• IBM Consulting

    DBA Consulting can help you with IBM BI and Web related work. Also IBM Linux is our portfolio.

  • Oracle Consulting

    For Oracle related consulting and Database work and support and Migration call DBA Consulting.

  • Novell/RedHat Consulting

    For all Novell Suse Linux and SAP on Suse Linux questions releated to OS and BI solutions. And offcourse also for the great RedHat products like RedHat Enterprise Server and JBoss middelware and BI on RedHat.

  • Microsoft Consulting

    For Microsoft Server 2012 onwards, Microsoft Client Windows 7 and higher, Microsoft Cloud Services (Azure,Office 365, etc.) related consulting services.

  • Citrix Consulting

    Citrix VDI in a box, Desktop Vertualizations and Citrix Netscaler security.

  • Web Development

    Web Development (Static Websites, CMS Websites (Drupal 7/8, WordPress, Joomla, Responsive Websites and Adaptive Websites).

23 October 2018

Windows Server 2019 (Version: 10.0.17763) and SQL server 2019




Windows Server 2019 (Version: 10.0.17763) and SQL server 2019

The Latest from Ignite 2018

From Ops to DevOps with Windows Server containers and Windows Server 2019


Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in October and we have updated Windows Admin Center, version 1809,  to support Windows Server 2019 and Azure hybrid scenarios. Windows Server 2019 builds on the foundation of Windows Server 2016, the fastest adopted version of Windows Server with 10s of millions of instances deployed worldwide. Customers like Alaska Airlines, Tyco, and Tieto have adopted Windows Server 2016 to modernize their datacenters.


What's new in Remote Desktop Services on Windows Server 2019



Through various listening channels such as the Insider program, product telemetry analysis, and industry trends, we heard loud and clear that hybrid, security, agility, and TCO are top of mind for our customers. Datacenter modernization is critical to support your business and deliver innovation, especially given the competitive landscape today. Windows Server 2019 is designed and engineered to help modernize your datacenter, delivering on four key areas:

Hybrid: The move to the cloud is a journey. A hybrid approach, one that combines on-premises and cloud environments working together, is a core element of our customers’ modernization strategy. This is why hybrid is built in to Windows Server 2019 and Windows Admin Center. To make it easier to connect existing Windows Server deployments to Azure services, we built interfaces for hybrid capabilities into the Windows Admin Center. With Windows Admin Center and Windows Server 2019, customers can use hybrid features like Azure Backup, Azure File Sync, disaster recovery to extend their datacenters to Azure. We also added the Storage Migration Service to help migrate file servers and their data to Azure without the need to reconfigure applications or users.

Windows Server 2019 deep dive | Best of Microsoft Ignite 2018


Security: Security continues to be a top priority for our customers. With the security threats growing in number and becoming more and more sophisticated, we continue to keep a persistent focus on security. Our approach to security is three-fold: Protect, Detect, and Respond. We bring security features in all three areas to Windows Server 2019. On the Protect front, we had previously introduced Shielded VMs to protect sensitive virtualized workloads such as Domain Controllers, PCI data, sensitive healthcare, and financial data among others. In Windows Server 2019, we extended support of Shielded VMs to Linux VMs. On the Detect and Respond front, we enabled Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), that detects attacks and zero-day exploits among other capabilities. Windows Server 2019 also includes Defender Exploit Guard to help you elevate the security posture of your IT environment and combat ransomware attacks.

Windows Server 2019 deep dive


Application Platform: A key guiding principle for us on the Windows Server team is a relentless focus on the developer experience. We learned from your feedback, a smaller container image size will significantly improve experience of developers and IT Pros who are modernizing their existing applications using containers. In Windows Server 2019, we reduced the Server Core base container image to a third of its size. We also provide improved app compatibility, support for Service Fabric and  Kubernetes, and support for Linux containers on Windows to help modernize your apps. A feedback we constantly hear from developers is the complexity in navigating environments with Linux and Windows deployments. To address that, we previously extended Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) into insider builds for Windows Server, so that customers can run Linux containers side-by-side with Windows containers on a Windows Server. In Windows Server 2019, we are continuing on this journey to improve WSL, helping Linux users bring their scripts to Windows while using industry standards like OpenSSH, Curl & Tar.

