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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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Celebrating 1M installations milestone for mssql extension for VS Code with another update

Celebrating 1M installations milestone for mssql extension for VS Code with another update

We are excited to announce that a new update for the mssql extension for VS Code is now available on the VS Code Marketplace. Use the mssql extension to turn VS Code into a powerful editor of T-SQL development, which supports SQL Server running on-prem, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Download the...

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Cloud data and AI services training roundup

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 Server 2017 Whether on Windows, Linux, or Docker containers, you have the flexibility of leveraging SQL Server 2017’s industry-leading performance and security wherever you...

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The March release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

This post is co-authored by Karl Burtram, Senior Software Engineer, SQL Server.  We are excited to announce the March release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations Studio and review the Release Notes to get started. SQL Operations Studio is a data management tool that enables you to work with SQL Server, Azure...

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SSMS 17.6 is now available: Managed Instance and many bug fixes

Download SSMS 17.6 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.6 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now generally available. In addition to enhancements and bug fixes, SSMS 17.6 comes with several exciting new features: Added more support for Azure...

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