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New Data Exposed episode: It’s just SQL: Collations in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

You're probably familiar with Collations in SQL Server, but how do Collations change in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance? In this video, Anna Thomas and Colin Murphy cover a brief overview of collations (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/t-sql/statements/collations) and how they're different in Azure ... continue reading
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Integrate Microsoft cloud services with your Azure SQL Database managed instance

When you migrate your SQL Server data estate to Azure SQL Database managed instance, what you get is not just a good old SQL Server, secured and enriched with the newest features, and without a burden of managing backups, patching, ... continue reading

Monitoring options available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

For production workloads running on your Azure SQL Database managed instance it is very important to continuously understand the resource consumption and any potential performance issues such that you can react in time and have your business running smoothly. There ... continue reading
State of the SQL Server tools

State of the SQL Server tools

This week we're announcing the general availability of SQL Server 2019, a significant milestone for Azure Data and for SQL Server customers. This presents a good moment to give an update on the state of tooling for SQL Server.Since SQL ... continue reading

Meet the SQL team at Microsoft Ignite 2019

The Azure SQL (@azuresqldb) and SQL Server (@sqlserver) Engineering teams represented by Ajay Jagannathan, Alain Dormehl, Alan Yu, Amit Banerjee, Anna Hoffman, Asad Khan, Borko Novakovic, Brian Carrig, Buck Woody, Dinakar Nethi, Jakub Szymaszek, Joachim Hammer, Kevin Farlee, Mihaela Blendea, ... continue reading

Meet the Microsoft SQL team at PASS Summit 2019

The SQL Server and Azure SQL Engineering teams will be in full force speaking at several sessions at the PASS Summit 2019 conference (the largest technical conference for the Microsoft Data Platform Community). The conference will take place Nov 5-8, ... continue reading
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T-SQL DDL support for Windows users migration from SQL Server databases to SQL Managed Instance

We are happy to announce a public preview for T-SQL DDL support for Windows domain users migration from SQL Server on-premises databases to SQL managed instance (MI) with Azure AD authentication. The migration process for databases from SQL Server on-premises ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: It’s just SQL: Native Backup and Restore

In this Data Exposed episode Alain Dormehl and Colin Murphy show you how easy it is to restore an existing SQL Database to Azure SQL Managed Instance. More information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-managed-instance ... continue reading
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SQL Server Migration to Azure Live Show

You’re invited to join the SQL Server Migration to Azure Live Show on October 14th (Part 1) and October 15th (Part 2) from 8-10AM PST. Click here to register! Part 1: Why migrate, migration options and tools Part 2: Best ... continue reading
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Monitoring Azure SQL Database with Telegraf

In a prior blog, we had described the Real-time monitoring for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using the Telegraf SQL plugin. In addition to Managed Instance support, Telegraf now also includes support for Azure SQL Database single databases, and can ... continue reading