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

Availability Groups on Kubernetes in SQL Server 2019 preview 

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Starting with SQL Server 2017, Microsoft embarked on a journey to support SQL Server deployments on Linux and containers, in order to provide a choice of deployment platform for our customers and partners. With the preview of SQL Server 2019, we announced new capabilities for deploying SQL Server with High Availability and Disaster Recovery on…Read more

Creating a data hub for your analytics with PolyBase 

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Data is the new currency of the digital world, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help businesses and consumers get the most out of their data assets. With the leading database in the world, SQL Server, and the rapidly growing Azure cloud data platform, Microsoft is delivering a modern data platform. We are witnessing a…Read more

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The November release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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We are excited to announce the November 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 you upgrade to…Read more

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An Engineer and a tiger walk into a Clinic at the PASS Summit 2018 

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Sounds like there should be a punchline right? Well, there is. Microsoft will be in full force at PASS Summit 2018, and this is the third blog post in a series describing the involvement of the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team there. You can read more about our keynotes and our Modernizing pre-conference seminar from…Read more

The October release of Azure Data Studio is now available 

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

SSMS 18.0 public preview released 

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We are very excited to announce the public preview of SQL Server Management Studio 18.0. SSMS has been ported to the VS 2017 Isolated Shell, which brings with it many improvements to look and feel and accessibility. This release expands platform support to keep up with the announcements at Microsoft Ignite last week and includes…Read more

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Azure Data Studio for SQL Server 

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Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Previously released under the preview name SQL Operations Studio, Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience with lightning fast IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated…Read more

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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

SSMS 17.9 is now available 

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Update: SQL Server Management Studio 18.1 is now generally available.  We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.9! Download SSMS 17.9 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.9 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now…Read more

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The August 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 August release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations…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