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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

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

DBAs: It’s time to get up to speed with Azure

The summer solstice has passed, and DBAs are still asking how to get up to speed with Azure. Im even speaking at events on how to take advantage of Azure to do migrations to the cloud! Many Ive spoken to ... continue reading
Azure Migrate - Databases

Assess the readiness of SQL Server data estates migrating to Azure SQL Database

Migrating hundreds of SQL Server instances and thousands of databases to Azure SQL Database, our Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, is a considerable task, and to streamline the process as much as possible, you need to feel confident about ... continue reading
Azure Migrate - Databases

Assess the readiness of SQL Server data estates migrating to Azure SQL Database

Migrating hundreds of SQL Server instances and thousands of databases to Azure SQL Database, our Platform as a Service (PaaS) offering, is a considerable task, and to streamline the process as much as possible, you need to feel confident about ... continue reading
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New capabilities in Stream Analytics reduce development time for big data apps

Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed PaaS offering that enables real-time analytics and complex event processing on fast moving data streams. Thanks to zero-code integration with over 15 Azure services, developers and data engineers can easily build complex pipelines ... continue reading
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What’s new in Azure Firewall

This post was co-authored by Anitha Adusumilli, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking. Today we are happy to share several key Azure Firewall capabilities as well as update on recent important releases into general availability (GA) and preview. Multiple public IPs ... continue reading
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Beat SQL Server 2008/R2 End of Support by moving to Azure VM for three years of free security update

Today, On July 9, 2019, support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 ended. But there is still time to protect those workloads by rehosting to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance to run on latest version of SQL Server or ... continue reading

Six months left to transform your Windows Server 2008 apps and infrastructure

This blog post was authored by Jeff Woolsey, Principal PM Manager, Windows Server.This month, SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 reached their end of support. On January 14, 2020, Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 will also reach their end ... continue reading
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Thanks for 10 years and welcome to a new chapter in SQL innovation

Tomorrow, July 9, 2019, marks the end of extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. These releases transformed the database industry, with all the core components of a database platform built-in at a fraction of the cost of ... continue reading