Windows 2019


Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI): HCI is one of the latest trends in the server industry today. It is primarily because customers understand the value of using servers with high performant local disks to run their compute and storage needs at the same time. In Windows Server 2019, we democratize HCI with cost-effective high-performance software-defined storage and networking that allows deployments to scale from small 2-node, all the way up to 100s of servers with Cluster Sets technology, making it affordable regardless of the deployment scale. Through our Windows Server Software Defined program, we partner with industry leading hardware vendors to provide an affordable and yet extremely robust HCI solution with validated design.

In October, customers will have access to Windows Server 2019 through all the channels! We will publish a blog post to mark the availability of Windows Server 2019 soon.

Are you wondering how Windows Server 2016 vs. 2019 compare? Let’s find out!

Microsoft, the Redmond giant, has recently announced the new version for the Windows Server. Aptly named Windows Server 2019, the service is likely to be available for downloads. In fact, the downloads have been made available for the users of inside builds and should be available for a general roll out quite soon. How does it improve the user experience from the days of Windows Server 2016? Let us get to know through an introduction to the new features on Windows Server 2019.



Windows server 2016 vs. 2019 – What’s the difference?
The Windows Server 2019 was officially announced on March 20, 2018, through communication on officially Windows Server Blog. The new server edition will be available for the general public from the second half of the calendar year 2018. If you want to have the experience before it is possible for everyone else, you may check it out by registering for the Windows Insider Program.

Differentiating the Windows Server 2019 from its predecessor, the Windows Server 2016 should not be an easy task. The latest version of the Windows Server is based on the Windows Server 2016, and thus you would find almost all the features virtually on the similar lines except for the new improvements and optimizations. We will attempt differentiating between the two based on the new features.



Windows Server 2016 has been one of the fastest ever server version from the Redmond giant. The Windows Server 2019 continues from where the 2016 version has left. The primary areas that were selected for the changes and improvements were – Hybrid, Security, Application Platform, and Hyper-converged infrastructure.


Hybrid Cloud Scenario



The Windows Server 2019 uses a hybrid approach for the movement to the Cloud. Unlike the option available on Windows Server 2016, both on-premise and cloud solutions would work together, thus offering an enhanced environment for the users.

The Server 2016 uses Active Directory, file server synchronization and backing up the data in the cloud. The difference lies in the way the Windows Server 2019 lets the on-premises make use of more advanced systems like IoT and Artificial Intelligence. The hybrid approach would ensure that you are future proof and long-term option.

Integration with Project Honolulu offers you a seamless, lightweight and flexible platform for all your needs. If you are using the Cloud Services from Microsoft, the Microsoft Azure, this is something you would indeed love.

New Security Services

Security is yet another feature that has received an impetus from the days of Windows Server 2016. The Server 2016 had been reliant on Shielded VMs. But, what has changed with the new version of the server edition is the additional support for Linux VMs.

Windows Server 2019 introduces new security features with an emphasis on three particular areas that need attention – Protect, Detect and Respond. The Windows Server 2019 brings in a new functionality of extended support of VMConnect for your troubleshooting needs on Shielded VMs for Windows Server and Linux.

There is another added functionality that has been added from the days of Windows Server 2016 is the embedded Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection. It can perform efficient preventive actions for complete detection of attacks.

Application Platform

Microsoft has been focussing on the enhanced developer experiences. The Windows Server 2019 brings in the new developments in the form of improved Windows Server Containers and the Windows Subsystem for hosting Linux.

Windows Server 2016 has had a good performance concerning the Windows Server Containers. In fact, the concept has had greater success regarding the adoption. Thousands of container images have already been downloaded ever since the launch of 2016 edition of Windows Server. However, Windows Server 2019 edition has been aiming to reduce the size of the server base core of the container image. This is bound to enhance the development and performance remarkably.


Windows Server 2016 introduced support for the robust level of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure or HCI options. It brought in the support from the industry’s leading hardware vendors. Windows Server 2019 taking it ahead from the days of Windows Server 2016.

Windows Server 2019: What’s new and what's next


Yes, the 2019 version brings in a few extra features – extra-scale, performance, reliability and better support for HCI deployment. The Project Honolulu we mentioned above brings in a high-performance interface for Storage Space Direct. However, if you are someone belonging to the small business genre, you would not be able to afford it as of now.

