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SQL Server next version CTP 1.4 now available 

Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server v.Next). Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.4 is available on both Windows and Linux. In this preview, we added the ability to schedule jobs using SQL Server Agent on Linux. You can try the preview in your choice of...Read more

SQL Server next version CTP 1.3 now available 

Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server v.Next). Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.3 is available on both Windows and Linux. In this preview, we added several feature enhancements to High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR), including the ability to run Always On Availability Groups on...Read more

SQL Server named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines 

SQL Server was recently named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines. DB-Engines is an initiative to collect and present information on database management systems, and provides a widely accepted popularity ranking of database management systems, and has been created and maintained by solid IT, an Austrian company with a special focus on database consulting and...Read more

SQL Server next version CTP 1.2 now available 

As part of our rapid preview model, Microsoft is excited to announce that the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server v.Next) Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.2 is now available on both Windows and Linux. In CTP 1.2 we implemented bug fixes and added support for SQL Server v.Next on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. You...Read more

Announcing the SQL Server v.Next Early Adoption Program 

This post was authored by Anna Shrestinian, Program Manager, SQL Server What is the SQL Server Early Adoption Program (SQL EAP)? The SQL Server Early Adoption Program (SQL EAP) is a Microsoft program started in January 2017 to help both customers and partners adopt the next version of SQL Server before general availability. Who is...Read more

Announcing Columnstore Indexes and Query Store support in Database Engine Tuning Advisor 

The latest version of Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor (DTA) supports two new features: (a) Ability to recommend columnstore indexes in addition to rowstore indexes, and (b) Ability to automatically select a workload to tune from the Query Store. These new features are available when tuning for SQL Server 2016 Database Engine (or later)...Read more