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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
NIC Certification updates in the Windows Server Catalog

NIC Certification updates in the Windows Server Catalog

Hi Everybody - Dan Cuomo, Principal PM on the Azure Edge and Platform, Core Networking team, here to talk about some changes we're making to NIC certification in the Windows Server Catalog. During OS deployment (and periodically after that), you ... continue reading

Query Store is enabled by default 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.The Query Store feature first became available in SQL Server ... continue reading
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Gain Deeper Insights with Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform

Data is foundational to any digital transformation strategy, yet many organizations struggle to understand what data they have, how to extract insights from it, and how to govern it—according to a 2022 Evanta survey1, over half of Chief Data Officers ... continue reading
Upgrading your container app from Windows Server 2019 to 2022 on Azure Kubernetes Service

Upgrading your container app from Windows Server 2019 to 2022 on Azure Kubernetes Service

Note: As of the writing of this blog, Windows Server 2022 is on Public Preview on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS). If you’ve been playing with containers, the thought of upgrading to a new OS version might seem way too simple: ... continue reading
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Improve scalability with system page latch concurrency enhancements in SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Over the past several SQL Server releases, Microsoft has improved the concurrency and performance of the tempdb database. In SQL Server 2022 we are addressing one of the last areas of contention by ... continue reading

SQL Server 2012 reaches end of support and Microsoft is here to help

Today, July 12, 2022, marks the end of support for SQL Server 2012. This version has had an amazing 10-year run and we want to thank our customers for your investment in learning and using Microsoft SQL Server. Looking forward, ... continue reading
Creating a new database on a SQL Server 2019 machine took over 17.204 seconds where the same database creation script took just over 1 second on SQL Server 2022.

Improve scalability with Buffer Pool Parallel Scan in SQL Server 2022

This blog post is part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Buffer Pool Parallel Scan is a new feature in SQL Server 2022 that improves the scalability of several common scenarios in SQL Server and as a result, could significantly ... continue reading
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CIS Tech Community-Check This Out! (CTO!) Guide (June 2022)

  Hi everyone! Brandon Wilson here to introduce you to a new series of posts, called the “Check This Out!” series (or “CTO!” for short). These posts are only intended to be a guide to lead you to some content ... continue reading
Adding optional font packages to Windows containers

Adding optional font packages to Windows containers

Customer feedback is the main driver for the Windows container team when planning new features and improvements to the platform. Since we launched containers in Windows Server 2016, customers have told us how a slim container image impacts the overall ... continue reading