SQL Server 2012 reaches end of support and Microsoft is here to help 

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Today, July 12, 2022, marks the end of support for SQL Server 2012. This version has had an amazing 10-year run and we want to thank our customers for your investment in learning and using Microsoft SQL Server. Looking forward, there are four great options for data estate migration and modernization that will continue to Read more

What’s new with SQL Tools 

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Hello community, the June release of Azure Data Studio 1.37 is here! We are also excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.12. In this Azure Data Studio release, backup and restore to URL was introduced for Managed Instance. Updates were also made to support the Table Designer feature in offline Read more

Announcing SQL Server 2022 public preview: Azure-enabled with continued performance and security innovation 

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Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series. Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of SQL Server 2022. Anyone can now download SQL Server 2022 preview to try the new features in this release. SQL Server 2022 is the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet, with continued innovation across performance, security, and Read more

Announcing SQL Server 2022 preview: Azure-enabled with continued performance and security innovation 

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Today we are announcing the preview of SQL Server 2022, the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet, with continued innovation in performance, security, and availability. The rise of data represents a tremendous opportunity and also poses challenges. Companies are seeing their relational and nonrelational data proliferate exponentially on-premises, in the cloud, at the edge, Read more

Know your options for SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 End of Support 

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Customers trust Windows Server and SQL Server for their business-critical workloads. With SQL Server 2019, customers like Itaú Unibanco are taking advantage of the built-in intelligence, industry-leading performance, and security across both structured and unstructured data. Similarly, customers like CadDo are combining SQL Server 2019 with Windows Server 2019 to take advantage of advanced multi-layer security, hybrid capabilities, and enhancements to Read more

The November 2019 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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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 Read more

Gain intelligence over data with SQL Server 2019, now generally available 

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Today we’re announcing that SQL Server 2019 is generally available. It’s been an amazing journey with a tremendous response from customers. Ever since we announced preview of SQL Server 2019 at Ignite 2018, it has seen 50 percent more adoption than SQL Server 2017, our highest performing SQL Server release to date. SQL Server 2019 Read more

SQL Server 2019 is now generally available 

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As you saw from our launch announcement earlier today, over a year ago at Microsoft Ignite we announced our first preview of SQL Server 2019 and today our latest release is now generally available. You have told us that in today’s demanding world of massive data, wide variety of data sources, and expectations of near Read more

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Announcing native backup for SQL Server 2008 end of support in Azure 

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Update: Azure Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support is now generally available. With SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 approaching end of support, many customers are moving to Azure. They see this milestone as an opportunity to reimagine and transform their infrastructure with the power of cloud computing. Azure’s Read more

Announcing: Preview of Machine Learning Services with R support in Azure SQL Database 

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We are excited to announce that Machine Learning Services with support for R is now available for public preview on Azure SQL Database. Machine Learning Services has transformed SQL Server into a versatile machine learning platform. We are now bringing the same in-database machine learning capabilities to the fully managed Azure SQL Database. We are Read more

Azure Data Studio for SQL Server 

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Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Previously released under the preview name SQL Operations Studio, Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience with lightning fast IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated Read more

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