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Take advantage of the latest capabilities of SQL Data Warehouse by upgrading your performance tier.
Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.
PolyBase in SQL Data Warehouse can now skip header rows on load.
The Graphical Execution Plan feature in SQL Server Management Studio is supported for SQL Data Warehouse.
The ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CREDENTIAL command is now supported for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
SQL Operations Studio (preview) is a free tool that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux, for managing SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse; wherever they're running.
SQL Data Warehouse now supports static resource classes in addition to the existing dynamic resource classes.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse supports Elastic Query between SQL Data Warehouse and SQL Database.
Announcing a new, faster performance tier for Azure SQL Data Warehouse for compute-intensive analytical workloads.
Transparent data encryption with bring your own key (BYOK) support for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse
We’re glad to announce the preview of transparent data encryption with bring your own key (BYOK) support for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Use mssql-scripter, an open-source command-line interface, to generate database scripts in Azure Cloud Shell.
Reduce troubleshooting time with the upgraded Resource Health check for SQL Data Warehouse.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports the IDENTITY property.
Mssql-scripter is the multiplatform command-line equivalent of the widely used Generate Scripts Wizard experience in SQL Server Management Studio.
Connect, query, and manage SQL Data Warehouse on Linux, macOS, and Windows by using Visual Studio Code.
PolyBase in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports Azure Data Lake Store as a external data source.
External file formats in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now support UTF-16 delimited text files.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse external tables now support 1-MB rows.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—Germany Central, Germany Northeast, Korea Central, and Korea South. SQL Data Warehouse is now available in 27 regions worldwide.
You can now use SELECT..INTO in your SQL code when you want to persist the results of a SELECT statement into a table.