Category Archives: SQL Server 2016

SQL Server 2016 Wahnsinn bei der //Connect();–Enterprise Feature auch in Standard, Web, Express und Local DB

  Wahnsinn – viel mehr fällt mir zu den heutigen Ankündigungen in der Keynote der //Connect(); Konferenz nicht mehr ein. Sehr sehr viele Ankündigungen aus dem .NET und Developer Umfeld ABER die Highlights für mich waren sicherlich die Ankündigungen aus … Continue reading

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Power BI and SSRS Technical Preview–Report Actions in the Portal

Power BI and SSRS got real friends with the release of the first technical preview of on-premises Power BI report rendering. In my previous posts I explained 1) how to get access to the preview and 2) what’s behind the … Continue reading

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Power BI and SSRS Technical Preview–A closer look

In yesterday’s post I guided you through the process of how YOU can have a closer look at the technical preview of on-premises Power BI reports rendered in SSRS scope. Today I will have a closer look what can be … Continue reading

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Where and How to start with SQL Server 2016?

SQL Server 2016 RTM was released in June 2016 and there are many, many new features you definitely should have a look at.. If you want to learn SQL Server 2016 with guided tutorials, Microsoft published some tutorials for SSAS, … Continue reading

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Connectivity Driver Updates (JDBC, PHP and ODBC) for SQL Server 2016

Update 2016-07-27: Microsoft announced updates for two three major connectivity drivers for SQL Server: Update 2016-07-29: It looks like the ODBC 13.1 driver is not available any more. Update 2016-08-03: ODBC 13.1 is available (again)! JDBC Driver 6.0 for SQL … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2016 – Cumulative Update #1

Das erste kumulative Update (CU1) für den SQL Server 2016 ist verfügbar. Es enthält insgesamt 171 Fixes für insgesamt rund 40 verschiedene Teilbereiche. Informationen zum SQL Server 2016 CU 1: support.microsoft.com: Cumulative Update 1 for SQL Server 2016 sqlmag.com: SQL … Continue reading

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SQL Server News/Annoucment Wrap-up June/July 2016

Everything is getting faster and this also includes the development cadence of SQL Server and it’s surrounding tools. With the announcement of a monthly cadence of SQL Server Client tools ([1], [2]) we can expect an update of SSMS (at … Continue reading

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SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) 2016 is free (and the July 2016 version is available)

There is a significant change in the licensing rules for SQL Server Management. For those of you that have been working with SQL Server for a longer time, Management Studio had a fixed position in SQL Server setup. SSMS Setup … Continue reading

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SQL Server 2016 kommt am 1. Juni

Am SQL Server Blog wurde heute das Releasedatum von SQL Server 2016 bekannt gegeben. Am 1. Juni ist es soweit – SQL 2016 wird in den Editions Enterprise, Standard, Express und Developer verfügbar sein (GA = General Available). Die Developer … Continue reading

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Power BI–Export Data (to Excel)–Where to find the Excel updates!?

I already described the newly announced feature of analyzing Power BI models in Excel in this blog post. In order to open the new Power BI data source in Excel you need to install an updated Analysis Services OLEDB driver. … Continue reading

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