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Announcing Power BI Report Server 

This post was authored by the Power BI Team Today Microsoft announced Power BI Premium — a capacity-based licensing model that increases flexibility for how users access, share and distribute content in Power BI. The new offering also introduces the ability to manage Power BI Reports on-premises with the included Power BI Report Server. Power...

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Crossplatform Tools for SQL Server opened for community localization 

This post was authored by Mona Nasr and Andy Gonzalez, Program Manager in C+E APEX Global Services In February 2017, we announced that the localization of Crossplatform Tools for SQL Server (mssql for Visual Studio Code and SQL Tools Service) is open for community contributions on GitHub. We got great response from our community and would...

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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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Now available! SQL Server Premium Assurance provides six more years of product support 

Today we are announcing general availability of SQL Server Premium Assurance, a new offering that enables flexibility to keep systems running without disruption while modernizing on your own schedule. When you purchase Premium Assurance, you receive “critical” and “important” security updates and bulletins during the six years after the End of Extended Support. This means you...

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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...

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