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The September release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

Today we’re announcing the September release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the Release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, click Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a...

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Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters 

Today we’re announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data scientist’s data explore and experimentation. The Visual Studio Code Apache Spark and Hive extension enables...

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SQL Server 2019 release candidate refresh with Big Data Clusters 

In continuation with our announcement of SQL Server 2019 release candidate last week, we’re announcing that the release candidate refresh for SQL Server 2019 is now available to download. The release candidate now includes bits for Big Data Clusters in SQL Server 2019 in this refresh. Back in July, we announced the preview of Big...

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SQL Server 2019 release candidate is now available 

Today we’re announcing the availability of the first public release candidate for SQL Server 2019, which is now available for download. SQL Server 2019 brings the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux, and containers and can tackle any data workload from business intelligence to data warehousing to analytics and AI over...

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Free supported Java in SQL Server 2019 is now available 

Java is one of the most important open source projects in the world today. Born nearly 25 years ago around the same time as Microsoft SQL Server, it has since grown to a community of millions of developers around the world and by many reports is the most popular programming language in the world. SQL...

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SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 3.2 is now available 

We’re excited to announce the monthly release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview (CTP) 3.2. With this release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 3.2, we are announcing the preview of Big Data Clusters for SQL Server 2019. Big Data Clusters for SQL Server enables big data analytics within SQL Server. It brings...

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The July release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

This post and release activities were co-authored by Vasu Bhog, an intern on the Azure Data Studio team. We’re excited to announce that the July release of Azure Data Studio is now available. You can download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, click yes to enable the preview features...

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SQL Server 2019 on Windows containers now in Early Adopters Program 

Starting with SQL Server 2017’s support for Linux and containers, Microsoft has been on a journey of platform and operating system choice. SQL Server 2019 containers simplify application development, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, and production workloads by making it easier to deploy SQL Server in these environments. Today, we’re happy to continue down...

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SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 3.1 is now available 

We’re excited to announce the monthly release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview (CTP) 3.1. Customers can download this free build, try out features in this release and prior releases, and provide feedback to the engineering team. Your feedback is very helpful in refining features to be the most useful and avoid unintended regressions....

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SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 3.0 is now available 

We’re excited to announce the monthly release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview (CTP) 3.0. For customers in the Early Adoption Program, CTP 3.0 is the first release where you’re able to run SQL Server 2019 in production. To apply, please reach out to your assigned Program Manager for more information. Check out the...

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A SQL Server tale of two cities 

No one disputes that data is critical to the lifeblood of business, applications, and the computer industry. SQL Server sits at the forefront of any discussion about data these days. So it’s no coincidence that SQL Server is seen, heard, and felt at major industry events. As a leader in the Azure Data SQL Server...

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SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.5 is now available 

We’re excited to announce the monthly release of SQL Server 2019 community technology preview (CTP) 2.5. SQL Server 2019 is the first release of SQL Server to closely integrate Apache Spark™ and the Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) with SQL Server in a unified data platform. The CTP 2.5 preview brings the following new features...

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