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An introduction to what's new in SQL Server 2019

SQL Server 2019 includes welcome new features, particularly updates to its indexing and high availability capabilities and added SQL Server on Linux functionality.


SQL Server 2019, cloud to be big topics at PASS Summit

This year's PASS Summit comes as SQL Server 2019 looms and the cloud becomes a bigger factor. PASS board member Tim Ford talks about key trends ahead of it.


SQL Server 2019 adds Hadoop and Spark for big data jobs

A SQL Server 2019 preview brings Hadoop and Spark into the fold, positioning the database as an all-purpose data portal. Azure Cosmos DB also gets an update.


Exit strategies for end of SQL Server 2008 R2 support

The looming end of SQL Server 2008 extended support should spur database teams into action. Consider these four options to extend security updates or migrate your aging SQL Server systems.

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    Azure SQL DB updates target its technical limitations

    Microsoft is adding functionality to Azure SQL Database to enable users to migrate more SQL Server applications to the cloud platform and run bigger databases on it.

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    SQL Operations Studio

    SQL Operations Studio is a free Microsoft tool that can be used to manage SQL Server databases and cloud-based Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse systems.

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    Attaching databases to SQL Server on Linux containers

    SQL Server files can be stored outside of Docker containers in host directories or volumes. Here's how to set up SQL Server on Linux databases and attach them to containers.

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