11 April 2022
For cloud workloads with consistent resource usage, you can buy reserved instances at a significant discount and reduce your workload costs by up to 72 percent compared to pay-as-you-go prices. Azure Reservations can be obtained by committing to one-year or three-year plans for virtual machines, Azure Blob storage or Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2, SQL Database compute capacity, Azure Cosmos DB throughput, and other Azure resources.
08 March 2022
Data citizens including both technical and business users rely on data lineage for root cause analysis, impact analysis, data quality tracing, and other data governance applications. In the current data landscape, where data is fluidly moving across locations and across data platforms and applications, it is increasingly important to map the lineage of data. Today, we are announcing the preview release of dynamic lineage extraction from Azure SQL Databases in Azure Purview.
01 March 2022
Databases are constantly evolving to handle new use cases, incorporate more intelligence, and store more data, giving developers and organizations a wide range of database types to meet their varying needs. Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed NoSQL database for modern, fast, and flexible app development. Today we’re excited to announce a new addition to our database protection offering Microsoft Defender for Cosmos DB in preview.
16 December 2021
We are pleased to share that Microsoft is named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Database Management Systems. This placement reflects our ability to execute and our completeness of vision, and we feel is a testament to our ongoing innovation and the integration of a comprehensive data portfolio into Microsoft’s cloud data ecosystem.
30 November 2021
November comes to a close with the long-awaited ability to subscribe to scheduled cost emails, new cost recommendations for Azure Data Explorer and Cosmos DB, and 10 new cost saving opportunities, and 11 documentation updates. Enjoy!
02 November 2021
There are three core capabilities businesses need that together drive successful transformation: limitless database scale and performance, unmatched analytics and insights, and unified data governance. Today we shared a number of announcements to help organizations evolve rapidly even in the face of sustained uncertainty. Across industries, companies are investing in these core capabilities to ensure they have the flexibility to innovate anywhere and meet evolving business needs.
26 October 2021
October ushers Cost Management and Billing into a new world – from coverage of Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, and more to a new tool that helps you reduce cost and manage your on-prem licenses. You can also update your address or purchase order number on existing invoices or try an early preview of subscription cost anomaly detection. All this plus 12 new cost-saving options, 3 new videos, and 7 documentation updates. We hope you're as excited about what the future holds as we are!
13 October 2021
For many, the intersection of 5G wireless and the Internet offers very little by way of new information, just from a quick, surface-level glance. However, things look very different when considered in light of the 5G New Radio (NR) standard.
27 September 2021
This is an exciting month for organizations using Azure reservations – you can now scope your reservations to a management group for even more savings. You'll also find a new cost view optimized around the products and services you use, new previews in Cost Management Labs for scheduled emails and better multitasking, as well as 7 new savings opportunities and video and documentation updates. Read on for the details and let us know what you think!
31 August 2021
As August comes to a close, you'll find new download options available from the cost analysis preview and quick access to common subscription and resource group operations in Configuration. You'll also see the general availability of Azure Government Top Secret and improved migration and modernization tools and programs as well as the 14 new cost saving options and 3 documentation updates. Lots of great stuff!