Enterprise-grade hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI)

With the release of Windows Server 2019, Microsoft rolls up three years of updates for its HCI platform. That’s because the gradual upgrade schedule Microsoft now uses includes what it calls Semi-Annual Channel releases – incremental upgrades as they become available. Then every couple of years it creates a major release called the Long-Term Servicing Channel (LTSC) version that includes the upgrades from the preceding Semi-Annual Channel releases.

The LTSC Windows Server 2019 is due out this fall, and is now available to members of Microsoft’s Insider program.

While the fundamental components of HCI (compute, storage and networking) have been improved with the Semi-Annual Channel releases, for organizations building datacenters and high-scale software defined platforms, Windows Server 2019 is a significant release for the software-defined datacenter.

What's new in Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) in Windows Server 2019


With the latest release, HCI is provided on top of a set of components that are bundled in with the server license. This means a backbone of servers running HyperV to enable dynamic increase or decrease of capacity for workloads without downtime.

Improvements in security

Microsoft has continued to include built-in security functionality to help organizations address an “expect breach” model of security management.  Rather than assuming firewalls along the perimeter of an enterprise will prevent any and all security compromises, Windows Server 2019 assumes servers and applications within the core of a datacenter have already been compromised.

Windows Server 2019 includes Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) that assess common vectors for security breaches, and automatically blocks and alerts about potential malicious attacks.  Users of Windows 10 have received many of the Windows Defender ATP features over the past few months. Including  Windows Defender ATP on Windows Server 2019 lets them take advantage of data storage, network transport and security-integrity components to prevent compromises on Windows Server 2019 systems.

Smaller, more efficient containers

Organizations are rapidly minimizing the footprint and overhead of their IT operations and eliminating more bloated servers with thinner and more efficient containers. Windows Insiders have benefited by achieving higher density of compute to improve overall application operations with no additional expenditure in hardware server systems or expansion of hardware capacity.

Getting started with Windows Server containers in Windows Server 2019


Windows Server 2019 has a smaller, leaner ServerCore image that cuts virtual machine overhead by 50-80 percent.  When an organization can get the same (or more) functionality in a significantly smaller image, the organization is able to lower costs and improve efficiencies in IT investments.

Windows subsystem on Linux

A decade ago, one would rarely say Microsoft and Linux in the same breath as complimentary platform services, but that has changed. Windows Server 2016 has open support for Linux instances as virtual machines, and the new Windows Server 2019 release makes huge headway by including an entire subsystem optimized for the operation of Linux systems on Windows Server.

The Windows Subsystem for Linux extends basic virtual machine operation of Linux systems on Windows Server, and provides a deeper layer of integration for networking, native filesystem storage and security controls. It can enable encrypted Linux virtual instances. That’s exactly how Microsoft provided Shielded VMs for Windows in Windows Server 2016, but now native Shielded VMs for Linux on Windows Server 2019.

Be an IT hero with Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2019


Enterprises have found the optimization of containers along with the ability to natively support Linux on Windows Server hosts can decrease costs by eliminating the need for two or three infrastructure platforms, and instead running them on Windows Server 2019.

Because most of the “new features” in Windows Server 2019 have been included in updates over the past couple years, these features are not earth-shattering surprises.  However, it also means that the features in Windows Server 2019 that were part of Windows Server 2016 Semi-Annual Channel releases have been tried, tested, updated and proven already, so that when Windows Server 2019 ships, organizations don’t have to wait six to 12 months for a service pack of bug fixes.

This is a significant change that is helping organizations plan their adoption of Windows Server 2019 sooner than orgs may have adopted a major release platform in the past, and with significant improvements for enterprise datacenters in gaining the benefits of Windows Server 2019 to meet security, scalability, and optimized data center requirements so badly needed in today’s fast-paced environments.


Windows Server 2019 has the following new features:

  • Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)
  • Support for Kubernetes (Beta)
  • Other GUI new features from Windows 10 version 1809.
  • Storage Spaces Direct.
  • Storage Migration Service.
  • Storage Replica.
  • System Insights.
  • Improved Windows Defender.

What is New in Windows Server 2019

Windows Server 2019 has four main areas of investments and below is glimpse of each area.

