SQL Server next version CTP 1.3 now available

Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server v.Next). Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.3 is available on both Windows and Linux. In this preview, we added several feature enhancements to High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR), including the ability to run Always On Availability Groups on… Read more

SQL Server on Linux: Mission-critical HADR with Always On Availability Groups

This post was authored by Mihaela Blendea, Senior Program Manager, SQL Server In keeping with our goal to enable the same High Availability and Disaster Recovery solutions on all platforms supported by SQL Server, today Microsoft is excited to announce the preview of Always On Availability Groups for Linux in SQL Server v.Next Community Technology… Read more

Microsoft’s SQL Platform continues to lead the market with advanced data security

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Database Systems. Securing customer data while maintaining the highest levels of privacy have always been top priorities for Microsoft and the SQL organization. As a result, SQL Server, which also powers Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse, continues to be one of the most… Read more

ODBC Driver 13.1 for Linux Released

This post is 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 Linux (Ubuntu, RedHat and SUSE). The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on Linux. Added… Read more

SQL Server named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines

SQL Server was recently named DBMS of the Year by DB-Engines. DB-Engines is an initiative to collect and present information on database management systems, and provides a widely accepted popularity ranking of database management systems, and has been created and maintained by solid IT, an Austrian company with a special focus on database consulting and… Read more

December 2016 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

This post was authored by Rahul Venkatraj, Program Manager, Data Platform Group We continue to receive encouraging comments from the community on the Leaderboard. Thank you. Many congratulations to the top-10 contributors featured on our December leaderboard! Olaf Helper and Alberto Morillo top the Overall and Cloud database this month. Six of this month’s Overall Top-10… Read more

SQL Server next version CTP 1.2 now available

As part of our rapid preview model, Microsoft is excited to announce that the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server v.Next) Community Technology Preview (CTP) 1.2 is now available on both Windows and Linux. In CTP 1.2 we implemented bug fixes and added support for SQL Server v.Next on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server. You… Read more

Announcing the SQL Server v.Next Early Adoption Program

This post was authored by Anna Shrestinian, Program Manager, SQL Server What is the SQL Server Early Adoption Program (SQL EAP)? The SQL Server Early Adoption Program (SQL EAP) is a Microsoft program started in January 2017 to help both customers and partners adopt the next version of SQL Server before general availability. Who is… Read more

Announcing Columnstore Indexes and Query Store support in Database Engine Tuning Advisor

The latest version of Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine Tuning Advisor (DTA) supports two new features: (a) Ability to recommend columnstore indexes in addition to rowstore indexes, and (b) Ability to automatically select a workload to tune from the Query Store. These new features are available when tuning for SQL Server 2016 Database Engine (or later)… Read more