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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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The November 2019 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

Today we are announcing the November 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, say Yes to enabling the preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals...

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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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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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Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters 

Today we’re announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data scientist’s data explore and experimentation. The Visual Studio Code Apache Spark and Hive extension enables...

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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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SQL Server Management Studio 18.2 is now generally available 

We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.2. For this update, while we added some features, our focus was dedicated to fundamentals such as stability, reliability, performance, etc. You can download SQL Server Management Studio 18.2 today. Some of the new features in SQL Server Management Studio include: Intellisense/editor:...

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Free supported Java in SQL Server 2019 is now available 

Java is one of the most important open source projects in the world today. Born nearly 25 years ago around the same time as Microsoft SQL Server, it has since grown to a community of millions of developers around the world and by many reports is the most popular programming language in the world. SQL...

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The July release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

This post and release activities were co-authored by Vasu Bhog, an intern on the Azure Data Studio team. We’re excited to announce that the July release of Azure Data Studio is now available. You can download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, click yes to enable the preview features...

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SQL Server 2019 on Windows containers now in Early Adopters Program 

Starting with SQL Server 2017’s support for Linux and containers, Microsoft has been on a journey of platform and operating system choice. SQL Server 2019 containers simplify application development, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, and production workloads by making it easier to deploy SQL Server in these environments. Today, we’re happy to continue down...

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