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Screenshot of Deployment pre-requisites page on Azure Data Studio.

Azure Data Studio August Release

Thank you to Erin Stellato (Program Manager, SQL Experiences) and Drew Skwiers-Koballa(Program Manager, SQL Experiences) for contributing to this blog.The end of summer in the Northern Hemisphere can be a quiet time for some, but the Azure Data Studio team has been ... continue reading
The Query Plan Viewer showing the Top Operations pane with links to runtime statistics.

Azure Data Studio July Release with VS Code Updates 

Hello, community! As you may already know, Azure Data Studio (ADS) is and has always been focused on building out its own ecosystem of extensions and customized tabs for handling databases, using the UI framework of Visual Studio (VS) Code ... continue reading
A screenshot of the Backup via URL GUI on Azure Data Studio.

What’s new with SQL Tools

Hello community, the June release of Azure Data Studio 1.37 is here! We are also excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.12. In this Azure Data Studio release, backup and restore to URL was introduced ... continue reading
Image of object explorer for SQL Server Management Studio 19 connected to SQL Server 2022.

Recapping recent updates to client tools in SQL Server

Hello from the SQL Experiences team! As a follow-up to Microsoft Build at the end of May, we thought it was a good time to highlight recent updates for client tools, as we've had quite a few.SQL Server Management StudioFirst, ... continue reading
Azure SQL Migration UI Snapshot

Amplify your database development experience with Azure Data Studio

It is that time again! We are excited to bring new and exciting updates to Azure Data Studio. These updates include the general availability of the Azure SQL Migration Extension, the introduction of advanced features to the Table Designer feature ... continue reading
A preview of table designer and its accompanying features

Introducing new and improved updates to SQL tools on Azure

In this post, we'll recap the updates to SQL tools over the past few months, including the recent releases of Azure Data Studio and SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Additionally, we'll highlight the Data-Tier Application Framework (DacFx) 160 general availability ... 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

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
OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

OPS119: Databases are cattle too! Running highly available databases consistently with Azure Arc

Have you heard people say 'containers or Kubernetes is not for databases'? Let me show you how that is definitely not the case in 2021. Kubernetes provides an abstraction layer over any infrastructure and an orchestration engine that powers Arc ... continue reading
Upper left corner of Azure Data Studio with Projects pane open showing 2 projects, AdventureWorksLT and WideWorldImportersDW.

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