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August 2020

6 Aug

Additional Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective September 10, 2020

Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in West Central US and South Africa North effective 10 September 2020.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
5 Aug

Backup storage cost savings for Azure SQL Database and Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Greater recovery period granularity and automated backup compression now available, helping to optimize your backup storage costs.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
5 Aug

Configurable backup storage redundancy option for Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

More flexibility and choice for backup storage redundancy with the addition of LRS and ZRS storage options.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
5 Aug

SQL Server FCI on Shared Disks for SQL Server on virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Shared Disks for SQL Server Failover Cluster Instance (SQL FCI) on Azure IaaS is now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
3 Aug

Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective September 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Beginning September 1, 2020, new Azure SQL Database gateways in multiple regions will start accepting traffic

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services

July 2020

23 Jul

New memory optimized and compute optimized hardware options in Azure SQL Database

NOW AVAILABLE

New memory optimized and compute optimized hardware options are now generally available in Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire
21 Jul

Machine Learning services on Azure SQL Managed Instance is in limited preview

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning Services, a feature of Azure SQL Managed Instance, provides in-database support for R and Python scripts (in limited preview).

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
13 Jul

New Azure SQL Database gateways in Australia East, Canada Central, and West US 2

New Azure SQL Database gateways are being added to Australia East, Canada Central, and West US 2 regions and will start accepting traffic on August 10, 2020.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services

June 2020

10 Jun

Azure SQL Database serverless compute auto-scaling limits increase more than twofold

NOW AVAILABLE

The maximum vCore limit for Azure SQL Database serverless has increased over twofold to 40 vCores. The higher limits provide greater compute auto-scaling headroom for serverless databases with more demanding workloads.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
10 Jun

Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure SQL Database Hyperscale

IN PREVIEW

Transparent data encryption (TDE) helps protect Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and Synapse SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics against the threat of malicious offline activity by encrypting data at rest.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
10 Jun

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale—Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys now in preview

IN PREVIEW

For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage and management of the database encryption key (also known as TDE protector) and enables central management of keys in Azure Key Vault.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security
10 Jun

Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance limited preview available

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning services with support for R and Python languages now include limited preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

May 2020

27 May

Rehost or modernize existing applications and support modern cloud apps with Azure SQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL is the family of SQL cloud databases providing flexible deployment options for a wide variety of application patterns and control requirements.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
19 May

Authenticate Azure Stream Analytics to Azure SQL Database using managed identities (preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity authentication with Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
19 May

Authenticate Azure Stream Analytics to Azure SQL Database using managed identities

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity authentication with Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
14 May

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
13 May

Azure SQL Auditing to storage account behind Virtual Network and firewall now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an Azure storage account destination behind an Azure Virtual Network or firewall is now in general availability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security

April 2020

15 Apr

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale—Change tracking support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale now fully supports change tracking, a lightweight solution that provides an efficient change tracking mechanism for applications. Use Azure SQL engine’s native ability to keep track of which rows have been inserted, updated, or deleted on behalf of the user.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
1 Apr

Azure SQL Database—Subnet delegation enforcement for managed instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: May 01, 2020

Beginning May 1, 2020, you'll be able to deploy managed instances only to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Retirements

March 2020

18 Mar

Private Link for Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect privately from an Azure Virtual Network to Azure SQL Database using Private Link, now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

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