Azure Data Studio August Release 

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SQL Server 2022, the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet was announced in May and is publicly available in preview. SQL Server 2022 (preview) is now also available as an option in the Azure Data Studio Deployment Wizard. Read more

Azure Active Directory authentication for SQL Server 2022 

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Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series. Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication is now supported for SQL Server 2022 preview on-premises for Windows and Linux Operating Systems. Azure AD Authentication methods  The new functionality extends existing authentication modes, such as SQL authentication and Windows authentication, allowing users to connect to SQL Server 2022 using Read more

Improve scalability with system page latch concurrency enhancements in SQL Server 2022 

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Over the past several SQL Server releases, Microsoft has improved the concurrency and performance of the tempdb database. In SQL Server 2022 we are addressing one of the last areas of contention by introducing concurrent global allocation map (GAM) and shared global allocation map (SGAM) updates which will give SQL Server 2022 a big improvement 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

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

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Today we are announcing the preview of SQL Server 2022, the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet, with continued innovation in performance, security, and availability. The rise of data represents a tremendous opportunity and also poses challenges. Companies are seeing their relational and nonrelational data proliferate exponentially on-premises, in the cloud, at the edge, Read more