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What’s new in SQL Server Management Studio 17.3 

We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.3! Download SSMS 17.3 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.3 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...

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SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 is now available 

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the final service pack release for SQL Server 2012. The service pack is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center and will be coming soon to Visual Studio Subscriptions, MBS/Partner Source, and VLSC. As part of our commitment to software excellence for our customers,...

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SQL Server 2017 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux offer 

This post was authored by John ‘JG’ Chirapurath, General Manager, Data Platform Marketing. Microsoft has heard from you, our customers, that your data estate gets bigger, more complicated, and more diverse every year. You need solutions that work across platforms, whether on-premises or in the cloud, and that meet your data workloads where they are. Embracing...

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SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available 

Microsoft is pleased to announce availability of SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2), which is now available for download. The release candidate represents an important milestone for SQL Server.  Development of the new version of SQL Server along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Windows, Linux,...

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SQL Server 2017 containers for DevOps scenarios 

This post was authored by Tony Petrossian, Partner Group Program Manager, Database Systems Group SQL Server 2017 will bring with it support for the Linux OS and containers running on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Our goal is to enable SQL Server to run in modern IT infrastructure in any public or private cloud. With support...

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Webcast: Intro to Microsoft SQL Server on Linux with containers 

With our community technology previews of SQL Server 2017, Microsoft is bringing the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Linux and containers for the first time. SQL Server running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has advantages for both the SQL Server and Red Hat Linux communities. Join...

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SQL Server 2017 on Linux surpasses 1 million Docker pulls as the next preview version rolls out 

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Database Systems Group SQL Server 2017 makes it easier and simpler to work with data, with more deployment options than before and monthly preview releases offering regular innovation and improvements. The momentum behind these new options is clear. We are excited to mark a new milestone:...

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