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PASS Data Community Summit keynote: a bridge to a new universe

It is almost time for PASS Data Community Summit 2021, a free online conference for the Microsoft data platform professional. The conference, hosted by Redgate, will include the latest SQL Server and Azure data innovations, practical training, and networking to ... continue reading
Individual TCP-DS 10TB query runtimes between Spark 2.4 and Spark 3.1. Chart shows that average runtimes across all queries are 30 lower, highlighting the benefits of using Spark 3.1 with CU13.

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU13 Release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a 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

Boost your skills by joining Microsoft at PASS Data Community Summit

Since day one, Microsoft has been right beside you in your career journeys. We have listened to your stories, experiences, and challenges, and referenced them as the driving force behind our product evolution. One of the highlights in our calendar ... continue reading
Enhance your Log Analytics data exploration in Azure Data Studio

Enhance your Log Analytics data exploration in Azure Data Studio

The Azure Monitor Logs extension in Azure Data Studio is now available in preview. The extension is supported in Azure Data Studio August 2021 release, v1.32.0.Administrators can enable platform logging and metrics to one of their Azure services such as ... continue reading

Open sourcing the .NET 5 C# Language Extension for SQL Server

For over two decades, the C# programming language has allowed developers to build secure and robust applications within the .NET ecosystem.SQL Server 2019 supports the R, Python, and Java Language Extensions. These language extensions provide many benefits to developers. They ... continue reading

Move SQL Server licenses without Software Assurance to Azure

Migrating your on-premises infrastructure and architecture to the cloud may seem like a daunting task, especially if you don't have Software Assurance for your on-premises licenses. While this may seem difficult and challenging, there is a pain-free way to bring ... continue reading

Microsoft at Data Platform Virtual Summit 2021

Data Platform Virtual Summit 2021 (DPS 2021) is just a few days away. A free, global learning event for the data professionals, DPS 2021 will feature over 150 breakout sessions and 15 training classes. This content will be delivered by ... continue reading

Recent updates for Data-Tier Application Framework and SqlPackage

In this article, we will cover some recent changes to the Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) and SqlPackage. DacFx is a library that provides APIs for database deployment and development scenarios and SqlPackage is a command line interface to DacFx for ... continue reading

Know your options for SQL Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 End of Support

Customers trust Windows Server and SQL Server for their business-critical workloads. With SQL Server 2022, customers like Ita Unibanco are taking advantage of the built-in intelligence, industry-leading performance, and security across both structured and unstructured data. Similarly, customers like CadDo ... continue reading

What’s new with SQL Server Big Data Clusters—CU11 Release

SQL Server Big Data Clusters (BDC) is a 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 with ... continue reading