Microsoft Azure at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 

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Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 (DPS 2020) is just a couple of weeks away. A global learning event for data professionals, DPS 2020 features a keynote from Rohan Kumar, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Azure Data, as well as 200 breakout sessions and 30 training classes delivered by Azure Data engineering, partner organizations, and community Read more

New in Azure Synapse Analytics: CICD for SQL Analytics using SQL Server Data Tools 

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At Microsoft Ignite 2019, we announced Azure Synapse Analytics, a major evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse. The same industry leading data warehouse now provides a whole new level of performance, scale, and analytics capabilities. One of these capabilities is SQL Analytics, which provides a rich set of enterprise data warehousing features. Today we are announcing the general availability of the highest requested feature Read more

Three reasons to choose Microsoft for your hybrid data platform 

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Companies today are faced with the trade-off of the security of having an on-premises solution and the convenience of moving their data to the cloud. With Microsoft, companies no longer have to make the choice. SQL Server and Azure SQL Database provide the most consistent hybrid data platform with frictionless migration across on-premises, cloud, and Read more

Microsoft releases the latest update of Analytics Platform System 

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Microsoft is pleased to announce that the Analytics Platform System (APS) appliance update 7 (AU7) is now generally available. APS is Microsoft’s scale-out Massively Parallel Processing (MPP) system based on SQL Server for data warehouse specific workloads on-premises. Customers will get significantly improved query performance and enhanced security features with this release. APS AU7 builds 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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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

The December 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 December release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations Read more

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Announcing SQL Operations Studio for preview 

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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 that SQL Operations Studio is now available in preview. SQL Operations Studio is Read more

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SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services – The ultimate hybrid data platform 

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This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager Database Systems Engineering. Today at PASS Summit 2017, we are showcasing new advances across SQL Server 2017 and our Azure data services. And we’re demonstrating how these products – both on-premises and in the cloud – come together to form the ultimate hybrid data platform. Our recent Read more

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Microsoft for the Modern Data Estate 

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This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Data Systems Group. Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2017! I hope you are able to join us in person, or virtually through the Ignite Live Stream, to hear our exciting product announcements for your Data Estate. As Scott Guthrie wrote, today we announced general availability of SQL Read more

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

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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 Read more