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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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Bring clarity to complex data with graph databases on SQL Server 2017

SQL Server 2017, in addition to processing relational data, now fully integrates with graph database models, all on the same familiar system. This will bring clarity to the increasing amounts of data businesses generate every day. What’s the difference between graph and relational databases? Relational databases, like SQL Server, use foreign keys to manage relationships...

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Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, to modernize your on-premise or cloud applications. This year, we have expanded the program to...

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Enhancing query performance with Adaptive Query Processing in SQL Server 2017

This post was authored by Joe Sack, Principal Program Manager, Data Systems Group, Microsoft SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduce a new generation of query processing improvements that will adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions. For this first version of this adaptive query processing feature family, we have three new...

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Six reasons to consider SQL Server 2017—especially if you’re on Linux

“Data is currency” is the rule of thumb in business. As with money, business data must be accessible, accurate, and usable across disparate contexts if an organization is to realize greater ROI while keeping costs under control. CIOs understand that the need to manage data—its location, composition, and utility—is as important as managing a balance...

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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 5: Consistent data environment across hybrid cloud environments

Have you ever seen a tree that simultaneously bears completely different species of fruit? It’s a real thing: apples, plums, oranges, lemons, and peaches all growing on the same tree. The growers have the advantage of a consistent environment (the same tree) that allows them to be efficient with resources, pick the type of fruit...

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Extend your app to support SQL Server 2017 on Linux

This post was authored by Vin Yu, Program Manager, SQL Engineering Microsoft recently announced Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.0, the first production-quality preview of SQL Server 2017. To help our independent software vendor (ISV) partners leverage the latest enhancements, we are expanding our Data Accelerator program to support SQL Server 2017 on Linux. Leverage the...

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