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Azure SQL digital event: Innovate today with Azure SQL 

In today’s data-driven world, companies are increasingly looking to the cloud to reduce their infrastructure and administrative costs and provide the on-demand scalability to match their customers’ ever-changing requirements—without sacrificing security, reliability, or cost. ...Read more

The February 2021 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

The February release of Azure Data Studio is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Azure Data Studio is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the Microsoft family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, macOS, and Linux. To learn more, visit our GitHub....Read more

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters 

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server’s analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine with Apache Spark and Apache Hadoop to create a single, secure, and unified data platform....Read more

Around the clock with Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory 

On February 3-4, the Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory teams are partnering on a learning event for the community to come together to learn about Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory, meet the engineering teams behind these services, and learn how you can get started with using Azure Data Factory and Azure SQL together....Read more

Resources for the SQL Server and Azure Data community 

Update: In January 2021, Microsoft publicly launched the new Azure Data Community webpage, began onboarding qualified user groups to the new Azure Data Meetup network, and began providing Microsoft Teams access to qualified user groups. The blog post below has been updated accordingly. If you are a leader who is interested in adding your existing...Read more

SQL Tools December release recap 

The December releases of Azure Data Studio 1.25 and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.8 are now generally available.  Additionally, the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code has recently been updated to version 1.10.0. Read on to learn more about each of these updates and grab the latest versions of SSMS, Azure Data Studio, or...Read more

Microsoft Azure at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 

Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 (DPS 2020) is just a couple of weeks away. A global learning event for data professionals, DPS 2020 features a keynote from Rohan Kumar, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Azure Data, as well as 200 breakout sessions and 30 training classes delivered by Azure Data engineering, partner organizations, and community...Read more

Building and sharing Jupyter Books in Azure Data Studio 

The notebook experience in Azure Data Studio allows users to create and share documents containing live code, execution results, and narrative text. Potential usage includes data cleaning and transformation, statistical modeling, troubleshooting guides, data visualization, and machine learning. Jupyter books compile a collection of notebooks into a richer experience with more structure and a table...Read more

The November 2020 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

The November release of Azure Data Studio is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Azure Data Studio is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the Microsoft family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. To learn more, visit our GitHub....Read more

SQL Server Management Studio 18.7 now generally available 

The release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.7 is now generally available for download. Today we’re sharing some of the updates from the release and the ongoing work in SQL Server Management Studio. Download SSMS 18.7 and read on for some highlights from the SSMS release notes. The 18.7 release is the third major...Read more

Microsoft Azure at PASS Virtual Summit 2020 

It is almost time for PASS Virtual Summit 2020, the premier learning event for the data professional. Similar to the in-person event, this virtual conference will include the latest SQL Server and Azure Data innovations, practical training, and networking—to empower you to transform your career and your company....Read more