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

Cloud data and AI services training roundup

Looking to transform your business by improving your on-premises environments, accelerating your move to the cloud, and gaining transformative insights from your data? Here’s your opportunity to learn from the experts and ask the questions that help your organization move forward. Join us for one or all of these training sessions for a deep dive… Read more

Announcing a new update for mssql-cli: Special Commands

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We have released our first major update for mssql-cli since our recent Public Preview announcement in December. You can view the public preview announcement here. mssql-cli is a new and interactive command line query tool for SQL Server. This open source tool works cross-platform… Read more

What’s new in SSMS 17.5: Data Discovery and Classification

This post is authored by Alan Yu, Program Manager, SQL Server. We are excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 17.5! Download SSMS 17.5 and review the Release Notes to get started. SSMS 17.5 provides support for almost all feature areas on SQL Server 2008 through the latest SQL Server 2017,… Read more

The February 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 February 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