Transactional Replication to Azure SQL DB is now in public preview.

  As announced yesterday during my presentation at Pass Summit 2015, you can now configure Azure SQL DB as a subscriber of SQL Server Transactional Replication. This new capacity of Transactional Replication is available starting with the following versions\updates of SQL Server: Community Technology Preview (CTP) 3.0 of SQL Server 2016 SQL Server 2014 Service…

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How we moved from on-premise to Azure Virtual Machine

We had previously blogged about moving some of our on-premise SQL Server environments which manages critical functions necessary for releasing the SQL Server builds to all our customers. We announced SQL Server 2016 CTP 2.4 which was made available on September 30th, 2015. You can download the preview from the Microsoft TechNet Evaluation Center site….

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Cardinality Estimation for Correlated Columns in SQL Server 2016

When we introduced the new CE back in SQL Server 2014, several changes were done regarding the assumptions of the model. These changes were introduced because the vast potential for variations in data distribution, volume and query patterns, made some of the model assumptions not applicable. The 4 assumptions for the pre-2014 model were: Independence:…


We are running the latest bits

Microsoft SQL Server continues its transformational journey by pushing out some key features which would help customers realize the true potential of their data. Incidentally, the SQL Server engineering group uses a large number of SQL Server deployments to manage our lab systems, test run scheduling, engineering dashboards and build systems. These are critical systems…