What’s new with SQL Tools 

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Hello community, the June release of Azure Data Studio 1.37 is here! We are also excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.12. In this Azure Data Studio release, backup and restore to URL was introduced for Managed Instance. Updates were also made to support the Table Designer feature in offline…Read more

Recapping recent updates to client tools in SQL Server 

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Hello from the SQL Experiences team! As a follow-up to Microsoft Build at the end of May, we thought it was a good time to highlight recent updates for client tools, as we’ve had quite a few. SQL Server Management Studio First, in alignment with the announcement of preview for SQL Server 2022, we released…Read more

Announcing SQL Server 2022 public preview: Azure-enabled with continued performance and security innovation 

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Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of SQL Server 2022. Anyone can now download SQL Server 2022 preview to try the new features in this release. SQL Server 2022 is the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet, with continued innovation across performance, security, and availability. It is part of the Microsoft…Read more

Amplify your database development experience with Azure Data Studio 

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It is that time again! We are excited to bring new and exciting updates to Azure Data Studio. These updates include the general availability of the Azure SQL Migration Extension, the introduction of advanced features to the Table Designer feature that was initially released in February, some updates to notebooks, Query Plan Viewer, SQL Projects,…Read more

Move end-of-support SQL Server 2012 to Azure Virtual Machines and save 

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The end of support for SQL Server 2012 is rapidly approaching on July 12, 2022. After end of support, no more security patches will be issued unless you take action to protect your SQL Server 2012 with Extended Security Updates (ESU). If you’re still weighing the options, this blog can help choose the best course of…Read more

Introducing new and improved updates to SQL tools on Azure 

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In this post, we’ll recap the updates to SQL tools over the past few months, including the recent releases of Azure Data Studio and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Additionally, we’ll highlight the Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) 160 general availability and changes to the MSSQL extension for VS Code. Lastly, we will introduce a major…Read more

The path forward for SQL Server analytics 

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Today, we are announcing changes to SQL Server analytics which includes: Customer feedbackRetirement of SQL Server 2019 Big Data ClustersRetirement of PolyBase scale-out groupsPath forward Customer feedback We continue to see increased migration to the cloud, with analytical workloads leading that charge. Customers have indicated that analytics in the cloud best aligns to employee skillsets,…Read more

Meet us at SQLBits 2022 and level up as a data professional 

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It has been over two years since we have had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our data community at a large event and we miss it. From hallway conversations to the energy that comes from solving problems and helping people understand complex concepts, we cannot wait to teach, meet and greet everyone. This is…Read more

PASS Data Community Summit keynote: a bridge to a new universe 

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It is almost time for PASS Data Community Summit 2021, a free online conference for the Microsoft data platform professional. The conference, hosted by Redgate, will include the latest SQL Server and Azure data innovations, practical training, and networking to empower you to transform your career and your organization. This year’s event is coming to…Read more

Announcing SQL Server 2022 preview: Azure-enabled with continued performance and security innovation 

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Today we are announcing the preview of SQL Server 2022, the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet, with continued innovation in performance, security, and availability. The rise of data represents a tremendous opportunity and also poses challenges. Companies are seeing their relational and nonrelational data proliferate exponentially on-premises, in the cloud, at the edge,…Read more

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU13 Release 

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SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. Big Data Clusters extends SQL Server’s analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine with Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop to create a single, secure, and unified data…Read more

Boost your skills by joining Microsoft at PASS Data Community Summit 

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Since day one, Microsoft has been right beside you in your career journeys. We have listened to your stories, experiences, and challenges, and referenced them as the driving force behind our product evolution. One of the highlights in our calendar each year is getting to connect with the global data platform community at PASS Summit….Read more