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Faster and cheaper: SQL on Azure continues to outshine AWS

Over a million on-premises SQL Server databases have moved to Azure, representing a massive shift in where customers are collecting, storing, and analyzing their data. Modernizing your databases provides the opportunity to transform your data architecture. SQL Server on Azure ... continue reading
State of the SQL Server tools

State of the SQL Server tools

This week we're announcing the general availability of SQL Server 2019, a significant milestone for Azure Data and for SQL Server customers. This presents a good moment to give an update on the state of tooling for SQL Server.Since SQL ... continue reading
Rules Extensions - Creating an MA Extension

Rules Extensions – Creating an MA Extension

First published on MSDN on Aug 19, 2016In this series of Post we will review and discuss the basic fundamentals of Rules Extensions, how to get started and how to develop , build, and deploy extensions. Please note that all ... continue reading
Creating a Workflow Activity Library and Activity Part 1

Creating a Workflow Activity Library and Activity Part 1

Creating a Workflow Activity Library and Activity in Visual StudioThe following procedure shows how to create a new workflow activity library in Visual Studio 2008. This library can contain one or more custom activities.To create a new workflow activity library ... continue reading
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Getting Started with Git

shared his six Git commands for beginners in a blog post, in this post I share my journey of learning Git, the commands I use and how you get involved further. It’s one of those tools, products that I always ... 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
How to create a Custom Hyper-V Quick Create VM Gallery

How to create a Custom Hyper-V Quick Create VM Gallery

You might have seen that Hyper-V in Windows 10 got a new Quick Create Feature. This will open up a virtual machine gallery, which allows you to download different virtual machine images, like Windows 10 or Ubuntu. For example, the ... continue reading
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Improved developer experience for Azure Blockchain development kit

As digital transformation expands beyond the walls of one company and into processes shared across organizations, businesses are looking to blockchain as a way to share workflow data and logic. This spring we introduced Azure Blockchain Service, a fully-managed blockchain ... continue reading
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Check out what’s new in June 2019 version of Azure SQL Database managed instance

In June 2019 Azure SQL Database offered a major refreshed release of Azure SQL Database managed instance (SQL MI), adding a rich set of innovations, complementing the Generally Available version of this product. These enhancements result in SQL MI becoming ... continue reading
Azure Resource Manager (ARM) - Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) – Automate Installation of VM Extensions using PowerShell and JSON

#> ########################################################################################################## ############################### ## SCRIPT OPTIONS & PARAMETERS ############################### #Requires -Version 3 #Requires -Modules AzureRM # Version: 1.1 <# - 28/07/2017 * added progress bar and confirmation prompt. * added "-ProcessAllVMs" switch, without this script only processes 3 x VMs ... continue reading