Open sourcing the .NET 5 C# Language Extension for SQL Server 

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For over two decades, the C# programming language has allowed developers to build secure and robust applications within the .NET ecosystem. SQL Server 2019 supports the R, Python, and Java Language Extensions. These language extensions provide many benefits to developers. They provide data security, rapid speed for deployment, and ease of integration. Previously, we announced Read more

Looking to the future for R in Azure SQL and SQL Server 

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Update March 17, 2022: This post has been updated to remove mentions of SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters which has been retired. For more information, see big data options on the Microsoft SQL Server platform. Data science, machine learning, and analytics have re-defined how we look at the world. The R community plays a vital Read more

Building and sharing Jupyter Books in Azure Data Studio 

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The notebook experience in Azure Data Studio allows users to create and share documents containing live code, execution results, and narrative text. Potential usage includes data cleaning and transformation, statistical modeling, troubleshooting guides, data visualization, and machine learning. Jupyter books compile a collection of notebooks into a richer experience with more structure and a table 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

The November 2019 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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Today we are announcing the November release of Azure Data Studio is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, say Yes to enabling the preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals Read more

Introducing the SQL Server 2019 video learning series 

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SQL Server 2019 is the new data platform to solve the challenges of the modern data professional including capabilities and solutions such as: SQL Server Big Data Clusters combining the power of SQL Server, Hadoop, Apache Spark™, and Kubernetes to provide an end-to-end data and machine learning platform. Data virtualization through Polybase Intelligent query processing Read more

Mssql extension for Visual Studio Code now has Object Explorer and IntelliCode 

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Today we’re introducing a new release for the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code which is now available! The mssql extension for Visual Studio Code is the official SQL Server extension that supports connections to SQL Server and rich editing experience for T-SQL in your favorite developer tool, Visual Studio Code. You can download the Read more

The October 2019 release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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Today we’re announcing the October release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, say Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a Read more

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The September release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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Today we’re announcing the September release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the Release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, click Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a Read more

Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters 

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Today we’re announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data scientist’s data explore and experimentation. The Visual Studio Code Apache Spark and Hive extension enables Read more

The August release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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Today we’re announcing the August release of Azure Data Studio is now available. Download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, click Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use the extensions. Azure Data Studio is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data Read more