Public preview of SQL Server 2022

Microsoft announce the public preview of SQL Server 2022. As you’d expect there’s continued innovation across performance, security, and availability, and Microsoft describe it as “the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet”.

You can find the announcement here: https://bit.ly/3wOJqsu, with an overview of the new features and links to download the preview.

SQL Server 2022 in preview

Microsoft announce the preview of SQL Server 2022 for early adopters, with the public preview and general availability coming in the next year.

In terms of what’s new, there are the usual improvements to performance, security and availability that you’d expect, as well as greater integration with Azure.

The three main improvements feature Disaster Recovery in the cloud through Azure SQL Managed Instance, near real-time insights on on-premises data through Azure Synapse Link, and visibility across the entire data estate though integration with Azure Purview.

There’s a useful datasheet here: https://bit.ly/30j36Ig with links at the bottom to the announcement, an overview video, and where you can apply to join the Early Adoption Program.