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SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 3 is now available

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the third service pack release for SQL Server 2014. This service pack is now available for download from the Microsoft Download Center as well as the Microsoft Update Catalog, Microsoft Developer Network, Microsoft Evaluation Center, MBS Partner Source, and the Volume Licensing Service Center. As part...

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Data and AI Services training roundup October 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 Server 2019 SQL Server 2019 brings innovative security and compliance features, industry-leading performance, mission-critical availability, and advanced analytics to all your data workloads, now...

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DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

Whether you’re an experienced DBA with multiple certifications or just starting on your SQL Server DBA journey, you face challenges constantly for putting your organization’s data to work. To turn the next-to-impossible into the practical, you need a comprehensive resource at your fingertips: SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out, by William Assaf, Randolph West, Sven...

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Join us at PASS Summit 2018 – Nov 6-9, 2018!

Get inspired by our industry-leading keynote speakers on the Microsoft data platform at PASS Summit 2018! There has never been a more exciting time for data professionals and developers as more organizations turn to data-driven insights to stay ahead and prepare for the future. But staying up to speed in this rapidly changing data landscape...

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SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward

This post is authored by Amit Banerjee, Principal PM Manager, SQL Server and Bob Ward, Principal Architect, Microsoft SQL Server Data Services.  SQL Server has provided enterprises the capability to manage all facets of their relational data. Over the years, we have increasingly seen a convergence for the need of combining heterogenous sets of relational and non-relational...

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SQL Server 2019 preview containers now available

Starting in SQL Server 2017 with support for Linux and containers, Microsoft has been on a journey of platform and operating system choice. With SQL Server 2019 preview, we are making it easier to adopt SQL Server in containers by enabling new HA scenarios and adding supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux container images. Today we...

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Cloud Data and AI Services training roundup September 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 Server With SQL Server virtual machines, you can use full versions of SQL Server in the cloud without having to manage any on-premises hardware....

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Cloud data and AI services training roundup August 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 Server Build modern applications using the language of your choice, on-premises and in the cloud, now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers. Prepare for...

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SQL Server 2008 end of support is the first step to tomorrow’s database

Today, Takeshi Numoto blogged about the upcoming SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support. If you’ve been thinking about what to do with your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 databases, you’re not alone. These databases reach end of support on July 9, 2019, and many organizations have started planning in earnest for...

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SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are reaching end of support. What’s next?

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 have had a tremendous run. But all good things come to an end, right? On July 9, 2019, Microsoft will end Extended Support, which means no more updates or support of any kind, potentially leaving you vulnerable to security and compliance issues. The good news is, you still have...

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