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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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Extend your app to support SQL Server 2017 on Linux 

This post was authored by Vin Yu, Program Manager, SQL Engineering Microsoft recently announced Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.0, the first production-quality preview of SQL Server 2017. To help our independent software vendor (ISV) partners leverage the latest enhancements, we are expanding our Data Accelerator program to support SQL Server 2017 on Linux. Leverage the...

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Meet SQL Server’s biggest fan, KillaDBA 

This post was authored by Jennifer Moser, Data Platform Community Lead, Microsoft Atlanta-based Homer McEwen has been a database administrator for more than 20 years. But it’s what he does in his spare time that makes McEwen, aka KillaDBA, a little different. The husband and father of three writes and records songs about SQL Server,...

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SQL Server Command Line Tools for Mac: Preview now available 

This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft We are excited to announce the availability of the preview for SQL Server Command Line Tools (sqlcmd and bcp) on Mac OS. The sqlcmd utility is a command-line tool that lets you submit T-SQL statements or batches to local and remote instances of SQL Server....

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Technical Preview: Database Experimentation Assistant 

This post was authored by Christina Lee, Program Manager – SEALS Team Overview Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) is a new A/B testing solution for SQL Server upgrades. It will assist in evaluating a targeted version of SQL for a given workload. Customers who are upgrading from previous SQL Server versions (SQL Server 2005 and above)...

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SQL Server on Linux: Running jobs with SQL Server Agent 

In keeping with our goal to enable SQL Server features across all platforms supported by SQL Server, Microsoft is excited to announce the preview of SQL Server Agent on Linux in SQL Server vNext Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.4. SQL Server Agent is a component that executes scheduled administrative tasks, called “jobs.” Jobs contain one...

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