Taking your data to the cloud is easier than you thought 

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Data management is shifting away from on-premises towards the many benefits of the cloud. Data is the fuel that energizes businesses in today’s marketplace, and the cloud amplifies this energy. The question then arises — what’s the simplest way to take your data to the cloud? In this free webinar, our Azure experts share how…Read more

Microsoft for the Modern Data Estate 

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This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Data Systems Group. Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2017! I hope you are able to join us in person, or virtually through the Ignite Live Stream, to hear our exciting product announcements for your Data Estate. As Scott Guthrie wrote, today we announced general availability of SQL…Read more

Webcast: Intro to Microsoft SQL Server on Linux with containers 

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With our community technology previews of SQL Server 2017, Microsoft is bringing the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Linux and containers for the first time. SQL Server running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has advantages for both the SQL Server and Red Hat Linux communities. Join…Read more

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Serving AI with data: A summary of Build 2017 data innovations 

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This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group This week at the annual Microsoft Build conference, we are discussing how, more than ever, organizations are relying on developers to create breakthrough experiences. With big data, cloud and AI converging, innovation & disruption is accelerating to a pace never seen before….Read more

A Stand Out Performance by KillaDBA 

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This post was authored by Nikki Thomas Two weeks ago, we welcomed special guest performer Homer McEwen (aka KillaDBA) to SQL Saturday. The database administrator from Atlanta writes and records songs about SQL Server to help others gain a better understanding of the platform. And although his songs are innovative, engaging, and seriously catchy, it’s…Read more

Get to cloud faster with a new database migration service private preview 

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Last week at the Microsoft Data Amp online event, Microsoft announced a private preview for a new database migration service that will streamline the process for migrating on-premises databases to Azure. Using this new database migration service will simplify the migration of existing on-premises SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL databases to Azure, whether your target…Read more

Delivering AI with data: the next generation of the Microsoft data platform 

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This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group Leveraging intelligence out of the ever-increasing amounts of data can make the difference between being the next market disruptor or being relegated to the pages of history. Today at the Microsoft Data Amp online event, we will make several product announcements that…Read more


Learn how to build the next generation of intelligent apps at this free Microsoft AI Workshop 

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The Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop is being held on Tuesday, May 9th, at the W Hotel in Seattle. If you are a developer interested in creating the next generation of intelligent apps and enterprise-grade solutions using the latest AI and machine learning techniques, this free workshop is for you. This is an in-person event, and…Read more


Introducing Microsoft Data Amp 

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This post was authored by Mitra Azizirad, Corporate Vice President, Cloud Application Development & Data Marketing, Microsoft Today, I am excited to announce that on April 19, we will host a new online event, Microsoft Data Amp. Microsoft Data Amp is inspired by you, our customers and partners, who everyday are transforming applications and industries…Read more