10 Reasons why Azure SQL is the Best Database for Developers

Azure SQL is the relational and post-relational database that I’d like to say has “batteries included”. I borrowed that term from Python, one of my preferred languages, and that’s also the main reason why it is a great database for developers. A lot of… Continue reading 10 Reasons why Azure SQL is the Best Database for Developers

Learn about Power BI at Microsoft Ignite

The Power BI team are looking forward to meeting Ignite attendees at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, FL. The Power BI team will be delivering new sessions with the latest guidance on new features and capabilities, and will be available for direct 1-1 conversations. If you’re coming to Microsoft Ignite be sure to come by and see us at the Power BI Booth, we look forward to meeting you.

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Staged rollout to cloud authentication now in public preview

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I’m excited to announce that the staged rollout to cloud authentication is now available in public preview. This feature allows you to migrate your users’ authentication from federation—via AD FS, Ping Federate, Okta, or any other f… Continue reading Staged rollout to cloud authentication now in public preview

New Data Exposed episode: Mark Russinovich on Azure SQL Database Edge, Hyperscale and beyond

Listen to Microsoft’s CTO of Azure, Mark Russinovich talk about intelligent cloud, intelligent edge. Mark explains how we’re building for edge scenarios with investments like Azure SQL Database Edge, and how we were able to architect Azure SQL Database… Continue reading New Data Exposed episode: Mark Russinovich on Azure SQL Database Edge, Hyperscale and beyond

Customers first, last—and everywhere in between

During the last 15 years of my career in the tech sector, I’ve focused on developing innovative customer experience solutions and overarching digital transformation for the retail industry and I’ve never been more excited about the opportunities. It feels like we’ve always known the potential of digital tools, but now we’re finally at the

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Unify your data lakes with HDFS tiering in SQL Server Big Data Clusters

As the volume and variety of data has risen, it has become more common to store the data in disparate and diverse data sources. A challenge many organizations face today is how to gain insights from all of their data across many different data sources. With SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters, through innovative enhancements,

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