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    November 2019

    Nov 13

    Migrate SQL Server databases for Windows users to SQL managed instance

    Support is now available in preview for T-SQL Data Definition Language (DDL) for Windows users and groups migrating from SQL Server databases to SQL managed instance with Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Nov 11

    Azure Synapse Analytics—Continuous integration and deployment with SSDT is now available

    The highest requested feature for Azure Synapse Analytics is now available—SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) Database projects. This release includes support for SSDT with Visual Studio 2019, along with native platform integration with Azure DevOps, providing built-in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) capabilities for enterprise level deployments.

    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Features
    Nov 6

    Azure HDInsight now enables you to customize Azure SQL Database for Ambari

    A new Azure HDInsight capability enables you to customize and upgrade your Azure SQL Database for Apache Ambari during cluster creation.

    • HDInsight
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    Nov 5

    Azure SQL Database—Billing for managed instance backup storage is now in effect

    Managed instance backup storage billing went into effect November 1, 2019. Backup storage is free of charge up to sizes equal to the size of the provisioned storage, while any additional GB is charged at a fixed amount depending on region.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Managed Instance
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Nov 5

    Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure SQL Database managed instance is now generally available

    Transparent data encryption (TDE) with customer-managed keys for Azure SQL Database managed instance is now generally available.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Security
    Nov 5

    Azure Private Link is now available in all regions

    Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.

    • Azure Private Link
    • Virtual Network
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Synapse Analytics
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Data Lake Storage
    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Security
    Nov 4

    New memory and compute optimized hardware options in Azure SQL Database

    Now in preview, M-series and Fsv2-series are new hardware options in Azure SQL Database specialized for workloads requiring very high compute or memory scale, or very fast CPU speed.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Nov 4

    Advanced data security for SQL servers on Azure Virtual Machines

    Azure Security Center’s support for threat protection and vulnerability assessment for SQL DBs running on IaaS virtual machines (VMs) is now in preview

    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Security
    Nov 4

    UTF-8 support for Azure SQL Database is now available

    UTF-8 support is now generally available for Azure SQL Database, allowing more options to companies extending their businesses to a global scale, where the requirements of providing global multilingual database applications and services is critical to meet customer demands, and specific market regulations.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Nov 4

    Microsoft Data Migration Assistant support for SQL Server 2019 is now available

    The latest release of Data Migration Assistant provides support for SQL Server 2019.

    • Azure Database Migration Service
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    Nov 4

    Generally available: Azure Data Share

    Azure Data Share is now generally available. Azure Data Share enables organizations to easily and securely share data with other organizations to expand analytics datasets for enhanced insights.

    • Azure Data Share
    • Microsoft Ignite
    • Services
    Nov 4

    New PowerApps and Azure SQL Database integration experience in Azure portal

    Now in preview, the Azure SQL Database experience in the Azure portal offers an entry point to create an app with PowerApps that’s automatically connected to a table in a given database. Quickly create low-code, robust user experiences for any device using data from your SQL Database tables.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    Nov 4

    New Stream Analytics and Azure SQL Database integration experience in Azure portal

    Stream real-time data into a SQL Database table directly from the Azure portal using Azure Stream Analytics (now in preview).

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Nov 4

    Azure SQL Database serverless is now generally available

    Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price-performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage. Serverless automatically scales compute for single databases based on workload demand and bills for compute used per second.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    • Microsoft Ignite
    Nov 4

    Azure CLI update is now available

    The latest version of the Azure CLI contains several exciting new features across the Azure platform including networking command, native support for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, and SQL serverless database support, in addition to others.

    • Microsoft Ignite
    • SDK and Tools

    October 2019

    Oct 25

    Azure Mv2-series VMs with 12TB memory now GA in US West 2, US East & US East 2 regions

    Azure Mv2-series Virtual Machines offering 416 vCPU and 12TB memory configurations are now generally available in the US West 2, US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2-series VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    Oct 25

    Azure Mv2-series VMs offering up to 12TB memory are now GA in the Southeast Asia Region

    Azure Mv2-series Virtual Machines offering up to 416 vCPU in 3TB, 6TB and 12TB memory configurations are now generally available in the Southeast Asia region. Mv2-series VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    Oct 25

    Azure Mv2-series VMs offering up to 12TB memory are now GA in EU West and EU North regions

    Azure Mv2-series Virtual Machines offering up to 416 vCPU in 3TB, 6TB and 12TB memory configurations are now generally available In the EU West and EU North regions. Mv2-series VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Services
    Oct 16

    Performance-optimized storage configuration for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

    Self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines can now benefit from performance-optimized storage configurations when they register with Resource Provider.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    Oct 15

    Service-aided subnet configuration for managed instance in Azure SQL Database is now in preview

    Managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration, now in preview.

    • Compliance
    • Features
    • Management
    • Security

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