Top three capabilities to get excited about in the next version of SQL Server 

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<ahref=”https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/uploads/prod/2017/04/clip_image002_thumb11.jpg”> Some of the things customers are planning for SQL Server v.Next on Windows, Linux, and Docker include migrating existing applications from other databases on Linux to SQL Server; implementing new DevOps processes using Docker containers; developing locally on the dev machine of choice, including Windows, Linux, and macOS; and building new applications on SQL…Read more

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Meet SQL Server’s biggest fan, KillaDBA 

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This post was authored by Jennifer Moser, Data Platform Community Lead, Microsoft Atlanta-based Homer McEwen has been a database administrator for more than 20 years. But it’s what he does in his spare time that makes McEwen, aka KillaDBA, a little different. The husband and father of three writes and records songs about SQL Server,…Read more

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SQL Server Command Line Tools for Mac: Preview now available 

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This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft We are excited to announce the availability of the preview for SQL Server Command Line Tools (sqlcmd and bcp) on Mac OS. The sqlcmd utility is a command-line tool that lets you submit T-SQL statements or batches to local and remote instances of SQL Server….Read more

Technical Preview: Database Experimentation Assistant 

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This post was authored by Christina Lee, Program Manager – SEALS Team Overview Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) is a new A/B testing solution for SQL Server upgrades. It will assist in evaluating a targeted version of SQL for a given workload. Customers who are upgrading from previous SQL Server versions (SQL Server 2005 and above)…Read more

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SQL Server on Linux: Running jobs with SQL Server Agent 

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In keeping with our goal to enable SQL Server features across all platforms supported by SQL Server, Microsoft is excited to announce the preview of SQL Server Agent on Linux in SQL Server vNext Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.4. SQL Server Agent is a component that executes scheduled administrative tasks, called “jobs.” Jobs contain one…Read more

Welcome 2017! Recap of top SQL Server posts of 2016 

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We start off the new year with a quick recap of our most popular posts on this blog channel from the year just concluded. Here are the posts that got the most number of views from our readers during 2016, in increasing order of readership: 10. SQL Server 2016 Express Edition in Windows containers In…Read more