Intelligent Query Processing: degree of parallelism feedback 

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Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series. DOP inefficiencies are a constant challenge; Current DOP methods are inefficient The degree of parallelism (DOP) with which a query is executed can greatly impact its performance. Any time a query is using parallelism, there is always the question of if it’s using the right amount of parallelism. Read more

Azure Data Studio August Release 

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SQL Server 2022, the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet was announced in May and is publicly available in preview. SQL Server 2022 (preview) is now also available as an option in the Azure Data Studio Deployment Wizard. Read more

Microsoft Purview access policies for SQL Server 2022 

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Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series. Overview Microsoft Purview is a family of data governance, risk, and compliance solutions that help organizations: Gain visibility into data assets across your organization. Data assets can be across data centers, multicloud, and software as a service (SaaS) data.Enable secure access to your data.Safeguard and manage sensitive Read more

Azure Data Studio July Release with VS Code Updates  

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Hello, community! As you may already know, Azure Data Studio (ADS) is and has always been focused on building out its own ecosystem of extensions and customized tabs for handling databases, using the UI framework of Visual Studio (VS) Code. As a result, all improvements and/or fixes that are performed on the VS Code codebase Read more

Improve scalability with system page latch concurrency enhancements in SQL Server 2022 

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Over the past several SQL Server releases, Microsoft has improved the concurrency and performance of the tempdb database. In SQL Server 2022 we are addressing one of the last areas of contention by introducing concurrent global allocation map (GAM) and shared global allocation map (SGAM) updates which will give SQL Server 2022 a big improvement Read more

Recapping recent updates to client tools in SQL Server 

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Hello from the SQL Experiences team! As a follow-up to Microsoft Build at the end of May, we thought it was a good time to highlight recent updates for client tools, as we’ve had quite a few. SQL Server Management Studio First, in alignment with the announcement of preview for SQL Server 2022, we released Read more

Introducing new and improved updates to SQL tools on Azure 

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In this post, we’ll recap the updates to SQL tools over the past few months, including the recent releases of Azure Data Studio and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Additionally, we’ll highlight the Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) 160 general availability and changes to the MSSQL extension for VS Code. Lastly, we will introduce a major Read more