Try new SQL Server command line tools to generate T-SQL scripts and monitor Dynamic Management Views

This post was authored by Tara Raj and Vinson Yu, Program Managers – SQL Server Team We are excited to announce the public preview availability of two new command line tools for SQL Server: The mssql-scripter tool enables developers, DBAs, and sysadmins to generate CREATE and INSERT T-SQL scripts for database objects in SQL Server,… Read more

SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 now available

Microsoft is excited to announce a new preview for the next version of SQL Server (SQL Server 2017). Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.1 is available on both Windows and Linux. In this preview, we added manageability features to make it easier to configure SQL Server in Docker containers. We’re also introducing some new command line… Read more

SQL Server 2017 on Linux surpasses 1 million Docker pulls as the next preview version rolls out

This post was authored by Rohan Kumar, General Manager, Database Systems Group SQL Server 2017 makes it easier and simpler to work with data, with more deployment options than before and monthly preview releases offering regular innovation and improvements. The momentum behind these new options is clear. We are excited to mark a new milestone:… Read more

Keeping freight moving in Denmark with SQL Server 2016

Efficient data management keeps goods flowing smoothly in Denmark. Danske Fragtmaend, the country’s largest national transport and distribution firm, has been moving freight for more than a century. Today, Danske Fragtmaend delivers more than 40,000 consignments each day throughout Denmark, and businesses from small mom-and-pop operations to factories rely on its services. The firm handles… Read more

SQL Server Command Line Tools for macOS released

This post was authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft We are delighted to share the production-ready release of the SQL Server Command Line Tools (sqlcmd and bcp) on macOS El Capitan and Sierra. The sqlcmd utility is a command-line tool that lets you submit T-SQL statements or batches to local and remote instances of… Read more

Five reasons to run SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016 – No. 5: Consistent data environment across hybrid cloud environments

Have you ever seen a tree that simultaneously bears completely different species of fruit? It’s a real thing: apples, plums, oranges, lemons, and peaches all growing on the same tree. The growers have the advantage of a consistent environment (the same tree) that allows them to be efficient with resources, pick the type of fruit… Read more

ODBC Driver 13.1 for macOS released

This post was 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 macOS El Capitan and Sierra. The new driver enables access to SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL DW from any C/C++ application on macOS. Added Native… Read more

Extend your app to support SQL Server 2017 on Linux

This post was authored by Vin Yu, Program Manager, SQL Engineering Microsoft recently announced Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2.0, the first production-quality preview of SQL Server 2017. To help our independent software vendor (ISV) partners leverage the latest enhancements, we are expanding our Data Accelerator program to support SQL Server 2017 on Linux. Leverage the… Read more

Serving AI with data: A summary of Build 2017 data innovations

This post was authored by Joseph Sirosh, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Data Group This week at the annual Microsoft Build conference, we are discussing how, more than ever, organizations are relying on developers to create breakthrough experiences. With big data, cloud and AI converging, innovation & disruption is accelerating to a pace never seen before…. Read more

Announcing Power BI Report Server

This post was authored by the Power BI Team Today Microsoft announced Power BI Premium — a capacity-based licensing model that increases flexibility for how users access, share and distribute content in Power BI. The new offering also introduces the ability to manage Power BI Reports on-premises with the included Power BI Report Server. Power… Read more