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Diagram of the use of Azure Arc to enable Azure AD authentication for SQL Server 2022.

Azure Active Directory authentication for SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication is now supported for SQL Server 2022 preview on-premises for Windows and Linux Operating Systems.Azure AD Authentication methods The new functionality extends existing authentication modes, such asSQL ... continue reading
The Query Plan Viewer showing the Top Operations pane with links to runtime statistics.

Azure Data Studio July Release with VS Code Updates 

Hello, community! As you may already know, Azure Data Studio (ADS) is and has always been focused on building out its own ecosystem of extensions and customized tabs for handling databases, using the UI framework of Visual Studio (VS) Code ... continue reading
Page types used in the data files of the tempdb database.

Improve scalability with system page latch concurrency enhancements in SQL Server 2022

Part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Over the past several SQL Server releases, Microsoft has improved the concurrency and performance of the tempdb database. In SQL Server 2022 we are addressing one of the last areas of contention by ... continue reading

Migrate and modernize with Azure to power innovation across the entire digital estate

Cloud adoption increased significantly during COVID-19 and continues for many companies. However, an enormous migration and modernization opportunity remains as organizations continue their digital transformation. In fact, 72 percent of organizations reported their industry’s pace of digital transformation accelerated because ... continue reading

Accelerating capital markets workloads for Murex on Azure

The financial services industry is constantly evolving to meet customer and regulatory demands. It is facing a variety of challenges spanning people, processes, and technology. Financial institutions (FIs) need to continuously accelerate to achieve technology and innovation while maintaining scale, ... continue reading

Modernize with Azure Migrate

With the pandemic mostly behind us, several large economies have opened in some shape or form. This, despite the uneven supply of goods and services and higher than usual energy costs. The higher energy cost and the resulting increase in ... continue reading

SQL Server 2012 reaches end of support and Microsoft is here to help

Today, July 12, 2022, marks the end of support for SQL Server 2012. This version has had an amazing 10-year run and we want to thank our customers for your investment in learning and using Microsoft SQL Server. Looking forward, ... continue reading
Creating a new database on a SQL Server 2019 machine took over 17.204 seconds where the same database creation script took just over 1 second on SQL Server 2022.

Improve scalability with Buffer Pool Parallel Scan in SQL Server 2022

This blog post is part of the SQL Server 2022 blog series.Buffer Pool Parallel Scan is a new feature in SQL Server 2022 that improves the scalability of several common scenarios in SQL Server and as a result, could significantly ... continue reading
Click to download SQL Server 2022 public preview.

Introducing the SQL Server 2022 blog series

Introducing a new blog post series to highlight new features and enhancements available with SQL Server 2022.SQL Server 2022, now in public preview, is our most Azure-enabled release yet, with continued innovation across performance, security, and availability.With connections to Azure ... continue reading
A screenshot of the Backup via URL GUI on Azure Data Studio.

What’s new with SQL Tools

Hello community, the June release of Azure Data Studio 1.37 is here! We are also excited to announce the release of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.12. In this Azure Data Studio release, backup and restore to URL was introduced ... continue reading