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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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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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Webinar: Modernize your applications with cloud and on-premises data solutions from Microsoft

Customers today demand the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How can you make sure your data infrastructure not only keeps up, but drives innovation? Data is the core of modern applications. Two key trends that help organizations extract the most from their data are the adoption of cloud technologies and the ability to...

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Azure Database Migration Service Public Preview brings the “lift and shift”

It’s time to get excited—the Azure Database Migration Service Public Preview is here to help you move on-premises SQL Servers to the cloud with near-zero downtime. There’s never been a better time to start migrating your database to the cloud. Getting ahead in business today means moving to the cloud so that your company can...

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Announcing SQL Operations Studio for preview

We are excited to announce that SQL Operations Studio is now available in preview. SQL Operations Studio is a free, light-weight tool for modern database development and operations for SQL Server on Windows, Linux and Docker, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse on Windows, Mac or Linux machines. Download SQL Operations Studio to...

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SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services – The ultimate hybrid data platform

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager Database Systems Engineering. Today at PASS Summit 2017, we are showcasing new advances across SQL Server 2017 and our Azure data services. And we’re demonstrating how these products – both on-premises and in the cloud – come together to form the ultimate hybrid data platform. Our recent...

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