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Securing your data with Azure SQL Database

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect as of May 25th, 2018.  GDPR has significant implications on the use and management of your customers’ personal data. Considerations of privacy, security, data management, and marketing practices are all top of mind. With nearly 160 new GDPR requirements, it’s clear that cloud technology can...

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Cloud data and AI services training roundup May 2018

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Database Azure SQL Database is the intelligent, fully managed relational cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility, so you can...

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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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