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Microsoft SQL Server Linux-based container images to be available only from the Microsoft Container Registry

Traditionally, SQL Server Linux container images could be downloaded from Microsoft Container Registry (mcr.microsoft.com) and mssql-server-linux. However, as you might be aware, we stopped updating the old repo, Microsoft/mssql-server-linux, a couple of years ago, as part of our move to ... continue reading
Accelerate SQL Server to Azure migration with Pure Cloud Block Store

Accelerate SQL Server to Azure migration with Pure Cloud Block Store

Many organizations have either moved or extended their SQL Server operations from an on-premises data center into Azure. There are many reasons why you might be considering this move for your organization as well. Hosting SQL Server on Azure lets ... continue reading

Azure SQL digital event: Innovate today with Azure SQL

In today's data-driven world, companies are increasingly looking to the cloud to reduce their infrastructure and administrative costs and provide the on-demand scalability to match their customers' ever-changing requirementswithout sacrificing security, reliability, or cost.Customers who choose Azure for their SQL ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU10 release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. Big Data Clusters extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a new capability brought to market as part of the SQL Server 2019 release. BDC extends SQL Server's analytical capabilities beyond in-database processing of transactional and analytical workloads by uniting the SQL engine ... continue reading
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Around the clock with Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory

On February 3-4, the Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory teams are partnering on a learning event for the community to come together to learn about Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory, meet the engineering teams behind these services, and ... continue reading

Resources for the SQL Server and Azure Data community

This year has been marked by a combination of challenges and change. Like so many people and organizations across the globe, we have all faced uncertainly and the need to adapt.Recently, the PASS organization, formerly known as the Professional Association ... continue reading
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SQL Tools December release recap

The December releases of Azure Data Studio 1.25 and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.8 are now generally available. Additionally, the mssql extension for Visual Studio Code has recently been updated to version 1.10.0. Read on to learn more about ... continue reading

Microsoft Azure at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020

Data Platform Virtual Summit 2020 (DPS 2020) is just a couple of weeks away. A global learning event for data professionals, DPS 2020 features a keynote from Rohan Kumar, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Azure Data, as well as 200 ... continue reading
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Building and sharing Jupyter Books in Azure Data Studio

The notebook experience in Azure Data Studio allows users to create and share documents containing live code, execution results, and narrative text. Potential usage includes data cleaning and transformation, statistical modeling, troubleshooting guides, data visualization, and machine learning. Jupyter books ... continue reading