SQL Server 2017: A proven leader in database performance

This post was authored by Bob Ward, Principal Architect, and Jamie Reding, Senior Program Manager and Performance Architect, Microsoft Database Systems Group. SQL Server continues to be a proven leader in database performance for both analytic and OLTP workloads. SQL Server 2017 is fast, built-in with capabilities and features such as Columnstore indexes to accelerate… Read more

Announcing SQL Operations Studio for preview

We are excited to announce that SQL Operations Studio is now available in preview. SQL Operations Studio is a free, light-weight tool for modern database development and operations for SQL Server on Windows, Linux and Docker, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse on Windows, Mac or Linux machines. Download SQL Operations Studio to… Read more

SQL Server 2017 Features Bring ‘Choice’ to Developers

Data is everywhere today: in the cloud, on premises, and everywhere in between, tied up in systems of nearly endless complexity. Microsoft solutions allow developers to innovate while also scaling and growing their data infrastructure. In SQL Server 2016 SP1, SQL Server made available a consistent programmable surface layer for all its editions, making it… Read more

Three years in a row – Microsoft is a leader in the ODBMS Magic Quadrant

We’re happy to report that Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2017 Magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems again this year. This is the third year that Microsoft has been positioned farthest in completeness of vision and ability to execute in the operational database management systems market. At Microsoft, we’re dedicated… Read more

SQL Server 2017 and Azure Data Services – The ultimate hybrid data platform

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager Database Systems Engineering. Today at PASS Summit 2017, we are showcasing new advances across SQL Server 2017 and our Azure data services. And we’re demonstrating how these products – both on-premises and in the cloud – come together to form the ultimate hybrid data platform. Our recent… Read more

Top five reasons to join us for the PASS Summit 2017 Day 1 Keynote

PASS Summit 2017 takes place from November 1 to November 3, in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center. This year’s event guarantees to be an exciting time to reconnect with the community, see friends old and new, and learn about new product features and enhancements. Microsoft would like to invite you to join… Read more

Modernize your applications across on-premise and cloud with the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program

Your customers are demanding the latest innovations in every solution you deliver. How do you make sure that your apps meet — and exceed — your customers’ expectations? Leverage the Microsoft Data Accelerator Program, an efficient and reliable upgrade service, to modernize your on-premise or cloud applications. This year, we have expanded the program to… Read more

Ask the team that built SQL Server 2017 anything on October 25, 2017

Hi! We’re Travis Wright and Tobias Ternstrom from the Microsoft SQL Server engineering team and we along with other members of the team are hosting a Reddit Ask Me Anything session on /r/Database, Wednesday, October 25, 2017, from 10:00 am to 11:30am PDT. Why are we doing an AMA? SQL Server 2017 was made generally… Read more

What’s new in SQL Server Management Studio 17.3

This post was authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, Microsoft SQL Server We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.3! Download SSMS 17.3 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.3 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server… Read more

Webinar: Get enterprise-grade features at open-source prices with SQL Server 2017 on Linux

IT pros now have the flexibility of running workloads across Windows, Linux, or a combination of both. By taking advantage of SQL Server 2017 on Linux, you’ll get enterprise-grade features at open-source pricing — all backed by Microsoft support and security. It’s never been easier or more cost effective to make the move. SQL Server… Read more