SQL Server

SQL – Azure Data Studio is now installed automatically with SQL Management Studio

The latest version of SQL Management Studio (SSMS) – 18.7.1 – available for download here https://aka.ms/ssmsfullsetup – is now installing automatically Azure Data Studio. If you don’t know what is Azure Data Studio, this is a cross platform database management tool available on Windows, Linux or MacOS, allowing you managing on-premises and cloud data. You …

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Azure – Azure Recovery now supports SQL 2019 and restore as file

Azure Recovery Services is keeping up with the latest release of Microsoft SQL, SQL Server 2019, as it now supports backing up SQL Server 2019 data running on virtual machine. This also includes support for SQL Server 2019 running on Windows Server 2019. In addition of this support, you also now restore SQL backup as …

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Azure – Automated SQL Databases backup (Preview)

Following the announcement of Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VM (see https://azure.microsoft.com/en-in/blog/azure-backup-for-sql-server-on-azure-vm-public-preview/) a new backup capability has been added. As you know, when a new SQL database is being added onto your Azure SQL VM instance you have to rediscover the database and then configure the protection for this new database. Now, with …

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Azure / Sql – New offers and capabilities for SQL 2008 Server

As you may know (otherwise, this is it, you know ), SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 is going out of support in July 2019 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/14917), while Windows Server 2008 is going to be out of support in January 2020 (https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search/12925). To help you migrate your workloads still running on these systems, Microsoft is extending the security …

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