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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 ... continue reading

Sync SQL data in large scale using Azure SQL Data Sync

This post is authored by Xiaochen Wu, Program Manager, SQL Server. Azure SQL Data Sync allows users to synchronize data between Azure SQL Databases and SQL Server databases in one-direction or bi-direction. This feature was first introduced in 2012. By ... continue reading

Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering Manager) for sharing their migration story with the Azure SQL Database product team. Microsoft uses an internally written service called MSAsset to manage ... continue reading

Simplify cloud adoption with Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Datometry

We increasingly see that every enterprise is formulating, if not already executing, a cloud-first strategy for their on-premise enterprise data management to benefit from inherent elasticity, flexibility and performance of a cloud data warehouse like Azure SQL Data Warehouse (Azure ... continue reading

Last week in Azure: Living the serverless life, Kubernetes, and more

Several of the items highlighted below focus on serverless solutions where you don’t need to provision and manage any servers so that you can take your mind off implementing infrastructure. Building a serverless application on Azure using services like Azure ... continue reading

Build email notifications for SQL Database Automatic tuning recommendations

After reading this blogpost, you will be able to build your own custom email notifications for SQL Database Automatic tuning recommendations. We have listened to our customers requesting this functionality and have created a custom solution based on readily available ... continue reading

JSON in SQL Server – Use cases

JSON support in SQL Server 2016+ and Azure SQL Database enables you to combine relational and NoSQL concepts and easily transform relational to semi-structured data and vice-versa. JSON is not a replacement for the exiting relational models, and there are ... continue reading

Managing Azure Secrets on GitHub Repositories

Background An increasing number of developers across the globe use GitHub to host their projects, and many of them use GitHub public repositories for their open source work. While this is a great way to contribute and leverage the power ... continue reading

Simplify REST API development for modern Single-page apps with SQL Server

JSON functionalities that are added in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database enable application developers to easily expose relational data from database tables and create REST API that will provide data to modern JavaScript single-page applications. In this post ... continue reading
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