I recorded the first of a series of podcasts for the SQL Server 2022 timeframe recently. Once again, it was great to chat with another old friend Davide Mauri. Davide is a Principal Product Manager for Azure SQL Database.
Note that the topic I chose for today was the new sp_invoke_external_rest_endpoint system stored procedure, and it's currently only available for Azure SQL Database but I expect it will get ported to other flavours of SQL Server over time. Davide has been deeply involved with the development of this procedure.
Developers have wanted a better way to interact with external services from within Azure SQL Database and this procedure really helps with that. I feel it lets the database now integrate much more closely into the Azure ecosystem.
You'll find the podcast with Davide (and all our other podcasts) here: https://podcast.sqldownunder.com