Three reasons to choose Microsoft for your hybrid data platform 

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Companies today are faced with the trade-off of the security of having an on-premises solution and the convenience of moving their data to the cloud. With Microsoft, companies no longer have to make the choice. SQL Server and Azure SQL Database provide the most consistent hybrid data platform with frictionless migration across on-premises, cloud, and Read more

SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services – The ultimate hybrid data platform 

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This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager Database Systems Engineering. Today at PASS Summit 2017, we are showcasing new advances across SQL Server 2017 and our Azure data services. And we’re demonstrating how these products – both on-premises and in the cloud – come together to form the ultimate hybrid data platform. Our recent Read more


Top five reasons to join us for the PASS Summit 2017 Day 1 Keynote 

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PASS Summit 2017 takes place from November 1 to November 3, in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center. This year’s event guarantees to be an exciting time to reconnect with the community, see friends old and new, and learn about new product features and enhancements. Microsoft would like to invite you to join Read more

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Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program 

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Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, to modernize your on-premise or cloud applications. This year, we have expanded the program to Read more

Taking your data to the cloud is easier than you thought 

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Data management is shifting away from on-premises towards the many benefits of the cloud. Data is the fuel that energizes businesses in today’s marketplace, and the cloud amplifies this energy. The question then arises — what’s the simplest way to take your data to the cloud? In this free webinar, our Azure experts share how Read more

New managed SQL server Integration Service hosting capability in Data Factory 

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This week at Ignite, we announced new capabilities in Azure Data Factory (ADF) service available in public preview for customers. Azure user preview terms of use can be found here. SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS) customers can easily lift their SSIS packages into the cloud using new managed SSIS hosting capabilities in Data Factory. This Read more

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Microsoft for the Modern Data Estate 

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This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Data Systems Group. Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2017! I hope you are able to join us in person, or virtually through the Ignite Live Stream, to hear our exciting product announcements for your Data Estate. As Scott Guthrie wrote, today we announced general availability of SQL Read more

Now available in India: Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL 

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We recently announced public preview availability of Azure Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL in West and Central India. PostgreSQL and MySQL are ubiquitous names in the world of open source relational databases, as these database engines have been widely embraced by developers in recent years. Microsoft’s Azure cloud is a first-class platform for open source Read more