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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

Azure Data Studio – Setting up your environment 

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This blog entry comes from Buck Woody, who recently rejoined the SQL Server team from the Machine Learning and AI team. For those of you who haven’t met me or read any of my books or blog entries, it’s great to meet you! I’ve been a data professional for over 35 years, worked at a…Read more

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Announcing SQL Server 2019 community technology preview 2.2 

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In September we announced SQL Server 2019 preview, the first release of SQL Server to create a unified data platform by packaging Apache SparkTM and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) together with SQL Server as a single, integrated solution.  SQL Server 2019 promises to simplify big data analytics for SQL Server users, break down data…Read more

Data and AI Services training roundup October 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 Server 2019 SQL Server 2019 brings innovative security and compliance features, industry-leading performance, mission-critical availability, and advanced analytics to all your data workloads, now…Read more

Cloud Data and AI Services training roundup September 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 Server With SQL Server virtual machines, you can use full versions of SQL Server in the cloud without having to manage any on-premises hardware….Read more

Cloud data and AI services training roundup August 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 Server Build modern applications using the language of your choice, on-premises and in the cloud, now on Windows, Linux, and Docker containers. Prepare for…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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In-database Machine Learning in SQL Server 2017 

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This post is authored by Sumit Kumar, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft and Nellie Gustafsson, Program Manager, Microsoft We are excited to announce the general availability of SQL Server 2017 and Machine Learning Services. You can start using Python-based in-database Machine Learning Services for production usage now. With support for both R and Python, we have…Read more

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Python in SQL Server 2017: enhanced in-database machine learning 

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We are excited to share the preview release of in-database analytics and machine learning with Python in SQL Server. Python is one of the most popular languages for data science and has a rich ecosystem of powerful libraries. Starting with the CTP 2.0 release of SQL Server 2017, you can now bring Python-based intelligence to…Read more

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Delivering AI with data: the next generation of the Microsoft data platform 

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This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group Leveraging intelligence out of the ever-increasing amounts of data can make the difference between being the next market disruptor or being relegated to the pages of history. Today at the Microsoft Data Amp online event, we will make several product announcements that…Read more

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