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How to deploy SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters is a scale-out, data virtualization platform built on top of the Kubernetes container platform. This ensures a predictable, fast, and elastically scalable deployment, regardless of where it's deployed. In this blog post, we'll explain ... continue reading

Talking Failover Clustering and Azure Stack HCI Ignite 2019 Announcements

Microsoft Ignite 2019 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida was a huge success with approximately 26,000 in attendance. We had a great time meeting and talking with our partners and customers. We also had a few announcements ... continue reading
PASS Summit 2019.

Reflections on PASS Summit 2019 from the SQL Tools Team

Last September at Microsoft Ignite 2018, Rohan Kumar, Corporate Vice President of Azure Data, announced the general availability of Azure Data Studio. This month, a little over a year later, Azure Data Studio took PASS Summit 2019 by storm, from ... continue reading
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Build a SQL Cluster Lab Part 4

You are going to create a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance in Part 4 of our series on how to build a SQL Cluster Lab. The FCI will only be installed on Node1 and Node2. FCIs require shared storage so ... continue reading
MIM 2016 SP1 - Service and Portal Installation Guide

MIM 2016 SP1 – Service and Portal Installation Guide

First published on MSDN on Jul 19, 2018 Introduction: This document is intended to be used as an operational build document for the Microsoft Identity Management 2016 MIM Service and Portal Server installation. This guide does not cover the installation ... continue reading
MIM - MPR Creation - The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

MIM – MPR Creation – The Required Field Cannot Be Empty

First published on MSDN on Aug 23, 2018 I recently ran into an issue after updating MIM 2016 to version where I was unable to select workflows when creating an MPR. The error displayed was The Required Field Cannot ... continue reading

General availability: Database compatibility level 150 in Azure SQL Database

With last week’s launch of SQL Server 2019, database compatibility level 150 moves out of public preview and into general availability status. With this change in status, the default compatibility level for new databases created in Azure SQL Database is ... continue reading

Five essential skills for today’s database administrators

DevOps, the cloud, and new database technologies mean our jobs as database administrators (DBAs) are changing at an ever-faster pace. If you're fascinated by data and all the things you can do with it, it's a thrilling time to be ... continue reading
Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Build an intelligent analytics platform with SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

In the most recent releases, SQL Server went beyond relational data and enabled support for graph data, R, and Python machine learning, while making SQL Server available on Linux and containers in addition to Windows. At the same time, organizations ... continue reading
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New in Azure Synapse Analytics: CICD for SQL Analytics using SQL Server Data Tools

At Microsoft Ignite 2019,weannouncedAzure Synapse Analytics,a major evolution of Azure SQL Data Warehouse.Thesame industry leading data warehousenow provides a whole new level of performance, scale, and analytics capabilities.One of these capabilities is SQL Analytics, which provides a rich set of ... continue reading