July 30, 2019
In recent weeks, we’ve been talking about the many reasons why Windows Server and SQL Server customers choose Azure. Security is a major concern when moving to the cloud, and Azure gives you the tools and resources you need to address those concerns.
July 11, 2019
Last July, I shared our approach to helping customers migrate to Azure. Today, we are bringing together a best practice-based, holistic experience for migrating existing applications and systems to Azure.
July 8, 2019
Tomorrow, July 9, 2019, marks the end of extended support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2. These releases transformed the database industry, with all the core components of a database platform built-in at a fraction of the cost of other databases.
March 14, 2019
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a fast, flexible and secure analytics platform for enterprises of all sizes. Today we are announcing the preview availability of workload importance on the Gen2 platform to help customers manage resources more efficiently.
January 14, 2019
The beginning of a new year is always a time to reflect on our plans. At Microsoft, with the end of support for 2008 servers looming, we’ve been thinking about how we can help you with your server refresh journey. How can we enable you to take advantage of all the cutting-edge innovations available in Azure?
December 18, 2018
We are excited to share the auto-protection capability for SQL Server in Azure Virtual Machines (VM). This is a key addition to the public preview of Azure Backup for SQL Server on Azure VM, announced earlier this year.
November 27, 2018
For the past 25 years, companies of every size have trusted Windows Server and SQL Server to run their business-critical workloads. In fact, more than 70 percent of on-premises server workloads today run on Windows Server.
November 8, 2018
The SQL Security team is pleased to share the public preview release of Static Data Masking. Static Data Masking is a data protection feature that helps users sanitize sensitive data in a copy of their SQL databases.
November 1, 2018
You may have been hearing a type of debate that has been gaining popularity recently in the database world. Database Administrators and NoSQL Developers have been voicing their concerns and you may have seen the following.
Theo van Kraay
Cloud Solution Architect (Advanced Analytics & AI), Customer Success Unit
October 18, 2018
Reservations are generally available for US government cloud customers effective today. Reservations are available for Virtual machines, SQL Server and Cosmos DB for US Gov and US DoD Azure regions.