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Azure Arc icon sharing a platform with SQL Server icon extending Azure capabilities to across three different environments: multicloud, edge and on-premises. Multicloud environment shows multiple clouds icons. On premises platform has a datacenter icon with databases. The edge platform shows a satellite, a piece of manufacturing equipment, and a delivery truck.

Manage, govern, and secure all your SQL Servers with new hybrid capabilities enabled by Azure Arc 

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.In the face of changing market conditions and pressure to accelerate growth, the ability for customers to do more with less is critical. And while the cloud has long been the north star for ... continue reading
When running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Hybrid Benefit, you are entitled to license one additional passive secondary instance of SQL Server for High Availability for free and one additional passive instance of SQL Server for Disaster Recovery for free.

New SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance DR benefits

Customers who are running their SQL Server workloads using SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance are now eligible for new high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) benefits. These are in addition to existing HA/DR ... continue reading
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Link feature for Azure SQL Managed Instance: Connecting SQL Server 2022 to the cloud, reimagined

Part of theSQL Server 2022 blog series.We are excited to announce general availability (GA) of the link feature for Managed Instance for SQL Server 2022the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet. We are also excited to announce a limited ... continue reading
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Intelligent Query Processing: degree of parallelism feedback

SQL Server 2022, UpdatesPart of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.DOP inefficiencies are a constant challenge; Current DOP methods are inefficientThe degree of parallelism (DOP) with which a query is executed can greatly impact its performance. Any time a query is ... continue reading
Examples of S3-compliant object storage providers compatible with SQL Server 2022.

Data Virtualization with PolyBase for SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Microsoft SQL Server 2022 introduces the newest version of PolyBase, and with it the capability to query data where it lives, virtualize data, and use REST APIs. REST APIs enable SQL Server to be ... continue reading

Backup and restore to URL for S3-compatible object storage

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Backup and restore to simple storage service (S3)compatible object storage is a new feature introduced in SQL Server 2022 that grants the user the capability to back up or restore their databases using S3-compatible ... continue reading

Azure Synapse Link for SQL

Near-real-time analytics for transactional workloadsPart of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Traditionally, data to serve analytical systems have been extracted from operational data stores using custom-built extract, transform, and load (ETL) processes. These processes are often long-running, exert pressure on the source ... continue reading
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Intelligent Query Processing: feature family additions

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.SQL Server 2022 introduces a handful of new members to the growing Intelligent Query Processing (IQP) family. These additions range from expanding and improving various query performance feedback mechanisms to adding two new featuresparameter ... continue reading
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Query Store hints in SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Query Store is one of the most powerful database-scoped features in SQL Server for troubleshooting performance and improving the stability of your database workloads, and we have continued to make investments in this ... continue reading
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Get more out of SQL Server Reporting Services 2022 with an improved user experience

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.SQL Server 2022 introduces the new SQL Server 2022 Reporting Services (SSRS).OverviewAt Microsoft, we understand the power of technology, and that is why we continue to innovate, create, and design in a way that gives ... continue reading