Hybrid: Windows Server 2019 and Windows Admin Center will make it easier for our customers to connect existing on-premises environments to Azure. With Windows Admin Center it also easier for customers on Windows Server 2019 to use Azure services such as Azure Backup, Azure Site Recovery, and more services will be added over time.
Security: Security continues to be a top priority for our customers and we are committed to helping our customers elevate their security posture. Windows Server 2016 started on this journey and Windows Server 2019 builds on that strong foundation, along with some shared security features with Windows 10, such as Defender ATP for server and Defender Exploit Guard.
Application Platform: Containers are becoming popular as developers and operations teams realize the benefits of running in this new model. In addition to the work we did in Windows Server 2016, we have been busy with the Semi-Annual Channel releases and all that work culminates in Windows Server 2019. Examples of these include Linux containers on Windows, the work on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), and the smaller container images.
Hyper-converged Infrastructure (HCI): If you are thinking about evolving your physical or host server infrastructure, you should consider HCI. This new deployment model allows you to consolidate compute, storage, and networking into the same nodes allowing you to reduce the infrastructure cost while still getting better performance, scalability, and reliability.

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 

SQL Server 2019 Vision


What’s New in Microsoft SQL Server 2019 

• Big Data Clusters


  • Deploy a Big Data cluster with SQL and Spark Linux containers on Kubernetes
  • Access your big data from HDFS
  • Run Advanced analytics and machine learning with Spark
  • Use Spark streaming to data to SQL data pools
  • Use Azure Data Studio to run Query books that provide a notebook experience

• Database engine


  • UTF-8 support
  • Resumable online index create allows index create to resume after interruption
  • Clustered columnstore online index build and rebuild
  • Always Encrypted with secure enclaves
  • Intelligent query processing
  • Java language programmability extension
  • SQL Graph features
  • Database scoped configuration setting for online and resumable DDL operations
  • Always On Availability Groups – secondary replica connection redirection
  • Data discovery and classification – natively built into SQL Server
  • Expanded support for persistent memory devices
  • Support for columnstore statistics in DBCC CLONEDATABASE
  • New options added to sp_estimate_data_compression_savings
  • SQL Server Machine Learning Services failover clusters
  • Lightweight query profiling infrastructure enabled by default
  • New Polybase connectors
  • New sys.dm_db_page_info system function returns page information

• SQL Server on Linux


  • Replication support
  • Support for the Microsoft Distributed Transaction Coordinator (MSDTC)
  • Always On Availability Group on Docker containers with Kubernetes
  • OpenLDAP support for third-party AD providers
  • Machine Learning on Linux
  • New container registry
  • New RHEL-based container images
  • Memory pressure notification

• Master Data Services


  • Silverlight controls replaced

• Security


  • Certificate management in SQL Server Configuration Manager

• Tools


  • SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) 18.0 (preview)
  • Azure Data Studio

Introducing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters

SQL Server 2019 big data clusters make it easier for big data sets to be joined to the dimensional data typically stored in the enterprise relational database, enabling people and apps that use SQL Server to query big data more easily. The value of the big data greatly increases when it is not just in the hands of the data scientists and big data engineers but is also included in reports, dashboards, and applications. At the same time, the data scientists can continue to use big data ecosystem tools while also utilizing easy, real-time access to the high-value data in SQL Server because it is all part of one integrated, complete system.
Read the complete Awesome blogpost from Travis Wright about SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster here: https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2018/09/25/introducing-microsoft-sql-server-2019-big-data-clusters/
Starting in SQL Server 2017 with support for Linux and containers, Microsoft has been on a journey of platform and operating system choice. With SQL Server 2019 preview, we are making it easier to adopt SQL Server in containers by enabling new HA scenarios and adding supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux container images. Today we are happy to announce the availability of SQL Server 2019 preview Linux-based container images on Microsoft Container Registry, Red Hat-Certified Container Images, and the SQL Server operator for Kubernetes, which makes it easy to deploy an Availability Group.

