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Microsoft's newest tool, SQL Operations Studio, provides DBAs with a free, lightweight option for managing SQL Server and Azure databases. Use these tips when trying it out.

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The new MSSQL-CLI command-line tool provides many enhancements over SQLCMD CLI that enable you to quickly write and run T-SQL queries across Linux, macOS and Windows.

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How to avoid an expensive SQL cloud bill

Running SQL Server in the cloud can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. These tips show you where wasteful spending happens and how to keep your database cloud bill low.

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Deploying SQL Server in Docker containers for production applications typically requires custom containers. Here are guidelines on how to attach databases to them.

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