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Last week, during Microsoft's annual Ignite shindig, the company unveiled the latest version of their database platform SQL Server. SQL Server 2017 adds a bunch of new features as well as performance and compatibility tweaks so that the Windows and Linux versions are more alike than ever before. And, the new platform is also available on AWS' EC2.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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While most of Microsoft's infrastructure products are now on a yearly update cycle, some still take a little longer. SQL Server 2014, which has already been through two community technology previews, is finally completed, and the finished code will be released on 1 April.