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Data Exposed streams live regularly to LearnTV. Every 4 weeks, we’ll do a News Update. We’ll include product updates, videos, blogs, etc. as well as upcoming events and things to look out for. We’ve included an iCal file, so you can add a reminder to tune in live to your calendar. If you missed the episode, you can find them all at https://aka.ms/AzureSQLYT.
You can read this blog to get all the updates and references mentioned in the show (including the awesome speakers we had on!). Since we did things a little differently this month, here’s the special December update which contains the year in review (i.e., all the big updates this year across Azure SQL, SQL Server, and Azure Arc):
SQL Server on Azure VMs
Featuring Ajay Jagannathan
Azure SQL Managed Instance
Featuring Niko Neugebauer
Azure SQL Database
Featuring Andreas Wolter
Updates across Azure SQL
o Automatic partition conversion
o Improved conversions
o New generation of reports
o Enable load statements from file
o New SKU recommendations
o Enable elastic model
o Improved UI
Azure Arc-enabled Services
Featuring Buck Woody
Featuring Bob Ward
Last but certainly not least, the biggest announcement in the SQL Server space was, of course, the private preview of SQL Server 2022, the most Azure-enabled SQL Server release yet. New functionality includes Synapse Link support, Link feature to Azure SQL Managed Instance for DR, and new performance enhancements (with no code changes!). Get all the details at https://aka.ms/sqlserver2022.
Anna’s Pick of the Month
My pick of the month is Data Exposed! Marisa Brasile and I are working constantly to get you the information you need when you need it from the SQL Engineering team. So, as we round out the year, Marisa came on to tell us about all the series you might’ve missed (there’s been a lot!).
- Something Old, Something New: http://aka.ms/sosn-videos
- Azure SQL Security: http://aka.ms/dataexposed-security
- Azure SQL Virtual Machines Reimagined: https://aka.ms/azuresqlvmyt
- Real-time Operational Analytics: https://aka.ms/dataexposed-operational-analytics
- Migrating to SQL: https://aka.ms/migrating-to-sql
- Azure SQL Edge: https://aka.ms/dataexposed-azuresqledge
- Azure SQL Virtual VM: https://aka.ms/azuresqlvmyt
- SQL Server 2022: https://aka.ms/dataexposed-sqlserver2022
- Around the Clock with Azure SQL and Azure Data Factory: https://aka.ms/aroundtheclockyt
Until next time…
That’s it for now! Be sure to check back next month for the latest updates, and tune into Data Exposed Live the first (or second) Wednesday of every month at 9AM PST on LearnTV. We also release new episodes on Thursdays at 9AM PST and new #MVPTuesday episodes on the last Tuesday of every month at 9AM PST at aka.ms/DataExposedyt.
Having trouble keeping up? Be sure to follow us on twitter to get the latest updates on everything, @AzureSQL.
On a personal note — in 2021 we kicked off the News Updates series as well as Data Exposed Live. Thank you for joining us on this journey of learning, sharing, and growing. We hope you have a wonderful end of the year, and we can’t wait to see you in 2022!
We hope to see you next [YEAR], on Data Exposed :)
–Anna and Marisa
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