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Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Today were announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data ... continue reading

Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Today were announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data ... continue reading
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SQL Server 2019 release candidate refresh with Big Data Clusters

In continuation with our announcement of SQL Server 2019 release candidate last week, were announcing that the release candidate refresh forSQL Server 2019 is now available to download. The release candidate now includes bits for Big Data Clusters in SQL ... continue reading
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Announcing the General Availability of SQL Data Discovery & Classification

We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of SQL Data Discovery & Classification in Azure SQL databases, Azure SQL Data Warehouse and Azure SQL Database managed instance. SQL Data Discovery & Classification provide a set of built in ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Exploding Bill of Materials using Graph Shortest Path

In this demo, we will show how you can explode a Bill of Materials using Graph Shortest Path function, introduced with SQL Server 2019 CTP3.1, to find out which BOMs/assemblies a given product/part belongs to. This information can be useful ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Exploding Bill of Materials using Graph Shortest Path

In this demo, we will show how you can explode a Bill of Materials using Graph Shortest Path function, introduced with SQL Server 2019 CTP3.1, to find out which BOMs/assemblies a given product/part belongs to. This information can be useful ... continue reading
How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

How to Migrate Active Directory from Windows Server 2012 R2 to 2019

Windows Server 2019 was available for public (GA) from early October 2018. In past I have written many articles about domain migrations by covering different Active Directory versions. So, it is time me to write about AD 2019 migrations. In ... continue reading

Introducing SIOS high availability for SQL Server 2008/R2 in Azure

Support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ended on July 9, 2019. That means the end of regular security updates. However, if you move those SQL Server instances to Azure or Azure Stack, Microsoft will give you three years ... continue reading
How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019

How to In-Place Upgrade Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2019

As you know the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are out of support on January 14th, 2020. Customer will need to upgrade their Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 to a newer version of Windows ... continue reading

Introducing UTF-8 support for Azure SQL Database

UTF-8 support is now in preview for Azure SQL Database, allowing more options to companies extending their businesses to a global scale, where the requirement of providing global multilingual database applications and services is critical to meet customer demands, and ... continue reading