New SQL Server 2016 functionality helps SAP supportability

Due to the combined effort of the SAP – Microsoft Porting group the SQL Server Development team added a new functionality to the SQL Server UPDATE STATISTICS command and to the way SQL Server automatically updates statistics. This new functionality enables the SAP customers on SQL Server to persist a sample rate of the manual…


Based In Cities Around The World, Delve Into What These Global MVPs Have To Share

TechNet: Office 365 Chat Based Workspace John Naguib is an Office Servers and Services MVP. He’s also a Solution Architect and Senior Consultant, with a deep knowledge of SharePoint. In addition, he has a strong .net application development background and is knowledgable in Office 365, Azure and several Microsoft products. John is a recognized expert within the…


Early technical preview of JDBC 6.3.1 for SQL Server released!

We are delighted to release a new early technical preview of the JDBC Driver for SQL Server.  Precompiled binaries are available on GitHub and also on Maven Central. Below is a summary of the new additions to the project, changes made, and issues fixed. Added Added support for datetime/smallDatetime in TVP #435 Added more Junit…


SQL Server 2017 Practice Enablement Training

      SQL Server 2017 represents a major step towards making SQL Server a platform that gives you choices of development languages, data types, on-premises or cloud, and operating systems by bringing the power of SQL Server to Linux, Linux-based Docker containers, and Windows. During this two-day boot camp, you’ll learn about these changes,…


Подборка бесплатных онлайн-курсов от Microsoft!

Представляем вам подборку бесплатных онлайн-курсов от Microsoft, которые являются продолжением инициативы Azure Skills.   Мы живем в мире мобильных и облачных технологий.   Миллиарды датчиков, экранов и устройств – в конференц-залах, гостиных, городах, автомобилях, телефонах, компьютерах – образуют обширную сеть и потоки данных, которые не заметны на фоне нашей жизни.   Вычислительные мощности смогут оцифровать практически все, что…


SQL Updates Newsletter – July 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements First release candidate of SQL Server 2017 now available Linux support for tier-1, mission-critical workloads; Note that with RC1, SQL Server on Linux supports Active Directory Authentication SQL Server on Linux can use TLS to encrypt data that is transmitted across a network between a client application and an instance of…


Early technical preview of JDBC 6.3.0 for SQL Server released!

We are delighted to release a new early technical preview of the JDBC Driver for SQL Server. This preview release addresses issues found in the Prepared Statement improvements and adding support for sql_variant data type. Precompiled binaries are available on GitHub and also on Maven Central. Below is a summary of the new additions to…


August 2017 Edition – Hot Sheet Partner Training Schedule

Welcome to the Australian Partner Community Hot Sheet, a comprehensive schedule of partner training, webcasts, community calls, and office hours. This post is updated frequently as we learn about new offerings, so you can plan ahead. If you have any questions/feedback about any of the training below or would like to suggest training for us…


Docker で SQL Server 2017 を走らせよう

Microsoft Japan Data Platform Tech Sales Team 阪本 真悟   はじめに SQL Server 2017 から Windows 環境だけではなく、Linux 環境でも SQL Server のデータベースエンジンが動作するようになりました。これまで本ブログでも裏側のアーキテクチャや、Linux 環境での可用性構成(AlwaysOn 可用性グループ)、SQL Server に包含される ETL ツールである SQL Server Integration Services の Linux 対応についてご紹介してきました。   Linux 版 SQL Server は Docker コンテナにも対応しています。 SQL Server のような標準的なワークロードは Docker コンテナを活用することで高いポータビリティや柔軟性の恩恵を十分に得ることが出来ます。今回は Docker コンテナ環境での SQL Server 活用についてご紹介します。


Announcing the JDBC 6.2 RTW!

We are pleased to announce the full release of the Microsoft JDBC Driver 6.2 for SQL Server. The RTW release rolls up all new functionality and bug fixes released in preview releases 6.1.1 to 6.1.7. The 6.2 RTW introduces support for: Azure Active Directory (AAD) on Linux Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) enabled Java virtual…