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July 2021

14 Jul

Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves for Azure SQL Database in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Always Encrypted with secure enclaves helps prevent malicious admins and malware from exfiltrating sensitive data, while enabling in-place encryption and rich confidential computations, including pattern matching, range comparisons, and sorting.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features

June 2021

23 Jun

Azure SQL—public preview updates for late June 2021 

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late June 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Compliance
  • Management
  • Features
23 Jun

Azure SQL—general availability updates for late June 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late June 2021

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
9 Jun

Azure SQL: Public preview updates for early June 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in early June 2021

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
9 Jun

Azure SQL: General availability updates for early June 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in early June 2021

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features

May 2021

25 May

Azure SQL Database ledger available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use Azure SQL Database ledger (preview) to eliminate the additional cost, complexity, and performance overhead of decentralized blockchain technology and enable tamper-evidence through cryptographic verification of your centralized data store.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Microsoft Build

April 2021

28 Apr

Azure SQL—public preview updates for April 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in April 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
14 Apr

Azure SQL—general availability updates for April 14, 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in April 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features

March 2021

31 Mar

Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier

IN PREVIEW

Make your serverless Azure SQL databases resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
17 Mar

Service Broker message exchange for Azure SQL Managed Instance in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Service Broker message exchange between Azure SQL Managed Instances (public preview) allows you to build reliable distributed applications with asynchronous message processing functionality by leveraging SQL Server engine’s native support for messaging/queuing.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
17 Mar

Machine Learning Services on Azure SQL Managed Instance now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use machine learning capabilities on a Managed Instance of Azure SQL Database for ease of moving your data, packages, and models to a cloud ready environment fully configured for machine learning.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Open Source
17 Mar

General availability: Dynamic data masking granular permissions for Azure SQL and Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Control who can access your SQL data by using dynamic data masking granular permission on your Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
17 Mar

Azure Monitor SQL insights for Azure SQL in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Get a single monitoring experience for all your cloud-based SQL deployments with Azure Monitor SQL insights

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Monitor
  • Management
17 Mar

Long-term backup retention (LTR) for Azure SQL Managed Instance in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Configure long-term backup retention for SQL Managed Instance databases and retain database backups beyond the 35 days provided by Azure SQL Managed Instance automated backups, for up to 10 years.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
2 Mar

Azure SQL auditing to Log Analytics and Event Hub are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Auditing for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics to Log Analytics and Event Hub are now generally available, allowing the centralization of SQL audit logs into a single go-to-location.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Azure SQL auditing of Microsoft operations is now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL auditing of Microsoft operations for Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure SQL Managed Instance is now generally available, enabling more transparency into your workforce.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Public preview: Maintenance window for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

The maintenance window feature aligns planned maintenance updates on Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance resources to occur on predictable times during regional off-business hours.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
2 Mar

Advance notifications for Azure SQL Database now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Prepare for planned maintenance events on your Azure SQL Database resources and minimize the impact of database failovers on your sensitive workloads with advance notifications (preview).

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Microsoft Ignite

February 2021

17 Feb

Log Replay Service for Azure SQL Managed Instance in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Log replay service enables continuous replication of SQL Server data to SQL Managed Instance in the cloud, the easier orchestration of workload functions, and pre-migration performance testing through a fully customizable experience.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

January 2021

21 Jan

Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Always Encrypted with secure enclaves enables in-place encryption and rich confidential queries on sensitive data by leveraging Intel SGX secure enclaves, available in the new DC-series hardware configuration.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Features

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