SQL Server + PHP – What’s new

This post is authored by Meet Bhagdev, Program Manager, Microsoft PHP is one of the most widely used programming languages for web developers today. The Microsoft PHP Connector for SQL Server is used to connect PHP applications to SQL Server, whether SQL Server is hosted in the cloud, on-premises or provided as a platform as… Read more

SQL Server + Python — What’s new

Python is one of the most popular and fastest-growing languages used today. Pyodbc (Python-SQL Server Connector) is an open source Python module maintained by Michael Kleehammer that uses ODBC Drivers to connect to SQL Server. It allows you to connect from the platform of your choice to SQL Server on-premises and in the cloud. Pyodbc… Read more

Introducing SQL Server Premium Assurance

IT departments are in a fundamental state of change, with the drive for digital transformation creating many net new applications and moving others to the cloud. At the same time, companies must also maintain stable and secure operation of their existing applications databases. To provide better flexibility in managing these diverse priorities, Microsoft is announcing… Read more

SQL Server + Node.js – What’s new?

JavaScript is the most popular and active programming language among developers across various industries. Tedious Node.js connector is a JavaScript implementation of the Tabular Data Stream (TDS) protocol. This Node.js connector allows you to connect from platform of your choice to SQL Server on premise and in the cloud. Tedious is a native JavaScript connector… Read more

SQL Server + Java: What’s new

Java continues to be one of the most widely used programming languages for a variety of application scenarios and industries. The Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server is used to connect Java applications to SQL Server, whether SQL Server is hosted in the cloud or on-premises, or provided as a platform-as-a-service. With the release of… Read more

Using SQL Tools with SQL Server on Linux

Today, developers can use SQL Server in a variety of environments including on-premises, in datacenters, in virtual machines, in clouds such as Azure, AWS and Google, and also as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering with Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse. We recently announced SQL Server v.Next CTP1 on Linux and… Read more

SQL Server on Linux: High availability and security

With SQL Server on Linux, Microsoft brings SQL Server’s core relational database engine to the growing enterprise Linux ecosystem. Both High Availability and Disaster Recovery (HADR) and security are aspects of SQL Server that are critically important for enterprises. This article highlights the HADR and security solutions for SQL Server on Linux that are available… Read more

Recognizing the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums!

We are planning to launch a monthly leaderboard for the top contributors on MSDN forums. This is a pilot effort for Database Systems, including SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and SQL Server VMs on Azure questions on MSDN. Read more about it on the Azure blog and send in your feedback… Read more

Microsoft releases the latest update to Analytics Platform System

Microsoft is pleased to announce that the appliance update, Analytics Platform System (APS) 2016, has been released to manufacturing and is now generally available. APS is Microsoft’s scale-out Massively Parallel Processing fully integrated system for data warehouse specific workloads. This appliance update builds on the SQL Server2016 release as a foundation to bring you many… Read more

Technical Preview: Database Experimentation Assistant

This post is authored by Christina Lee, Program Manager – Data Group SEALS Team Overview Database Experimentation Assistant (DEA) is a new A/B testing solution for SQL Server upgrades. It will assist in evaluating a targeted version of SQL for a given workload. Customers upgrading from previous SQL server versions (starting 2005 and above) to… Read more