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Welcome to our new blog! This will be the new home for the SQL Server engineering team to communicate important information about SQL Server with the community. We have migrated several SQL Server related blogs to this new home in the SQL Server TechCommunity. If you are interested in browsing content from one of these legacy blogs, you can use the following labels:

 

Blog

TechCommunity Label

SQL Database Engine Blog (older non-Azure posts)

SQLServerStorageEngine

MSSQL Tiger Team

SQLServerTiger

SQL Server Release Services

SQLReleases

Craig Freedman's SQL Server Blog

SQLServerQueryProcessing

Tips, Tricks, and Advice from the SQL Server Query Processing Team

SQLServerQueryProcessing

Fort SQL

SQLServerSecurity

Enterprise Applications on Microsoft SQL Server

SQLServerISV

SQL Server Performance

SQLServerPerformance

SQL Server Security Blog

SQLServerSecurity

SQL Programmability & API Development Team Blog

SQLServerProgrammability

SQL Insights

SQLServerTiger

SQL Protocols

SQLServerProtocols

Microsoft JDBC Driver for SQL Server Team Blog

SQLServerDrivers

Microsoft Drivers for PHP for SQL Server Team Blog

SQLServerDrivers

Microsoft SQLNCli team blog

SQLServerDrivers

SQL Server Service Broker Blog

SQLServerServiceBroker

SQL Server AlwaysOn Team Blog

SQLServerAlwaysOn

Microsoft Machine Learning Server

SQLServerMachineLearning

Raul Garcia's Blog

SQLServerSecurity

 

To filter the content to a specific label, use the dropdown box at the top of the blog:

 

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Once you choose a label, you can Subscribe to this label (if you are logged in to the TechCommunity site) so that you can get notifications when new content posts to this channel:

 

 

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You can also click “Show all articles” to go back to the full view of the blog.

 

Moving forward, we will continue to post under specific channels by using the following labels:

 

Blog Channel

TechCommunity Label

Tiger Team / SQL Server on-prem

SQLServerTiger

SQL Server Release Services

SQLReleases

SQL Server Security

SQLServerSecurity

Microsoft Drivers for SQL Server Team Blog

SQLServerDrivers

Microsoft Machine Learning Server

SQLServerMachineLearning

 

If you were subscribed to the blog via RSS, hover over the “Options” drop down just above the post thumbnails and a menu will appear, then click on “Subscribe to RSS Feed” to get to the RSS URL:

 

 

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As always, let us know if you have any feedback or questions! We look forward to engaging with you in this new forum!

9 Comments
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With the new format the links from one blog post to another appear to have been lost. This makes finding the specific post you're after more challenging, unless I'm missing something simple.

Is there a way this is working which I'm missing?

Occasional Visitor

When I click on Subscribe to RSS Feed for SQL Server Release Services, I receive

Internet Explorer cannot display this feed.

 

Am I missing something?

 

Thank you,

Microsoft

@DivingFairy Unfortunately no, you're not missing anything. Due to some technical limitations with the way URLs are formed on this site, the MSDN team is not able to provide post-to-post redirects, only site-level redirects.  I realize this is a huge inconvenience for many folks, and we are attempting to update any existing blog URLs wherever we can find them, but for now the only solution is to search for the blog title on the new site.  I have found that in most cases searching for the blog title returns what you are looking for in the first few results, but I realize it's not ideal.

Microsoft

@Sylvia1015 I'm not sure what is happening there, here's the URL I get when I try to subscribe to the RSS feed for SQLReleases:

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/gxcuf89792/rss/board?board.id=SQLServer

 

Let me know if that works for you, otherwise you'll need to reach out to TechCommunity support.

Occasional Visitor

@Pam Lahoud Yes that is the website I get as well but it tells me its unable to download the feed then

This feed download was interrupted.

Thank you

Occasional Visitor

@Pam Lahoud It worked now.  Thank you so much!

Microsoft

@Pam Lahoud I hope it can be improved, as these links are also scattered through docs.microsoft, and it's really disheartening to not be able to find the post you're after easily. In cases where people are looking in a hurry, I can see them being discouraged and turning to other sources rather than these blogs, which are often the best source of the information they're after.

In some cases the blog post has been hard to find even with doing searches on the name of the blog. Is there any chance we can improve the way URLs are formed and have a redirect in place at some stage?

Microsoft

@DivingFairy I know, it is a big problem.  We do have an effort underway to identify all the links in docs and update them to the new URLs, so hopefully that will be fixed soon. 

 

The problem is that the TechCommunity site appends a unique ID to each post and this is part of the URL, so there's no way to programmatically determine the new URL from the old one. In order to do a post-to-post redirect, we would have to somehow map these new IDs to the old posts. Given that there are a few thousand posts, this would not be easy to do, and I'm not sure if MSDN would be able to support that many unique redirects. I'm still trying to figure out if there's some way to do this, but I'm not optimistic.

Microsoft

Thanks @Pam Lahoud I appreciate the update and detail on what's going on. :)