Reading Time: < 1 minute On July 1st, Microsoft released the latest Cumulative Update (CU21) targeting SQL Server 2017 for Windows and Linux. Download today and test your solution with the latest CU.
Reading Time: < 1 minute The May release of Azure Data Studio is now available. Azure Data Studio is a multi-database, cross-platform desktop environment for data professionals using the family of on-premises and cloud data platforms on Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Windows Terminal v.1.0 is out! Personally I used (and still do) to work with Cmder but I’ve been using it for some time now, in my daily routine, and work side-by-side with Windows Terminal. Quite flexible with nice UI. Deeper integration with the underlying OS and quite a customization you can do to make it more personal.
There are blogs from two people who blog about it a lot: Scott Hanselmann and Thomas Maurer. Google and find the most recent ones on how to go about it.
Note: If you install Terminal manually:
- Be sure to install the Desktop Bridge VC++ v14 Redistributable Package otherwise Terminal may not install and/or run and may crash at startup
- Also, a downside is that you need to manually update it when a new version comes out
If you are Chocolatey fan, you can -unofficially- install it using the following command:
choco install microsoft-windows-terminal
or you can upgrade to the latest one with:
choco upgrade microsoft-windows-terminal
For more information about Windows Terminal, you may find some of these resources useful and interesting:
- Command-Line Blog
- Microsoft Build 2020 Session: The new Windows command-line: Windows Terminal and WSL 2 – INT185A
- Microsoft Build 2020 Session: The new Windows Command Line: Windows Terminal and WSL – BDL208
Reading Time: < 1 minute Yesterday, April 27th, Microsoft released the latest version 1.17.0 of Azure Data Studio. Azure Data Studio is another cross-platform tool that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux and its aim is to make SQL Server ops easier. Give it a try!