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July 2020

8 Jul

Distributed network name for SQL Server on Virtual Machines is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Support for distributed network name (DNN) for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 CU2 and higher is now available.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features
8 Jul

Preview support for Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance on Azure IaaS is now available

IN PREVIEW

Preview support is now available for Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server failover cluster instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS with SQL Server 2019 on Windows Server 2019 and higher.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features

April 2020

15 Apr

SQL Server 2019 IaaS images with Linux distribution support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Marketplace pay-as-you-go images for SQL Server 2019 on RHEL 8.0, Ubuntu 18.04 and SLES 12 SP5 are now generally available.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features

January 2020

27 Jan

Azure Backup – Soft delete for SQL Server in Azure VM and SAP HANA

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup now provides soft delete for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines and SAP HANA in Azure Virtual Machines workloads along with the already supported Azure Virtual Machines soft delete scenario.

  • Azure Backup
  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features
22 Jan

New Cloud Disaster Recovery Benefit for Azure SQL Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

We have enhanced the existing Software Assurance benefits for SQL Server to help customers implement a holistic business continuity plan with SQL Server.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

November 2019

4 Nov

Leverage Azure premium file shares for high availability of data

NOW AVAILABLE

We are announcing a new option for SQL Server high availability with SQL Server failover cluster with Azure premium file shares. Premium file shares are solid-state drive backed consistent low-latency file shares that are fully supported for use with SQL Server failover cluster instance for SQL Server 2012 and above on Windows Server 2012 and above.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features

September 2019

24 Sep

Register your SQL Server on Azure VMs self-installations with Resource Provider

NOW AVAILABLE

For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.

  • Virtual Machines
  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Features
  • Security

July 2019

15 Jul

Announcing Azure Migration Programme

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Migration Programme, which allows customers and partners to apply to work directly with Microsoft to plan and implement Azure migration projects, is now available. Using proven Microsoft cloud adoption methodologies, tools, resources and best practices, you’ll simplify and accelerate your Azure cloud migration with an approach that’s tailored to your organisation’s unique needs.

  • Azure Migrate
  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Microsoft Inspire

June 2019

20 Jun

Public preview: Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup is an enterprise-scale, zero-infrastructure solution that protects SQL Server VM in Azure without the need to deploy and manage any backup infrastructure. This offering is already generally available for more recent SQL Server versions, and today we are pleased to announce Azure Backup support for EOS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 in public preview.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Services
12 Jun

Advanced data security available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

Advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities using just a few simple steps.

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Security

March 2019

6 Mar

Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are available now

NOW AVAILABLE

Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are now available for purchase

  • SQL Server on virtual machines
  • Pricing & Offerings

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