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    July 2019

    Jul 11

    Azure SQL Database published the first in the industry business continuity SLA for a relational database service

    Azure SQL database service has updated its service level agreement (SLA) offering guarantees for common disaster recovery metrics.

    Jul 11

    Azure Migrate is now a central hub to start, execute and track your migration journey

    Azure Migrate is now enhanced and can help you discover, assess, and migrate applications, infrastructure, and data from your on-premises environments to Azure. You can centrally track progress of your migration journey across multiple Microsoft and Independent Software Vendor (ISV) tools in Azure Migrate.

    Jul 9

    Update to Azure SQL Database serverless provides even greater price optimization

    The minimum configurable auto-pause delay has decreased to 1 hour providing even greater price optimization opportunities for serverless databases.

    June 2019

    Jun 26

    New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production soon in Azure SQL DB

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    New Active geo-replication optimization is coming to production in Azure SQL DB

    Jun 26

    New Managed Instance Contributor role enhances security of Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now introduces new Azure RBAC role Managed Instance Contributor designed with a minimum set of permissions required to provision and operate managed instance.

    Jun 24

    Public endpoint for data traffic is globally available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

    Public endpoint enabling data traffic from the Internet and outside the virtual network is now globally available for Azure SQL Database managed instance. This capability unlocks new enterprise integration scenarios between managed instance and other information systems such are multi-tenant Azure services Power BI, Azure App service, CRM, DWH and numerous other services on the Internet.

    Jun 24

    Enhanced management capabilities to release unused subnets and create databases available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now offers new management capabilities: Immediate release of network subnet upon deletion of the last managed instance residing in it, and new options to create instance databases through Azure Portal, API and PowerShell.

    Jun 14

    Default backup retention period for DTU-based Azure SQL databases is changing soon

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    The default retention period for DTU-based Azure SQL databases is changing to 7 days

    Jun 12

    Azure SQL Database default configuration changing soon

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    With the latest Gen 5 hardware in place, we are making a change to the default configuration for all new Azure SQL databases and elastic pools.

    Jun 12

    Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database managed instance

    Dev/test pricing option for individual Visual Studio subscribers is now available for Azure SQL Database managed instance.

    Jun 12

    General availability: 4 vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances on Gen5 hardware

    Four vCore Azure SQL Database managed instances are now available on Gen5 hardware for the General Purpose and Business Critical Service tiers.

    Jun 12

    Azure SQL Database managed instance now supports larger regional resource limitations

    Azure SQL Database managed instance has increased both types of regional limits – the maximum number of subnets and maximum number of instances that could be deployed per region, allowing much larger managed instance deployments without the need to request quota increase through Azure support tickets.

    Jun 12

    Advanced Data Security available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

    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.

    May 2019

    May 29

    Azure Mv2 Virtual Machines offering up to 6 TB memory are now generally available

    Azure Mv2-series virtual machines offering up to 208 vCPU in 3TB and 6 TB memory configurations are now available in US East and US East 2 regions. Mv2 VMs are certified by SAP for SAP HANA OLTP and OLAP production workloads.

    May 24

    General availability: Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in three additional regions

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in these additional regions: UK South, East US and East US 2.

    May 22

    General Availability: Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance eliminating need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud is now generally available.

    May 15

    Reserved instance pricing in the Dev/Test Offer

    Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.

    May 15

    Enhanced Azure Resource Manager support for Azure Cosmos DB is now available

    Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for databases, containers, and offers in Azure Resource Manager.

    May 8

    Workload Importance for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

    Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.

    May 6

    Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier is now in preview

    Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage.

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