azure Data Studio, a cross-platform client – for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Users can now connect and browse their Azure Data Explorer clusters and databases, write and run KQL, as well...Read more

The September 2020 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

The September release of Azure Data Studio is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Azure Data Studio is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the Microsoft family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. To learn more, visit our GitHub....Read more

Real-time data intelligence and security at the edge with Azure SQL Edge 

Today we introduce the availability of Azure SQL Edge, a real-time data engine, optimized for IoT workloads and backed by the security and performance of the same engine that powers SQL Server and Azure SQL. Azure SQL Edge is a small-footprint container that enables localized IoT solutions for edge servers, gateways, and devices by offering...Read more

Azure SQL digital event: Transform your applications with Azure SQL 

The impact of COVID-19 has accelerated several trends that already existed in the database world. Overnight, many companies have seen traffic on external and internal applications skyrocket as people adjust to the new normal. The urgency to move from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud has only increased while customers already using managed cloud databases are...Read more

The August 2020 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

The August release of Azure Data 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 multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS,...Read more

More ways to save when you migrate SQL Server data to Azure SQL 

A new normal is emerging globally as businesses restart or rebuild in the face of rapidly changing conditions. To keep up with the pace of change and address new opportunities that arise, businesses are looking to the cloud for ways to optimize their IT and other data-related costs—and redirect the savings to higher priorities.  The...Read more

SQL Server Management Studio 18.6 is now generally available  

The release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.6 is now available for download. Today we’re sharing some of the updates from the release and the ongoing work in SQL Server Management Studio. Download SSMS 18.6 and read on for some highlights from the SSMS Release Notes.  The 18.6 release is the second major release of SSMS in 2020 and packs several high impact changes, including a fix for crashes in database diagrams. Key fixes...Read more