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    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.

    14 Jul

    General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a relational database management system that offers true cloud elasticity, is generally available.

    June 2016

    6 Jun

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Introducing Premium Storage

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse is moving from Standard to Premium Storage, offering new performance benefits for the service.

    May 2016

    17 May

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: May 2016 update

    Several features have been added to Azure SQL Data Warehouse in our most recent update.

    March 2016

    23 Mar

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: February 2016 update

    A summary of improvements in Azure SQL Data Warehouse in February 2016.

    11 Mar

    Code-free copy wizard for Azure Data Factory

    Simplify how you create, deploy, and schedule your data movement pipelines by using the click-through copy wizard for Azure Data Factory.

    February 2016

    12 Feb

    New Data Factory monitoring and management UI now available

    Simplify how you monitor and manage your data pipelines with the new UI for Azure Data Factory.

    8 Feb

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: January 2016 update

    A summary of improvements in Azure SQL Data Warehouse in January 2016.

    December 2015

    4 Dec

    Clustered Columnstore Tables are default in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Clustered Columnstore Tables are the most efficient way you can store your data in Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and they are the new default.

    2 Dec

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: November 2015 update

    A summary of improvements in the month of November 2015 in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    2 Dec

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: October 2015 update

    A summary of the features released in Azure SQL Data Warehouse in October 2015.

    2 Dec

    September 2015 Public Preview: Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    The full public preview of the Azure SQL Data Warehouse service is now available.

    June 2015

    25 Jun

    Limited public preview: Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse is a fully managed, elastic, and petabyte-scale columnar data-warehouse service that’s fully compatible and integrated with the Microsoft SQL Server ecosystem.

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