SQL Server 2017 Community Technology Preview 2.0 now available 

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Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server!  We disclosed a name for this next release, SQL Server 2017, today at the Microsoft Data Amp event. Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.0 is the first production-quality preview of SQL Server 2017, and it is available on both Windows and Read more


Meet SQL Server’s biggest fan, KillaDBA 

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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, Read more

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Learn how to build the next generation of intelligent apps at this free Microsoft AI Workshop 

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The Microsoft AI Immersion Workshop is being held on Tuesday, May 9th, at the W Hotel in Seattle. If you are a developer interested in creating the next generation of intelligent apps and enterprise-grade solutions using the latest AI and machine learning techniques, this free workshop is for you. This is an in-person event, and Read more


SQL Server Command Line Tools for Mac: Preview now available 

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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. Read more

Technical Preview: Database Experimentation Assistant 

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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) Read more

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Build intelligent applications with help from Microsoft App Accelerate 

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Today’s exec is rudely awakened daily to ever-changing customer expectations. Last year’s huge investments were popular for a few months, but suddenly the “next big thing” is turning attention—and attracting budgets—elsewhere. How do you stay competitive with data and security? How do you ensure your applications scale across cloud and mobile? Microsoft unveiled a new Read more

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Released 

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This post is authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft Hi all. We are delighted to share the Production Ready Release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE). The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux. Added Read more

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How six lines of code + SQL Server can bring Deep Learning to ANY App 

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The link to the source code is here. The What Part Deep Learning is a hot buzzword of today. The recent results and applications are incredibly promising, spanning areas such as speech recognition, language understanding and computer vision. Indeed, Deep Learning is now changing the very customer experience around many of Microsoft’s products, including HoloLens, Read more