The July 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 July release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations…Read more

SSMS 17.8 is now available 

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This post is co-authored by Pam Lahoud, Senior Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.8! Download SSMS 17.8 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.8 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017,…Read more

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The June 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 June release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations…Read more

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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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SSMS 17.7 is now available 

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This post is co-authored by Sandy Winarko, Principal PM, SQL Server.  We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.7! Download SSMS 17.7 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.7 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which…Read more

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SQL Server 2017 Features Bring ‘Choice’ to Developers 

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Data is everywhere today: in the cloud, on premises, and everywhere in between, tied up in systems of nearly endless complexity. Microsoft solutions allow developers to innovate while also scaling and growing their data infrastructure. In SQL Server 2016 SP1, SQL Server made available a consistent programmable surface layer for all its editions, making it…Read more

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Microsoft Drivers v4.3.0 for PHP for SQL Server released! 

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This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft Hi all, We are excited to announce the Production Ready release for the Microsoft Drivers v4.3.0 for PHP for SQL Server. The drivers now support Debian Jessie and macOS. The driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL DW from any…Read more

SQL Server 2017 containers for DevOps scenarios 

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This post was authored by Tony Petrossian, Partner Group Program Manager, Database Systems Group SQL Server 2017 will bring with it support for the Linux OS and containers running on Windows, Linux, and macOS. Our goal is to enable SQL Server to run in modern IT infrastructure in any public or private cloud. With support…Read more

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Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.2 for SQL Server released 

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This post was authored by Andrea Lam, Program Manager, SQL Server We are happy to announce the full release of the Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.2 for SQL Server. The JDBC Driver provides Java database connectivity from any Java application, application server or Java-enabled applet to Microsoft SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data…Read more

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Webcast: Intro to Microsoft SQL Server on Linux with containers 

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With our community technology previews of SQL Server 2017, Microsoft is bringing the industry-leading performance and security of SQL Server to Linux and containers for the first time. SQL Server running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform has advantages for both the SQL Server and Red Hat Linux communities. Join…Read more

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