SQL Server 2019: Celebrating 25 years of SQL Server Database Engine and the path forward
Awesome work Microsoft SQL Team and Congrats on your 25th Anniversary !
Microsoft announced the preview of SQL Server 2019. For 25 years, SQL Server has helped enterprises manage all facets of their relational data. In recent releases, SQL Server has gone beyond querying relational data by unifying graph and relational data and bringing machine learning to where the data is with R and Python model training and scoring. As the volume and variety of data increases, customers need to easily integrate and analyze data across all types of data.

SQL Server 2019 big data clusters - intro session


Now, for the first time ever, SQL Server 2019 creates a unified data platform with Apache SparkTM and Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) packaged together with SQL Server as a single, integrated solution. Through the ability to create big data clusters, SQL Server 2019 delivers an incredible expansion of database management capabilities, further redefining SQL Server beyond a traditional relational database. And as with every release, SQL Server 2019 continues to push the boundaries of security, availability, and performance for every workload with Intelligent Query Processing, data compliance tools and support for persistent memory. With SQL Server 2019, you can take on any data project, from traditional SQL Server workloads like OLTP, Data Warehousing and BI, to AI and advanced analytics over big data.

SQL Server 2017 Deep Dive


SQL Server provides a true hybrid platform, with a consistent SQL Server surface area from your data center to public cloud—making it easy to run in the location of your choice. Because SQL Server 2019 big data clusters are deployed as containers on Kubernetes with a built-in management service, customers can get a consistent management and deployment experience on a variety of supported platforms on-premises and in the cloud: OpenShift or Kubernetes on premises, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Stack (on AKS) and OpenShift on Azure. With Azure Hybrid Benefit license portability, you can choose to run SQL Server workloads on-premises or in Azure, at a fraction of the cost of any other cloud provider.

SQL Server – Insights over all your data

SQL Server continues to embrace open source, from SQL Server 2017 support for Linux and containers to SQL Server 2019 now embracing Spark and HDFS to bring you a unified data platform. With SQL Server 2019, all the components needed to perform analytics over your data are built into a managed cluster, which is easy to deploy and it can scale as per your business needs. HDFS, Spark, Knox, Ranger, Livy, all come packaged together with SQL Server and are quickly and easily deployed as Linux containers on Kubernetes. SQL Server simplifies the management of all your enterprise data by removing any barriers that currently exist between structured and unstructured data.

SQL server 2019 big data clusters - deep dive session


Here’s how we make it easy for you to break down barriers to realized insights across all your data, providing one view of your data across the organization:

Simplify big data analytics for SQL Server users. SQL Server 2019 makes it easier to manage big data environments. It comes with everything you need to create a data lake, including HDFS and Spark provided by Microsoft and analytics tools, all deeply integrated with SQL Server and fully supported by Microsoft. Now, you can run apps, analytics, and AI over structured and unstructured data – using familiar T-SQL queries or people familiar with Spark can use Python, R, Scala, or Java to run Spark jobs for data preparation or analytics – all in the same, integrated cluster.
Give developers, data analysts, and data engineers a single source for all your data – structured and unstructured – using their favorite tools. With SQL Server 2019, data scientists can easily analyze data in SQL Server and HDFS through Spark jobs. Analysts can run advanced analytics over big data using SQL Server Machine Learning Services: train over large datasets in Hadoop and operationalize in SQL Server. Data scientists can use a brand new notebook experience running on the Jupyter notebooks engine in a new extension of Azure Data Studio to interactively perform advanced analysis of data and easily share the analysis with their colleagues.
Break down data silos and deliver one view across all of your data using data virtualization. Starting in SQL Server 2016, PolyBase has enabled you to run a T-SQL query inside SQL Server to pull data from your data lake and return it in a structured format—all without moving or copying the data. Now in SQL Server 2019, we’re expanding that concept of data virtualization to additional data sources, including Oracle, Teradata, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, and others. Using the new PolyBase, you can break down data silos and easily combine data from many sources using virtualization to avoid the time, effort, security risks and duplicate data created by data movement and replication. New elastically scalable “data pools” and “compute pools” make querying virtualized data lighting fast by caching data and distributing query execution across many instances of SQL Server.

“From its inception, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey database has run on SQL Server, and SQL Server also stores object catalogs from large cosmological simulations. We are delighted with the promise of SQL Server 2019 big data clusters, which will allow us to enhance our databases to include all our big data sets. The distributed nature of SQL Server 2019 allows us to expand our efforts to new types of simulations and to the next generation of astronomical surveys with datasets up to 10PB or more, well beyond the limits of our current database solutions.”- Dr. Gerard Lemson, Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, Johns Hopkins University.

