SQL Updates Newsletter – March 2018

Recent Releases and Announcements Introducing Windows Server 2019 – now available in preview Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. Starting now, you can access the preview build through our Insiders program. Windows Server 2016 is the fastest adopted version of Windows Server, ever! In Windows Server…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – February 2018

Recent Releases and Announcements Gartner recognizes Microsoft as a leader in Analytics and BI platforms for 11 consecutive years https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/gartner-recognizes-microsoft-as-a-leader-in-analytics-and-bi-platforms-for-11-consecutive-years/ Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2017 RTM We have recently found an issue where if you are using Query Store feature with SQL Server 2017 CU2, and later upgrade to SQL Server 2017 CU3…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – January 2018

Recent Releases and Announcements Cumulative Update #3 for SQL Server 2017 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-3-for-sql-server-2017-rtm/ Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-7-for-sql-server-2016-sp1/ Cumulative Update #10 for SQL Server 2014 SP2 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-10-for-sql-server-2014-sp2/ Power BI Desktop January Feature Summary https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-desktop-january-2018-feature-summary/ Microsoft R Open 3.4.3 now available http://blog.revolutionanalytics.com/2018/01/microsoft-r-open-343-now-available.html The Future Computed: Artificial Intelligence and its role in society…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – December 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2014 SP2 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-9-for-sql-server-2014-sp2/ Announcing Power BI Premium support for larger datasets Power BI Premium now supports uploading Power BI Desktop (.PBIX) files that are up to 10 GB in size – a x10 increase compared to before. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/announcing-power-bi-premium-support-for-larger-datasets/ Power BI Desktop December Feature Summary This…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – November 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Cumulative Update #2 for SQL Server 2017 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-2-for-sql-server-2017-rtm/ Cumulative Update #9 for SQL Server 2016 RTM https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-9-for-sql-server-2016-rtm/ Cumulative Update #6 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/cumulative-update-6-for-sql-server-2016-sp1/ Hour of Code 2017: Unlock an exciting new world by taking a ‘Hero’s Journey’ Microsoft has released a new Minecraft tutorial for Hour of…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – September 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements At Microsoft Ignite, we showcased our work in quantum computing. Watch the Keynote here (quantum computing is discussed ~1hr mark): https://myignite.microsoft.com/sessions/59125 In just hours or days, a quantum computer can solve complex problems that would otherwise take billions of years for classical computing to solve. Microsoft will release a new quantum…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – August 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Our immediate response to Hurricane Harvey https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2017/08/29/immediate-response-hurricane-harvey/ Power BI Report Server August 2017 Preview now available https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/power-bi-report-server-august-2017-preview-now-available/ Cumulative Update #7 for SQL Server 2014 SP2 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4032541/cumulative-update-7-for-sql-server-2014-sp2 SQL Server 2017 Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is now available https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/dataplatforminsider/2017/08/02/sql-server-2017-release-candidate-2-rc2-is-now-available/ Cumulative Update #4 for SQL Server 2016 SP1 Cumulative Update 4 (CU4) for Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack…

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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…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – June 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements Announcing SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 4 SQL Server 2012 SP4 will be released in September 2017 (note the date has changed from previous announcement) A release announcement with detailed information on improvements will be shared at the time of the release. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/announcing-sql-server-2012-service-pack-4/ Petya Ransomware Prevention & Detection in Azure Security…

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SQL Updates Newsletter – May 2017

Recent Releases and Announcements SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.1 now available The primary enhancement to SQL Server 2017 in this release is the ability to configure SQL Server configuration settings through environment variables passed in as parameters to Docker run. This enables many of the SQL Server configuration scenarios in Docker containers such as setting…

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