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Test the latest features with SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition

Are you curious how new capabilities in SQL Server will impact your applications? Download and test SQL Server 2017 Developer Edition, a full-featured free edition, licensed for use as a development and test database in a non-production environment. You can ... continue reading

Webinar: Introduction to SQL Server 2019

Modern enterprises are struggling to gain insights from an exploding number of database management systems and ever-growing data volumes. SQL Server 2019 can help you overcome the challenges of integrating data and bring AI and machine learning to all of ... continue reading
Data and AI Services training roundup October 2018

Data and AI Services training roundup October 2018

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, were releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server 2019 SQL Server 2019 brings innovative security and ... continue reading
DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

DBA essentials—SQL Server 2017 security, performance tuning, and more—inside out

Whether youre an experienced DBA with multiple certifications or just starting on your SQL Server DBA journey, you face challenges constantly for putting your organizations data to work. To turn the next-to-impossible into the practical, you need a comprehensive resource ... continue reading

Cloud Data and AI Services training roundup September 2018

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, were releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server With SQL Server virtual machines, you can use ... continue reading

Cloud data and AI services training roundup August 2018

To help you stay up to date on online training opportunities, were releasing a monthly list of the latest free Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) sessions in one convenient post. SQL Server Build modern applications using the language of your ... continue reading

SQL Server 2008 end of support is the first step to tomorrow’s database

Today, Takeshi Numoto blogged about the upcoming SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 end of support. If youve been thinking about what to do with your SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 databases, youre not alone. These databases reach end ... continue reading

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 are reaching end of support. What’s next?

SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 have had a tremendous run. But all good things come to an end, right? On July 9, 2019, Microsoft will end Extended Support, which means no more updates or support of any kind, potentially ... continue reading

Re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads with SQL Server on Linux

This post is authored by Marko Hotti, Senior Product Marketing Manager, SQL Server. Today, were excited to introduce a free e-book, SQL Server on Linux: A guide to re-platforming and modernizing your data workloads. This is the thirdin a series ... continue reading

Securing your data with Azure SQL Database

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is now in effect as of May 25th, 2018. GDPR has significant implications on the use and management of your customers personal data. Considerations of privacy, security, data management, and marketing practices are all ... continue reading