Enhanced performance, security, and availability

The SQL Server 2019 relational engine will deliver new and enhanced features in the areas of mission-critical performance, security and compliance, and database availability, as well as additional features for developers, SQL Server on Linux and containers, and general engine enhancements.

Industry-leading performance – The Intelligent Database

The Intelligent Query Processing family of features builds on hands-free performance tuning features of Adaptive Query Processing in SQL Server 2017 including Row mode memory grant feedback, approximate COUNT DISTINCT, Batch mode on rowstore, and table variable deferred compilation.
Persistent memory support is improved in this release with a new, optimized I/O path available for interacting with persistent memory storage.
The Lightweight query profiling infrastructure is now enabled by default to provide per query operator statistics anytime and anywhere you need it.


Advanced security – Confidential Computing

Always Encrypted with secure enclaves extends the client-side encryption technology introduced in SQL Server 2016. Secure enclaves protect sensitive data in a hardware or software-created enclave inside the database, securing it from malware and privileged users while enabling advanced operations on encrypted data.
SQL Data Discovery and Classification is now built into the SQL Server engine with new metadata and auditing support to help with GDPR and other compliance needs.
Certification Management is now easier using SQL Server Configuration Manager.
Mission-critical availability – High uptime

Always On Availability Groups have been enhanced to include automatic redirection of connections to the primary based on read/write intent.
High availability configurations for SQL Server running in containers can be enabled with Always On Availability Groups using Kubernetes.
Resumable online indexes now support create operations and include database scoped defaults.
Developer experience

Enhancements to SQL Graph include match support with T-SQL MERGE and edge constraints.
New UTF-8 support gives customers the ability to reduce SQL Server’s storage footprint for character data.
The new Java language extension will allow you to call a pre-compiled Java program and securely execute Java code on the same server with SQL Server. This reduces the need to move data and improves application performance by bringing your workloads closer to your data.
Machine Learning Services has several enhancements including Windows Failover cluster support, partitioned models, and support for SQL Server on Linux.



Platform of choice
Additional capabilities for SQL Server on Linux include distributed transactions, replication, Polybase, Machine Learning Services, memory notifications, and OpenLDAP support.
Containers have new enhancements including use of the new Microsoft Container Registry with support for RedHat Enterprise Linux images and Always On Availability Groups for Kubernetes.
You can read more about what’s new in SQL Server 2019 in our documentation.

SQL Server 2019 support in Azure Data Studio

Expanded support for more data workloads in SQL Server requires expanded tooling. As Microsoft has worked with users of its data platform we have seen the coming together of previously disparate personas: database administrators, data scientists, data developers, data analysts, and new roles still being defined. These users increasingly want to use the same tools to work together, seamlessly, across on-premises and cloud, using relational and unstructured data, working with OLTP, ETL, analytics, and streaming workloads.

Azure Data Studio offers a modern editor experience with lightning fast IntelliSense, code snippets, source control integration, and an integrated terminal. It is engineered with the data platform user in mind, with built-in charting of query result sets, an integrated notebook, and customizable dashboards. Azure Data Studio currently offers built-in support for SQL Server on-premises and Azure SQL Database, along with preview support for Azure SQL Managed Instance and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.



Azure Data Studio is today shipping a new SQL Server 2019 Preview Extension to add support for select SQL Server 2019 features. The extension offers connectivity and tooling for SQL Server big data clusters, including a preview of the first ever notebook experience in the SQL Server toolset, and a new PolyBase Create External Table wizard that makes accessing data from remote SQL Server and Oracle instances easy and fast.

More information:

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/08/15/everything-you-need-to-know-about-windows-server-2019-part-1/

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/08/20/everything-you-need-to-know-about-windows-server-2019-part-2/

https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/windowsserver/2018/09/06/everything-you-need-to-know-about-windows-server-2019-part-3/

https://www.databasejournal.com/tips/sql-server-2019-is-here.html

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https://medium.com/@jgperrin/microsoft-sql-server-2019-gets-a-spark-baf2cd26bdec

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