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A new update for mssql-cli, an interactive CLI, is now available

We have released our second major update for mssql-cli since our public preview announcement in December. You can view the public preview announcement here. mssql-cli is a new and interactive command line query tool for SQL Server. This open source tool works cross-platform and is part of the dbcli community. See the install guide to...

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Visualize geographic spatial data from SQL Server directly in Tableau 2018.1

This is a partner post authored with the Tableau team. As part of Microsoft’s open and flexible platform for data and analytics, we’re always excited when partners add features that will expand customer options and extend business functionality. Business intelligence partner Tableau has recently introduced enhancements that will make it easier for their users to...

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SSMS 17.7 is now available

This post is co-authored by Sandy Winarko, Principal PM, SQL Server.  We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.7! Download SSMS 17.7 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.7 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which...

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The May release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

This post is co-authored by Karl Burtram, Senior Software Engineer, SQL Server.   We are excited to announce the May release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations Studio and review the Release Notes to get started. SQL Operations Studio is a data management tool that enables you to work with SQL Server,...

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Database scoped default online options is in preview for Azure SQL DB

This post is authored by Mirek Sztajno, Senior Program Manager, Azure SQL Database. We are happy to announce that database scoped default options for online and resumable are now available for public preview. With this feature, you can set a default behavior for online and resumable rather than defining the option for each individual statement....

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Modernize to cloud with Azure SQL Database

Companies are embracing digital transformation by migrating to the cloud. IT organizations are continuously looking for new ways of optimizing how they use the data that fuels their operations. Modernizing to the cloud offers the right mix of operational efficiencies and business enablement to drive continued growth. IT optimization now requires new perspectives to consider:...

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Celebrating 1M installations milestone for mssql extension for VS Code with another update

Celebrating 1M installations milestone for mssql extension for VS Code with another update

We are excited to announce that a new update for the mssql extension for VS Code is now available on the VS Code Marketplace. Use the mssql extension to turn VS Code into a powerful editor of T-SQL development, which supports SQL Server running on-prem, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Download the...

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