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New Data Exposed episode: How to switch an existing Azure SQL Database to Hyperscale

Hyperscale is a new tier for Azure SQL Database. In this video Anna Thomas and Jeroen ter Heerdt cover how to switch an existing Azure SQL Database to this new, scalable, tier. More information about Hyperscale. Follow Anna Thomas and ... continue reading
Diagram showing the Private Link topology. Starting from services attached to Private Link, then linked and made available in the customer VNet through a Private Endpoint.

Announcing Azure Private Link

Customers love the scale of Azure that gives them the ability to expand across the globe, while being highly available. Through the rapidly growing adoption of Azure, customers need to access the data and services privately and securely from their ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Restoring a database to Azure SQL DB from backup

In our 'It's just SQL' series we highlight how Azure SQL is very similar to what you are used to with SQL Server. In this video, Jeroen ter Heerdt shows how to restore a database to Azure SQL from a ... continue reading
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Hot Patching SQL Server Engine in Azure SQL Database

Author: Hans Olav Norheim, hansnor@microsoft.com Technical reviewers: Jim Cavalaris, Jimmy Cleary, Jim Radigan, Ashish Kishan Mansukhani, Alexey Yeltsov, Brian Gianforcaro, Jasraj Dange, Jon Jahren, Michael Nelson, Peter Carlin In the world of cloud database services, few things are more important ... continue reading

New Data Exposed episode: Docs on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services

Overview of the new documentation on Azure SQL Database Machine Learning Services (Preview). More resources: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-quickstart-r-create-script and https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/sql-database/sql-database-tutorial-predictive-model-prepare-data. Follow Anna Thomas and David Peter Hansen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/analyticanna and https://twitter.com/DavidPeterH ... continue reading
Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud

Just move it to the cloud. It's simple right. However some things are easier said than done. After deciding you are moving to the cloud for your workloads the hard work of moving data comes next. With transitioning to the ... continue reading
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Track unauthorized backups on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using Auditing

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance provides T-SQL surface area functionalities that are very close to the SQL Server functional surface area. One of the SQL Server feature that is available in Managed Instance is taking the COPY_ONLY backups of the ... continue reading
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Track unauthorized backups on Azure SQL Database Managed Instance using Auditing

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance provides T-SQL surface area functionalities that are very close to the SQL Server functional surface area. One of the SQL Server feature that is available in Managed Instance is taking the COPY_ONLY backups of the ... continue reading

Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Today were announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data ... continue reading

Visual Studio Code: Develop PySpark jobs for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

Today were announcing the support in Visual Studio Code for SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters PySpark development and query submission. It provides complementary capabilities to Azure Data Studio for data engineers to author and productionize PySpark jobs after data ... continue reading