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New in Azure Synapse Analytics: CICD for SQL Analytics using SQL Server Data Tools 

At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we announced Azure Synapse Analytics, a major evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The same industry leading data warehouse now provides a whole new level of performance, scale, and analytics capabilities. One of these capabilities is SQL Analytics, which provides a rich set of enterprise data warehousing features. Today we are announcing the general availability of the highest requested feature...

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State of the SQL Server tools 

This week we’re announcing the general availability of SQL Server 2019, a significant milestone for Azure Data and for SQL Server customers. This presents a good moment to give an update on the state of tooling for SQL Server. Since SQL Server 2016, the tools for SQL Server have been released independently “out of box”...

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Unify your data lakes with HDFS tiering in SQL Server Big Data Clusters 

As the volume and variety of data has risen, it has become more common to store the data in disparate and diverse data sources. A challenge many organizations face today is how to gain insights from all of their data across many different data sources. With SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters, through innovative enhancements,...

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Introducing the SQL Server 2019 video learning series 

SQL Server 2019 is the new data platform to solve the challenges of the modern data professional including capabilities and solutions such as: SQL Server Big Data Clusters combining the power of SQL Server, Hadoop, Apache Spark™, and Kubernetes to provide an end-to-end data and machine learning platform. Data virtualization through Polybase Intelligent query processing...

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Mssql extension for Visual Studio Code now has Object Explorer and IntelliCode 

Today we’re introducing a new release for the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code which is now available! The mssql extension for Visual Studio Code is the official SQL Server extension that supports connections to SQL Server and rich editing experience for T-SQL in your favorite developer tool, Visual Studio Code. You can download the...

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The October 2019 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

Today we’re announcing the October release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, say Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a...

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SQL Server Management Studio 18.3 is now generally available 

Today we’re announcing the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.3. For this update, while we added some features, our focus was primarily on fundamentals such as stability, reliability, and performance. You can download SQL Server Management Studio 18.3 today and review the SQL Server Management Studio release notes for details. Some of the...

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The September release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

Today we’re announcing the September release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the Release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, click Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a...

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SQL Server 2019 release candidate refresh with Big Data Clusters 

In continuation with our announcement of SQL Server 2019 release candidate last week, we’re announcing that the release candidate refresh for SQL Server 2019 is now available to download. The release candidate now includes bits for Big Data Clusters in SQL Server 2019 in this refresh. Back in July, we announced the preview of Big...

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SQL Server 2019 release candidate is now available 

Today we’re announcing the availability of the first public release candidate for SQL Server 2019, which is now available for download. SQL Server 2019 brings the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, and containers and can tackle any data workload from business intelligence to data warehousing to analytics and AI over...

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The August release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

Today we’re announcing the August release of Azure Data Studio is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, click Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data...

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Microsoft Machine Learning Server 9.4 is now available 

Today we’re excited to announce our latest Microsoft Machine Learning Server 9.4 release, which addresses popular customer requests as well as developments in the R and Python community. Microsoft Machine Learning Server is your flexible enterprise platform for analyzing data at scale, building intelligent apps, and discovering valuable insights across your business with full support...

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