Azure Data Studio 1.47

On November 8, 2023, Microsoft released Azure Data Studio 1.47. The release notes are here. According to Microsoft, some of the highlights of this release include:

  • Azure AD is becoming Microsoft Entra ID
    • We have updated the name in Azure Data Studio but everything else stays the same.
  • Parallel message processing is enabled by default
    • This should make ADS much snappier when connected to SQL Server data sources.
  • Excel formatting options
    • Save time by defining standard formatting options when saving to Excel.
  • Upstream improvements from Visual Studio Code 1.80, 1.81, and 1.82
    • Improved extension troubleshooting and comparisons of large files top the list

Azure Data Studio 1.47

Here is an example of what ADS 1.47 looks like, connected to a local instance of SQL Server 2022.

Azure Data Studio 1.47
Azure Data Studio 1.47

Azure Data Studio Release Cadence

Over the past year, Microsoft has been releasing a new version of Azure Data Studio roughly every two months. This is evidence about how serious Microsoft is about improving ADS.

Azure Data Studio 1.47
Azure Data Studio Release Cadence

Final Words

I’m curious. Do you use Azure Data Studio, or do you prefer SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)? Why do you prefer one tool over the other?

One good friend of mine had an interesting thought, which was “What problem does Azure Data Studio solve?”.

If you have any questions about this post, please ask me here in the comments or on Twitter. I am pretty active on Twitter as GlennAlanBerryThanks for reading!

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