Four ways to take your apps further with cloud, data, and AI solutions from Microsoft 

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Companies today demand the latest innovations for every solution they deliver. How can you make sure your infrastructure and data estate keep up with the demands of your business? Read the tips below, and join our upcoming webinar on transforming your business with a modern data estate. 1. Prioritize data Data is at the core…Read more

Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase 

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Data is the new currency of the digital world, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help businesses and consumers get the most out of their data assets. With the leading database in the world, SQL Server, and the rapidly growing Azure cloud data platform, Microsoft is delivering a modern data platform. We are witnessing a…Read more

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Announcing: Preview of Machine Learning Services with R support in Azure SQL Database 

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We are excited to announce that Machine Learning Services with support for R is now available for public preview on Azure SQL Database. Machine Learning Services has transformed SQL Server into a versatile machine learning platform. We are now bringing the same in-database machine learning capabilities to the fully managed Azure SQL Database. We are…Read more

Harness the future with the ultimate hybrid platform for data and AI 

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Today I’m excited to give the Day 1 keynote at PASS Summit v.20, a gathering of our longtime community of SQL Server users and data professionals.  PASS Summit is an amazing chance to see the faces of old and new friends.  It’s a place to meet with customers and fans to continually learn about their…Read more

DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out 

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Whether you’re an experienced DBA with multiple certifications or just starting on your SQL Server DBA journey, you face challenges constantly for putting your organization’s data to work. To turn the next-to-impossible into the practical, you need a comprehensive resource at your fingertips: SQL Server 2017 Administration Inside Out, by William Assaf, Randolph West, Sven…Read more

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Securing your data with Azure SQL Database 

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect as of May 25th, 2018.  GDPR has significant implications on the use and management of your customers’ personal data. Considerations of privacy, security, data management, and marketing practices are all top of mind. With nearly 160 new GDPR requirements, it’s clear that cloud technology can…Read more

Cloud data and AI services training roundup May 2018 

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To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Database Azure SQL Database is the intelligent, fully managed relational cloud database service that provides the broadest SQL Server engine compatibility, so you can…Read more

A new update for mssql-cli, an interactive CLI, is now available 

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We have released our second major update for mssql-cli since our public preview announcement in December. You can view the public preview announcement here. mssql-cli is a new and interactive command line query tool for SQL Server. This open source tool works cross-platform and is part of the dbcli community. mssql-cli auto-completion in action In…Read more

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Visualize geographic spatial data from SQL Server directly in Tableau 2018.1 

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This is a partner post authored with the Tableau team. As part of Microsoft’s open and flexible platform for data and analytics, we’re always excited when partners add features that will expand customer options and extend business functionality. Business intelligence partner Tableau has recently introduced enhancements that will make it easier for their users to…Read more

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The February release of SQL Operations Studio is now available 

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UPDATE: SQL Operations Studio is now GA and renamed to Azure Data Studio. For the most up to date information please visit our monthly Azure Data Studio blog post and download and install the latest release here. We are excited to announce the February release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations…Read more