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Microsoft Cost Management updates—January 2023

Whether you're a new student, a thriving startup, or the largest enterprise, you have financial constraints and you need to know what you're spending, where it’s being spent, and how to plan for the future. Nobody wants a surprise when ... continue reading
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Azure Data Studio 1.41 release

We are less than one month into 2023 and already have a new release of Azure Data Studio to shareintroducing 1.41! With this release, we migrated to a new authentication library, made improvements based on user requests and feedback, and ... continue reading
Working with time series data in SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL

Working with time series data in SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Time series data is a set of values organized in the order in which they occur and arrive for processing. Unlike transactional data in SQL Server, which is not time-based and may be updated ... continue reading
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Microsoft Azure CLX: A personalized program to learn Azure

The rise of cloud computing has created demand for proven cloud experts. That’s why we’ve launched the Microsoft Azure Connected Learning Experience (CLX) program, designed to help aspiring learners and IT professionals become Microsoft Azure cloud pros. CLX is a ... continue reading
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Manage, govern, and secure all your SQL Servers with new hybrid capabilities enabled by Azure Arc 

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.In the face of changing market conditions and pressure to accelerate growth, the ability for customers to do more with less is critical. And while the cloud has long been the north star for ... continue reading
When running SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines using Azure Hybrid Benefit, you are entitled to license one additional passive secondary instance of SQL Server for High Availability for free and one additional passive instance of SQL Server for Disaster Recovery for free.

New SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance DR benefits

Customers who are running their SQL Server workloads using SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and Azure SQL Managed Instance are now eligible for new high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR) benefits. These are in addition to existing HA/DR ... continue reading
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Link feature for Azure SQL Managed Instance: Connecting SQL Server 2022 to the cloud, reimagined

Part of theSQL Server 2022 blog series.We are excited to announce general availability (GA) of the link feature for Managed Instance for SQL Server 2022the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet. We are also excited to announce a limited ... continue reading
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Estimating Azure Diagnostics Cost

Introduction   There are many good reasons to enable Azure Diagnostics on your Azure PaaS resources, for example, auditing who has been accessing a Key Vault, troubleshooting failed requests to a Storage Account, doing a forensics analysis to a compromised ... continue reading
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Intelligent Query Processing: degree of parallelism feedback

SQL Server 2022, UpdatesPart of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.DOP inefficiencies are a constant challenge; Current DOP methods are inefficientThe degree of parallelism (DOP) with which a query is executed can greatly impact its performance. Any time a query is ... continue reading
How to use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) that uses SIOS DataKeeper for cluster storage

How to use Azure Site Recovery (ASR) to replicate a Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) that uses SIOS DataKeeper for cluster storage

Intro So you have built a SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (FCI), or maybe an SAP ASCS/ERS cluster in Azure. Each node of the cluster resides in a different Availability Zone (AZ), or maybe you have strict latency requirements and ... continue reading