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SQL Server 2017 achieves top TPC benchmarks for OLTP and DW on Linux and Windows 

Once again, SQL Server 2017 has led the pack with three new TPC benchmarks published in April 2019, ranking SQL Server 2017 as the fastest database for online transaction processing (OLTP) and data warehouse (DW) workloads on Windows and Linux. Together with our partners, SQL Server continues to innovate with high-performing, enterprise-ready solutions that deliver...

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SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.5 is now available 

We’re excited to announce the monthly release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview (CTP) 2.5. SQL Server 2019 is the first release of SQL Server to closely integrate Apache Spark™ and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) with SQL Server in a unified data platform. The CTP 2.5 preview brings the following new features...

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Automated machine learning from SQL Server with Azure Machine Learning 

This post was co-authored by Jeff Shepherd, Deepak Mukunthu, and Vijay Aski. Recently, we blogged about performing automated machine learning on SQL Server 2019 big data clusters. In today’s post, we will present a complementary automated machine learning approach leveraging Azure Machine Learning service (Azure ML) invoked from SQL Server. While the previous post dealt...

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The October release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

We are excited to announce 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. Note: If you are currently using the preview version, SQL Operations Studio, and would like to retain your settings when you upgrade...

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SSMS 17.9 is now available 

Update: SQL Server Management Studio 18.1 is now generally available.  We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.9! Download SSMS 17.9 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.9 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now...

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The August release of SQL Operations Studio is now available 

UPDATE: SQL Operations Studio is now GA and renamed to Azure Data Studio. For the most up to date information please visit our monthly Azure Data Studio blog post and download and install the latest release here. We are excited to announce the August release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations...

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The July release of SQL Operations Studio is now available 

UPDATE: SQL Operations Studio is now GA and renamed to Azure Data Studio. For the most up to date information please visit our monthly Azure Data Studio blog post and download and install the latest release here. We are excited to announce the July release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations...

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SSMS 17.8 is now available 

This post is co-authored by Pam Lahoud, Senior Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.8! Download SSMS 17.8 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.8 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017,...

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The June release of SQL Operations Studio is now available 

UPDATE: SQL Operations Studio is now GA and renamed to Azure Data Studio. For the most up to date information please visit our monthly Azure Data Studio blog post and download and install the latest release here. We are excited to announce the June release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations...

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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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SSMS 17.7 is now available 

This post is co-authored by Sandy Winarko, Principal PM, SQL Server.  We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.7! Download SSMS 17.7 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.7 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which...

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