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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Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 5: Consistent data environment across hybrid cloud environments 

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This means that you can choose a hybrid deployment and take advantage of any of the four basic options for hosting SQL Server: SQL Server in on-premises non-virtualized physical machines SQL Server in on-premises virtualized machines SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machine. This is SQL Server installed and hosted in the cloud on Windows Server…Read more

ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS released 

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This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft Hi, all. We are delighted to share the production-ready release of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS El Capitan and Sierra. The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on macOS. Added Native…Read more

Serving AI with data: A summary of Build 2017 data innovations 

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This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group This week at the annual Microsoft Build conference, we are discussing how, more than ever, organizations are relying on developers to create breakthrough experiences. With big data, cloud and AI converging, innovation & disruption is accelerating to a pace never seen before….Read more

Get to cloud faster with a new database migration service private preview 

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Last week at the Microsoft Data Amp online event, Microsoft announced a private preview for a new database migration service that will streamline the process for migrating on-premises databases to Azure. Using this new database migration service will simplify the migration of existing on-premises SQL Server, Oracle, and MySQL databases to Azure, whether your target…Read more