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Moving SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 clusters to #Azure for Extended Support

Earlier this year Microsoft announced extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 at no additional cost. However, the catch is that you must migrate your SQL Server installation to Azure in order to take advantage of the extended ... continue reading
#Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview Overview #SQL #SQL2019 #Linux #Containers #MSIgnite

#Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview Overview #SQL #SQL2019 #Linux #Containers #MSIgnite

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Preview • Big Data Clusterso Deploy a Big Data cluster with SQL and Spark Linux containers on Kubernetes o Access your big data from HDFS o Run Advanced ... continue reading

Azure Outage Post-Mortem Part 3

My previous blog posts, Azure Outage Post-Mortem – Part 1 and Azure Outage Post-Mortem Part 2,made some assumptions based upon limited information coming from blog posts and twitter. I just attended a session at Ignite which gave a little more ... continue reading
SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward

SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward

This post is authored by Amit Banerjee, Principal PM Manager, SQL Server andBob Ward,Principal Architect, Microsoft SQL Server Data Services. SQL Server has provided enterprises the capability to manage all facets of their relational data. Over the years, we have ... continue reading

SQL Server 2019 preview containers now available

Starting in SQL Server 2017 with support for Linux and containers, Microsoft has been on a journey of platform and operating system choice. With SQL Server 2019 preview, we are making it easier to adopt SQL Server in containers by ... continue reading
Azure Data Studio for SQL Server

Azure Data Studio for SQL Server

Azure Data Studio is a new cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux. Previously released under the preview name SQL Operations Studio, Azure Data Studio offers a ... continue reading
SQL Server 2019 preview combines SQL Server and Apache Spark to create a unified data platform

SQL Server 2019 preview combines SQL Server and Apache Spark to create a unified data platform

Today at Ignite, Microsoft announced the preview of SQL Server 2019. For 25 years, SQL Server has helped enterprises manage all facets of their relational data. In recent releases, SQL Server has gone beyond querying relational data by unifying graph ... continue reading
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Azure Outage Post-Mortem Part 2

My previous blog post says that Cloud-to-Cloud or Hybrid-Cloud would give you the most isolation from just about any issue a CSP could encounter. However, in this particular failure had Availability Zones been available in the South Central region most ... continue reading
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Step-by-Step: Configuring a File Server Cluster in Azure that Spans Availability Zones

In this post we will detail the specific steps required to deploy a 2-node File Server Failover Cluster that spans the new Availability Zones a single region of Azure. I will assume you are familiar with basic Azure concepts as ... continue reading
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