Announcing SQL Server 2022 public preview: Azure-enabled with continued performance and security innovation 

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Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of SQL Server 2022. Anyone can now download SQL Server 2022 preview to try the new features in this release. SQL Server 2022 is the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet, with continued innovation across performance, security, and availability. It is part of the Microsoft…Read more

Meet us at SQLBits 2022 and level up as a data professional 

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It has been over two years since we have had the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our data community at a large event and we miss it. From hallway conversations to the energy that comes from solving problems and helping people understand complex concepts, we cannot wait to teach, meet and greet everyone. This is…Read more

PASS Data Community Summit keynote: a bridge to a new universe 

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It is almost time for PASS Data Community Summit 2021, a free online conference for the Microsoft data platform professional. The conference, hosted by Redgate, will include the latest SQL Server and Azure data innovations, practical training, and networking to empower you to transform your career and your organization. This year’s event is coming to…Read more

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

Top 5 Announcements at PASS Summit 2016 

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This post is by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President of the Data Group at Microsoft. In June, we’ve announced the general availability of SQL Server 2016, the world’s fastest and most price-performant intelligence database for HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing) with updateable, in-memory columnstores and advanced analytics through deep integration with R Services. As…Read more

The elastic future of data warehousing 

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This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Data Group. Announcing the general availability of Azure SQL Data Warehouse, an elastic, parallel, columnar data warehouse as a service. A defining characteristic of cloud computing is elasticity – the ability to rapidly provision and release resources to match what a workload requires – so…Read more

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Analytics Platform System Update 4 Generally Available 

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Matt Usher, Senior Program Manager, DS SQL Engineering We are pleased to announce the general availability of Appliance Update 4 for the Microsoft Analytics Platform System. The Microsoft Analytics Platform System is a turnkey big data analytics appliance, combining Microsoft’s massively parallel processing (MPP) data warehouse technology with HDInsight, Microsoft’s 100% Apache Hadoop distribution, and…Read more

Top reasons why enterprises should choose Azure SQL Data Warehouse 

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Guest post by Tiffany Wissner, Senior Director, Data Platform Yesterday at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, we demoed the first sneak peek of Azure SQL Data Warehouse.  As you build more applications in the cloud and with the increase in cloud-born data, there is strong customer demand for a data warehouse solution in the cloud to manage…Read more

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Microsoft Announces Azure SQL Database elastic database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Azure Data Lake 

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In this mobile-first, cloud-first world, we’re creating and consuming data through new devices and services – and developers are building applications and analytics solutions at a rapid pace to take advantage of the new forms, types and sizes of data. As Scott Guthrie talked about in his keynote this morning, a big piece of what…Read more

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