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

SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 is now available

The SQL Server team is excited to bring you the final service pack release for SQL Server 2012. 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

Taking your data to the cloud is easier than you thought

Data management is shifting away from on-premises towards the many benefits of the cloud. Data is the fuel that energizes businesses in today’s marketplace, and the cloud amplifies this energy. The question then arises — what’s the simplest way to take your data to the cloud? In this free webinar, our Azure experts share how… Read more

Analysis Services Innovations in SQL Server 2017

This post was authored by Christian Wade, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS) enables IT professionals to build semantic models over large, integrated managed datasets for end-user consumption. SSAS runs on Windows and is part of the larger suite of SQL Server’s BI offerings. SSAS 2017 brings a host of new… Read more

SQL Server 2017 on Windows Linux and Docker is now generally available

This post was authored by Travis Wright, Principal Program Manager, SQL Server Engineering Today, October 2nd, we are excited to announce that SQL Server 2017 is generally available for purchase and download! The new release is available right now for evaluation or purchase through the Microsoft Store, and will be available to Volume Licensing customers later… Read more