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SQL Server PolyBase supports Hadoop.rpc.protection 

This post was authored by Casey Karst; Program Manager II; Data Systems. We are pleased to announce that PolyBase in SQL Server 2016 and later can connect to Hadoop clusters with the hadoop.rpc.protection configuration set to Integrity, Privacy or Authentication. By default, PolyBase uses the Authentication setting, but to connect to more secure Hadoop clusters...

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Now available in India: Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL 

We recently announced public preview availability of Azure Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL in West and Central India. PostgreSQL and MySQL are ubiquitous names in the world of open source relational databases, as these database engines have been widely embraced by developers in recent years. Microsoft’s Azure cloud is a first-class platform for open source...

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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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Microsoft Drivers v4.3.0 for PHP for SQL Server released! 

This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft Hi all, We are excited to announce the Production Ready release for the Microsoft Drivers v4.3.0 for PHP for SQL Server. The drivers now support Debian Jessie and macOS. The driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL DW from any...

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First release candidate of SQL Server 2017 now available 

We are pleased to announce availability of the first public release candidate for SQL Server 2017, Release Candidate 1 (RC1), which is now available for download. This means that development work for the new version of SQL Server is complete along most dimensions needed to bring the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to...

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Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.2 for SQL Server released 

This post was authored by Andrea Lam, Program Manager, SQL Server We are happy to announce the full release of the Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.2 for SQL Server. The JDBC Driver provides Java database connectivity from any Java application, application server or Java-enabled applet to Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data...

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SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 now available 

Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server 2017). Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.1 is available on both Windows and Linux. In this preview, we added manageability features to make it easier to configure SQL Server in Docker containers. We’re also introducing some new command line...

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SQL Server Command Line Tools for macOS released 

This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft We are delighted to share the production-ready release of the SQL Server Command Line Tools (sqlcmd and bcp) on macOS El Capitan and Sierra. The sqlcmd utility is a command-line tool that lets you submit T-SQL statements or batches to local and remote instances of...

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Serving AI with data: A summary of Build 2017 data innovations 

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group This week at the annual Microsoft Build conference, we are discussing how, more than ever, organizations are relying on developers to create breakthrough experiences. With big data, cloud and AI converging, innovation & disruption is accelerating to a pace never seen before....

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