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November 2019

4 Nov

Leverage Azure premium file shares for high availability of data

NOW AVAILABLE

We are announcing a new option for SQL Server high availability with SQL Server failover cluster with Azure premium file shares. Premium file shares are solid-state drive backed consistent low latency files shares that are fully supported for use with SQL Server failover cluster instance for SQL Server 2012 and above on Windows Server 2012 and above.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines

September 2019

24 Sep

Register your SQL Server on Azure VMs self-installations with Resource Provider

NOW AVAILABLE

For the first time ever, you can register your self-installations of SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines with Resource Provider to unlock features and functionality previously only available with our Azure Marketplace images.

  • Virtual Machines
  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines

July 2019

15 Jul

Announcing Azure Migration Program

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Migration Program, which allows customers and partners to apply to work directly with Microsoft to plan and implement Azure migration projects, is now available. Using proven Microsoft cloud adoption methodologies, tools, resources, and best practices, you’ll simplify and accelerate your Azure cloud migration with an approach that’s tailored to your organization’s unique needs.

  • Azure Migrate
  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Azure Database Migration Service

June 2019

20 Jun

Public Preview: Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

Azure Backup is an enterprise-scale, zero-infrastructure solution that protects SQL Server VM in Azure without the need to deploy and manage any backup infrastructure. This offering is already generally available for more recent SQL Server versions , and today we are excited to announce Azure Backup support for EOS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 in public preview.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
12 Jun

Advanced Data Security available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines

March 2019

6 Mar

Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are available now

NOW AVAILABLE

Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are now available for purchase

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines

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