SQL Server Management Studio 18.2 is now generally available 

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We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.2. For this update, while we added some features, our focus was dedicated to fundamentals such as stability, reliability, performance, etc. You can download SQL Server Management Studio 18.2 today. Some of the new features in SQL Server Management Studio include: Intellisense/editor:…Read more

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Free supported Java in SQL Server 2019 is now available 

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Java is one of the most important open source projects in the world today. Born nearly 25 years ago around the same time as Microsoft SQL Server, it has since grown to a community of millions of developers around the world and by many reports is the most popular programming language in the world. SQL…Read more

The July release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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This post and release activities were co-authored by Vasu Bhog, an intern on the Azure Data Studio team. We’re excited to announce that the July release of Azure Data Studio is now available. You can download Azure Data Studio and review the release notes to get started. Please note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, click yes to enable the preview features…Read more

SQL Server 2019 on Windows containers now in Early Adopters Program 

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Starting with SQL Server 2017’s support for Linux and containers, Microsoft has been on a journey of platform and operating system choice. SQL Server 2019 containers simplify application development, continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, and production workloads by making it easier to deploy SQL Server in these environments. Today, we’re happy to continue down…Read more

The June release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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We’re excited to announce the June 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. Note: After downloading Azure Data Studio, say Yes to enabling preview features so that you can use extensions. Azure Data Studio is a…Read more

The May release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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We’re excited to announce the May release of Azure Data Studio (formerly known as SQL Operations Studio) is now available. You can 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 extensions. Azure Data…Read more

The April release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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We are excited to announce the April 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 extensions. Azure Data Studio is…Read more

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The February release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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We’re excited to announce the February 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. Note: If you’re currently using the preview version, SQL Operations Studio, and would like to retain your settings when upgrading to the latest version,…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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Test the latest features with SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition 

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Are you curious how new capabilities in SQL Server will impact your applications? Download and test SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition, a full-featured free edition, licensed for use as a development and test database in a non-production environment. You can browse and access SQL Server code samples at GitHub, and when you’re ready, check out…Read more

The January release of Azure Data Studio 

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We are excited to announce the January 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. Note: If you are currently using the preview version, SQL Operations Studio, and would like to retain your settings when upgrading to the…Read more

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Introducing UTF-8 support in SQL Server 2019 preview 

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With the first public preview of SQL Server 2019, we announced support for the widely used UTF-8 character encoding as an import or export encoding, and as database-level or column-level collation for string data. This is an asset for companies extending their businesses to a global scale, where the requirement of providing global multilingual database applications…Read more