Release Candidate for Microsoft Drivers v4.3.0 for PHP for SQL Server Released!

Hi all, We are excited to announce the Release Candidate for SQLSRV and PDO_SQLSRV drivers. The drivers now support Debian Jessie. In addition, starting with this release, we support sql_variant type with limitations. Notable items about 4.3.0-preview release: Added Transparent Network IP Resolution (TNIR) feature. Fixed Fixed a memory leak in closing connection resources. Fixed…


Things You Should Know: Web Apps and Hybrid Connections

Using a Hybrid Connection with your Web App allows you to easily connect to on-premise resources. We recently improved the experience with Hybrid Connections by moving from BizTalk Services to Azure Relay. In this post, I’ll address some of the things you should be aware of so that you can avoid problems.   In this…


Customer experience with SAP BW FEMS-Pushdown

A few months ago we released a new SAP BW statement generator, which increases BW query performance for complex queries containing FEMS filters, see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/saponsqlserver/2017/03/06/bw-queries-by-factors-faster-using-fems-pushdown. In the meanwhile, a few customers who tested the new feature, provided feedback to the “SAP on SQL Server development”. Based on this feedback, we further improved the performance of…


[Administração] SQL Server Instant File Initialization

Quando atribuimos a permissão de Perform Volume Maintenance Tasks para a conta que inicia o serviço do SQL Server (em Local Security Policies do Windows), permitimos que o SQL Server aloque espaço para arquivos de dados quase que instantaneamente; esse recurso é conhecido por “Instant File Initialization” (IFI). Na prática isso facilita muito o processo…


Azure SQL Database の Point in Time Restore を使用したデータベースの復元方法と注意点

皆さん、こんにちは。BI Data Platform サポートチーム です。 SQL Database をご利用いただいている方の多くにその便利さを感じていただいているであろう機能の一つとして Point in Time Restore があるかと思います。 大変便利な機能ですが、利用にあたり少し留意いただきたい点がありますので、Point in Time Restore の利用方法とともに、説明します。


Announcing EF Core 2.0 Preview 2

Today we are making Entity Framework Core 2.0 Preview 2 available. Entity Framework Core (EF Core) is a lightweight, extensible, and cross-platform version of Entity Framework. EF Core follows the same release cycle as .NET Core but can be used in multiple .NET platforms, including .NET Core 2.0 and .NET Framework 4.6.1 or newer. Installing…


Cognitive Services on Azure Government – Intelligent Mission

In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti talks with Anna Roth (Senior Program Manager, Cognitive Services) about Cognitive Services in Azure Government. Anna discusses various aspects of how the technology works and how it enables developers to easily write code against the Cognitive Services APIs in any programming language they choose….


Microsoft Azure Enables NIST CSF Compliance: Identify Function

Today, as part of our ongoing support of the Cybersecurity Executive Order, I am pleased to announce the first in a series of documents on enabling compliance with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) through Microsoft Azure services. This first release specifically outlines how to implement the Identify function requirements using the services offered by Azure….


06/15 – 5 new issues for [MS-TDS], [MS-DHCPM] and [MS-SMB2]

[MS-DHCPM]: Microsoft Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) Server Management Protocol: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/mt779067.aspx In Section 6, Appendix A: Full IDL, “DHCP_6937_INFO_VQ” was corrected to “DHCP_SUBNET_INFO_VQ”. [MS-SMB2]: Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol Versions 2 and 3: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn785067.aspx In multiple sections, the description of the Signature field was changed. In 8 subsections in Section 2, Message Syntax, listed below,…


Choose the right sign-in option to connect to Azure AD & Office 365

Howdy folks! Azure AD connects organization of all sizes to Office 365 and other SaaS applications in a seamless and secure manner. A good deal of our customers synchronize their identities from an on-premises Active Directory. For these customers, signing in with their existing work credentials is the recommended and most common approach. In this…