Migrating to Azure SQL Database with Zero Downtime for Read-Only Workloads

Special thanks to MSAsset engineering team’s Peter Liu (Senior Software Engineer),  Vijay Kannan (Software Engineer), Sathya Muhandiramalage (Software Development Engineer II), Bryan Castillo (Principal Software Engineer) and Shail Batra (Principal Software Engineering Manager) for sharing their migration story with the Azure SQL Database product team. Microsoft uses an internally written service called MSAsset to manage all… Read more

New Windows container images of SQL Server 2017 on Windows Server 1709!

The Windows Server Core container images of SQL Server 2017 Developer & Express based on Windows Server version 1709 are now available on Docker Hub! These can be used in both Windows Server Containers as well as Hyper-V Containers. Windows Server version 1709 brings the following important improvements that developers can take advantage of with… Read more

January 2018 Leaderboard of Database Systems contributors on MSDN

Congratulations to our January 2018 top 10 contributors! Alberto Morillo and Visakh Murukesan maintain their top positions. This Leaderboard initiative was started in October 2016 to recognize the top Database Systems contributors on MSDN forums. The following continues to be the points hierarchy (in decreasing order of points):… Read more