The April release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the April release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations Studio and review the Release Notes to get started. SQL Operations Studio is a data management tool that enables you to work with SQL Server, Azure… Read more

Modernize to cloud with Azure SQL Database

Companies are embracing digital transformation by migrating to the cloud. IT organizations are continuously looking for new ways of optimizing how they use the data that fuels their operations. Modernizing to the cloud offers the right mix of operational efficiencies and business enablement to drive continued growth. IT optimization now requires new perspectives to consider:… Read more

SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 is now available

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the second service pack release for SQL Server 2016. The service pack is now available for download on the Microsoft Download Center and will be coming soon to Visual Studio Subscriptions, MBS/Partner Source, and VLSC. As part of our commitment to software excellence for our customers,… Read more

SQL Server 2017 on SUSE Enterprise Linux Server offer

This post is authored by John ‘JG’ Chirapurath, General Manager, Azure Data. Since SQL Server 2017 on Linux was made generally available on October 2, 2017, we have seen tremendous growth in adoption. We’ve had ~ 5 million Docker pulls for SQL Server 2017 on Linux and are seeing strong affinity with our customers who… Read more

Celebrating 1M installations milestone for mssql extension for VS Code with another update

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce that a new update for the mssql extension for VS Code is now available on the VS Code Marketplace. Use the mssql extension to turn VS Code into a powerful editor of T-SQL development, which supports SQL Server running… Read more

Cloud data and AI services training roundup

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, we’re releasing a monthly list of the latest free data and artificial intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server 2017 Whether on Windows, Linux, or Docker containers, you have the flexibility of leveraging SQL Server 2017’s industry-leading performance and security wherever you… Read more

Celebrating data and you with #SQLDataWins

Hey you, data whiz! You’re an expert, a data aficionado, a steward of a finely tuned database – but not everyone gets it. Well, we do. #SQLDataWins celebrates professionals who make an impact with data every day. Play along with us on Twitter by responding to our weekly tweets. It’s that simple. Every Monday at… Read more

The March release of SQL Operations Studio is now available

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server and Karl Burtram, Senior Software Engineer, SQL Server.  We are excited to announce the March release of SQL Operations Studio is now available. Download SQL Operations Studio and review the Release Notes to get started. SQL Operations Studio is a data management tool that enables… Read more

SSMS 17.6 is now available: Managed Instance and many bug fixes

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. Download SSMS 17.6 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.6 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017, which is now generally available. In addition to enhancements and bug fixes, SSMS 17.6… Read more

Complying with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on Microsoft Data Platform technologies

This post is authored by Frederico Pravatta Rezende, Senior Product Marketing Manager, CADD & AI. Is your organization prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? If your company does business in Europe, you’ll need to be aware of this new privacy law, which is set to bolster data protections for individuals living within the… Read more