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Microsoft SQL Server 2017 powers your entire data estate by supporting structured and unstructured data sources. It builds on previous versions of SQL Server, which have been industry leading for four years in a row and a leader in TPC-E. It scales to petabytes of data and allows customers to process big data through PolyBase using T-SQL over any data. SQL Server has also been the least vulnerable database during the last seven years. SQL Server 2017 brings data insights with business intelligence capabilities that provide analytics at a fraction of the cost on any device along with advanced analytics with support for R and Python.

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  1. Removing dependency of MDS on SilverLight.

    Removing dependency of MDS on SilverLight.
    This dependency is preventing MDS from being used outside of POCs.

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    • New SQL version of SQL Server

      Would love to see sql server go the direction of nuodb or memsql and implement a fully distributed version of MS SQL SERVER.

      15 votes
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      • DATETRUNC(datepart,datevalue) instead of dateadd-datediff

        The generally accepted way to truncate some part of a datetime is:
        DATEADD(datepart,0,DATEDIFF(datepart,0,datevalue))
        To save us from much typing, and probalby a good amount of CPU due to a good implementation, I propose we create a new function exactly for that:
        DATETRUNC(datepart,datevalue)
        which rids the datevalue of any component LESS than datepart (ie, truncates it to the dateart level)

        5 votes
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        • Have SSMS respect a Resource Lock

          When I set a lock on the Resource Group where my Azure SQL Server and DB reside - I can still delete the DB using SQL Server Management Studio This action should at least generate a prompt in SSMS indicating a Resource Lock has been set

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            SSMS doesn’t know anything about Azure resource groups at this time. I suspect the lock only applies to the ARM REST API. Perhaps this suggestion should be copied over to Azure SQL Database; they could check for this lock on the server side and fail the TSQL query.

          • T-SQL for changing table column order

            Once a table is created, the ordinal position of the columns is fixed. This is especially problematic for large data warehouse tables, where new columns are expected to be added over time.

            The only solution currently to re-order columns is to drop and recreate the table (or let the SSMS designer do this for you), but this is often not feasible for a large, highly used table, and it cannot be easily scripted.

            Please add some ALTER syntax that will allow changing column order.

            4 votes
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            • Double click on *.sql file opens another instance of SSMS

              When you have:
              1. SSMS set up as a default editor for *.sql files (and)
              2. SSMS already started with "Connect to Database Engine" dialog window open
              and you are trying open a .sql file by double-click, it starts another instance of SSMS and opens .sql file there.
              My suggestion is to change the behavior to open the file in the exisiting instance of SSMS.

              2 votes
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                • Open source Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlParser.dll + Release as nuget package

                  It's not great to have to manually reference Microsoft.SqlServer.SqlParser.dll when we need to parse TSQL code.

                  Open sourcing and releasing as a nuget package would open up a number of very interesting scenario that would empower the sql server community.
                  For us, we want to pre-process our scripts with macros and also format consistently but I imagine there would be other cool scenarios such as linters and code analyzers.

                  2 votes
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                  • import flat file should be shown in SSMS context menu when right clicking tempdb.

                    For files I want to just import in for an adhoc task I would prefer to be able to import them in to tempdb

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                    • Reduce rollback duration on SQL Server Transaction

                      Rollback and duration to rollback on a large transaction is a problem in SQL systems to maintain. There are cases the rollback duration is longer than the commit itself. Terminating long transactions (example index rebuild) in Always On environment is a nightmare. If customers failover the AG by mistake then the pending rollback creates additional problems. Compete products such as Oracle RDBMS have overcome this issue by adding a undo/redo/rollback segments. A similar solution needs to be added in SQL server too. Customers have openly expressed their unhappiness on this and compare SQL Server with Oracle frequently.

                      A solution or…

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                      • SSAS Tabular - SSDT 2017 Get Data - multiple flat files (csv/txt) from a folder

                        There are manay examples of new using modern Get Data feature while connecting to SQL Server. However, I can't find any examples of importing data from multiple flat files (csv/txt) located in one folder. How should I make an initial connection to the data source? Whether it should be a connection to a folder or to one of the files? How should I buid the query chain (query M). It seems that the way I do it in Excel does not work. I would be gratefull for any tips.
                        In SSDT I did it as I used to do it…

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                        • The new query plan icons are hard to tell apart visually

                          SQL Server management studio 2017 just got new query plan icons.

                          They are blurry.

                          Also, they look undifferentiated. This makes it harder to visually understand a query plan. It is harder than before to tell icons apart. This is because there are only two colors now (black and blue).

                          Also, they are simply not very pretty. They are worse than the old icons with no mitigating advantages.

                          Can you provide icons with high visual usability please? SSMS is being used by professionals whose productivity depends on their tools.

                          2 votes
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                          • SSMS 17 Slow, Laggy, Restarts

                            SSMS 17 is incredibly slow, laggy, and it randomly restarts. Just upgraded from SSMS 2008 R2 and it's unbearable to use :/

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                              • Support SQL logins with PolyBase

                                PolyBase only supports 'sa' and Windows users. Enable support for SQL logins.

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                                • Running PowerShell from SQL Agent returns an error

                                  Running PowerShell from SQL Agent returns an error when SSMS hasn't been installed on the server.

                                  The corresponding line is 'Import-Module SQLASCmdlets -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue -Global '. Correct the script and reschedule the job.

                                  This appears to be happening because the PowerShell modules don't get installed in any other way. This is bad as many enterprise organizations do not install SSMS on the server.

                                  We need another way to install the components needed to execute PowerShell from SQL Agent.

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                                  • declare @VarName as [Schema].[Table].[Column]%Type

                                    I would like to reuse a Variables type from a Columns Type. There would be no need to check the ColumnType anymore - and if a column is altered the Stored Proc should be recompiled.

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                                    • Implement TensorFlow servable

                                      Implement SQL Server ability to serve TensorFlow trained model trough the stored procedures as well as SQL Server hosted Web Services

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                                      • SSMS - An Option to show the SQL Statement in the "Edit Top n Rows" permanently

                                        In "Ediit Top n Rows" It would be great to have an option like "SHOW SQL Statement in 'Edit Top n Rows' under Tools Options - to show the sql script permanently like in "SELECT n Rows"

                                        At the moment you have to di it on a rather difficult way:

                                        Although I have been working with the SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) for years - and there with the right mouse button - I did not realize that you can edit the underlying SQL script and change it, in principle just like the "SELECT TOP n" The difference is that…

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                                        • AG unhealthy node auto evict

                                          Idea is to find the disconnected replicas and evict them before the primary replica tlog fill-up.

                                          When a SQL Server secondary replica in an AlwaysOn Availability Group becomes unavailable or unhealthy, the SQL Server transactional log residing on the primary replica is not committed. The primary replica continues to accumulate transaction logs until the unhealthy or unavailable replica becomes available in a healthy state to resume. The primary replica AG transactional log file will fill the available disk storage if the unhealthy replica issue is not resolved within a reasonable time or if the unhealthy replica is not evicted from…

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