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

Query Store is enabled by default in SQL Server 2022 

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In SQL Server 2022, Query Store is now enabled by default for all newly created SQL Server databases to help customers better track performance history, troubleshoot query plan–related issues, and enable new query processor capabilities. 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 Active Directory authentication for SQL Server 2022 

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Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication is now supported for SQL Server 2022 preview on-premises for Windows and Linux Operating Systems. Azure AD Authentication methods  The new functionality extends existing authentication modes, such as SQL authentication and Windows authentication, allowing users to connect to SQL Server 2022 using 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

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