SQL Updates Newsletter – May 2018

Recent Releases and Announcements Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2017 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-7-for-sql-server-2017-rtm/ Cumulative Update #1 for SQL Server 2016 SP2 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-1-for-sql-server-2016-sp2/ Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-9-for-sql-server-2016-sp1/ Microsoft continues to be a leader in Gartner’s Cloud IaaS Magic Quadrant (MQ) We’re honored to be recognized as a leader in Gartner’s IaaS…


Microsoft Drivers 5.2.1 Preview for PHP for SQL Server Released!

Hi all, We are excited to announce a new technical preview for SQLSRV and PDO_SQLSRV drivers. The driver now supports basic CRUD functionalities with the Always Encrypted feature for Windows, Linux and macOS. Both drivers have been built with PHP 7.0+ and tested on all supported platforms (Windows, Ubuntu 16.04 and 17.10, RedHat 7, Debian…


Install and Configure Web Deploy on IIS

Purpose: Describes steps to setup an IIS website publish method between servers. This method will push web files from the source server to the destination server at the website level. Install and Configure Web Deploy Service: Download version 3.6 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43717 Install on IIS server using Admin level credentials Select the Change option to adjust the…


Upcoming change to platform update packages stored in the Shared asset library

Currently, under Software deployable packages in the Shared asset library in Microsoft Dynamics Lifecycle Services (LCS), multiple platform update packages (Platform Update 2 through Platform Update 12) are available in the global scope for customers to download and apply. The platform update packages were uploaded to the Shared asset library so that customers and partners…


Scale-Out File Server Improvements in Windows Server 2019

This blog discusses a new feature in the upcoming release of Windows Server 2019.  Currently, Windows Insiders receive current builds of Server 2019.  We urge you to become an Insider and play a part in making Windows Server 2019 the best that it can be.  To do so, go to this link and sign up….


Build Your Own Image Similarity Model

The Image Similarity with SQL Server solution on the Azure AI Gallery demonstrates how to apply transfer learning, incorporating a pretrained deep neural network (DNN) model (trained on ImageNet) to the problem of finding images that are similar to a target image. In this solution, we use an image based product recommendation scenario as an…


Announcing TypeScript 2.9

Today we’re announcing the release of TypeScript 2.9! If you’re not familiar with TypeScript, it’s a language that adds optional static types to JavaScript. Those static types help make guarantees about your code to avoid typos and other silly errors. They can also provide nice things like code completions and easier project navigation thanks to…


One Week Left to Take State of DevOps Survey

Folks, the State of DevOps Survey closed June 8th. If you haven’t yet, please click this link: https://bit.ly/2FCG8Me  I just reread the results from prior years in Accelerate and I was struck by the findings in Chapter 5. The differences in velocity among high, medium- and low-performers are well known and I commented on these…


Programujeme pro naše zákazníky: Docker a Kubernetes v Quadientu Hradec Králové

Naši partneři a zákazníci čím dál častěji využívají cloudové moderní technologie. Rozjet něco nového ve velké mezinárodní firmě i u malé společnosti se na počátku potýká s problémy hledání optimální varianty, architektury a vyšlapáváním vhodné cestičky. Právě s tím pomáhá ZDARMA zákazníkům i partnerům v ČR a na Slovensku skupina softwarových specialistů, kteří mají na…