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SQL Server on Linux: High availability and security

With SQL Server on Linux, Microsoft brings SQL Server’s core relational database engine to the growing enterprise Linux ecosystem. Both High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) and security are aspects of SQL Server that are critically important for enterprises. This article highlights the HADR and security solutions for SQL Server on Linux that are available...

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Microsoft releases the latest update to Analytics Platform System

Microsoft is pleased to announce that the appliance update, Analytics Platform System (APS) 2016, has been released to manufacturing and is now generally available. APS is Microsoft’s scale-out Massively Parallel Processing fully integrated system for data warehouse specific workloads. This appliance update builds on the SQL Server2016 release as a foundation to bring you many...

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Source Control in SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

This post was written by Ken Van Hyning, Engineering Manager, SQL Server Client Tools. In the latest generation of SQL Server Management Studio, we moved to the Visual Studio 2015 Isolated Shell. While this provides SSMS a modern IDE foundation for many functional areas, it also had some consequences. Specifically, the integration with source control...

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SQL Server 2016 SP1 brings new innovation opportunities to software partners

This post was authored by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director of Data Platform Marketing Yesterday at Connect(); we announced SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1), which introduces a common programming surface across SQL Server editions. This move makes innovative database features such as in-memory performance across workloads, encryption at rest and in motion, and the...

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Announcing the Next Generation of Databases and Data Lakes from Microsoft

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Data Group. For the past two years, we’ve unveiled several of our cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions at Connect(); which will be livestreaming globally from New York City starting November 16. This year, I am thrilled to announce the next generation of...

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