Azure updates

Learn about important Azure product updates, roadmap and announcements. Subscribe to notifications to stay informed.

Products

    November 2017

    16 Nov

    Static resource classes are now supported in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse now supports static resource classes in addition to the existing dynamic resource classes.

    October 2017

    30 Oct

    Elastic Query between SQL Data Warehouse and SQL Database

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse supports Elastic Query between SQL Data Warehouse and SQL Database.

    23 Oct

    Public preview: Twice the performance and unlimited columnar storage with SQL Data Warehouse

    Announcing a new, faster performance tier for Azure SQL Data Warehouse for compute-intensive analytical workloads.

    September 2017

    19 Sep

    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.

    August 2017

    23 Aug

    Azure Cloud Shell: Generate scripts by using mssql-scripter

    Use mssql-scripter, an open-source command-line interface, to generate database scripts in Azure Cloud Shell.

    July 2017

    19 Jul

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Troubleshoot with the Resource Health check

    Reduce troubleshooting time with the upgraded Resource Health check for SQL Data Warehouse.

    June 2017

    26 Jun

    IDENTITY now supported in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports the IDENTITY property.

    22 Jun

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Support for mssql-scripter

    Mssql-scripter is the multiplatform command-line equivalent of the widely used Generate Scripts Wizard experience in SQL Server Management Studio.

    April 2017

    12 Apr

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Support for Visual Studio Code

    Connect, query, and manage SQL Data Warehouse on Linux, macOS, and Windows by using Visual Studio Code.

    March 2017

    31 Mar

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse seamless integration with Azure Data Lake Store

    PolyBase in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports Azure Data Lake Store as a external data source.

    31 Mar

    External file format support for UTF-16LE encoded files in SQL Data Warehouse

    External file formats in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now support UTF-16 delimited text files.

    31 Mar

    PolyBase row width limit increased in SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse external tables now support 1-MB rows.

    20 Mar

    General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse in 4 additional regions

    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.

    15 Mar

    SELECT..INTO comes to Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    You can now use SELECT..INTO in your SQL code when you want to persist the results of a SELECT statement into a table.

    January 2017

    20 Jan

    Public preview: Interactive query experience for SQL data warehouses

    You can experience an interactive query experience directly in the Azure portal.

    18 Jan

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Secondary indexes on column store now available

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse supports the creation of secondary B-Tree indexes (also called non-clustered indexes or NCI) on column store tables (also called clustered column store indexes or CCI).

    December 2016

    20 Dec

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Enhanced loading, monitoring, and troubleshooting experience

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse has released a plethora of updates to the Azure portal and SQL Server Management Studio over the last few months.

    August 2016

    24 Aug

    General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse now in more regions

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—North Europe, Japan East, Brazil South, and Australia Southeast.

    4 Aug

    General availability: Azure Active Directory authentication for SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse

    You can use Azure Active Directory authentication to centrally manage user and group identities to authenticate with SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse.

    July 2016

    19 Jul

    Azure DevTest Labs: Attach additional data disk to your lab VM

    In Azure DevTest Labs, you can attach additional data disks to your lab VMs, including new and existing data disks in the lab.

    Explore