Recent updates for Data-Tier Application Framework and SqlPackage 

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In this article, we will cover some recent changes to the Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) and SqlPackage. DacFx is a library that provides APIs for database deployment and development scenarios and SqlPackage is a command line interface to DacFx for common uses. Earlier this year SqlPackage released updates including additional support for Azure Synapse Analytics Read more

Fast Backup and Restore with File-snapshot Backup 

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SQL Server Data Files in Azure allows you to create databases in SQL Server running in on-premises or in a virtual machine with a dedicated durable location in Azure blob storage. As part of SQL 2016, we introduced File-Snapshot Backup, the ability to perform very fast backup and restore leveraging the Azure Blob Snapshot Technology. Read more