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Re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads with SQL Server on Linux

This post is authored by Marko Hotti, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SQL Server. Today, we’re excited to introduce a free e-book, SQL Server on Linux: A guide to re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads. This is the third in a series of technical e-books helping you get the most out of your database. With SQL Server 2017,...

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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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Microsoft releases the latest update of Analytics Platform System

Microsoft is pleased to announce that the Analytics Platform System (APS) appliance update 7 (AU7) is now generally available. APS is Microsoft’s scale-out Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) system based on SQL Server for data warehouse specific workloads on-premises. Customers will get significantly improved query performance and enhanced security features with this release. APS AU7 builds...

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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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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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Modernize to cloud with Azure SQL Database

Companies are embracing digital transformation by migrating to the cloud. IT organizations are continuously looking for new ways of optimizing how they use the data that fuels their operations. Modernizing to the cloud offers the right mix of operational efficiencies and business enablement to drive continued growth. IT optimization now requires new perspectives to consider:...

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