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Auditing for Azure SQL Database and Azure Synapse Analytics to Log Analytics and Event Hub are now generally available, allowing the centralization of SQL audit logs into a single go-to-location.
Azure SQL auditing of Microsoft operations for Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics and Azure SQL Managed Instance is now generally available, enabling more transparency into your workforce.
The maintenance window feature aligns planned maintenance updates on Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Managed Instance resources to occur on predictable times during regional off-business hours.
Prepare for planned maintenance events on your Azure SQL Database resources and minimize the impact of database failovers on your sensitive workloads with advance notifications (preview).
Log replay service enables continuous replication of SQL Server data to SQL Managed Instance in the cloud, the easier orchestration of workload functions, and pre-migration performance testing through a fully customizable experience.
Always Encrypted with secure enclaves enables in-place encryption and rich confidential queries on sensitive data by leveraging Intel SGX secure enclaves, available in the new DC-series hardware configuration.
You can now share structured data stored in relational databases and data warehouse easily and securely between internal departments, with external partners, vendors or customers for collaboration.
Private link enables SQL Data Sync users to choose a service managed private endpoint for the sync service to securely connect to member and hub databases during data synchronization.
This feature enables bring your own key (BYOK) support for data protection at rest, using Azure Key Vault, for Azure SQL Database Hyperscale customers.
Target retirement date: October 31, 2023
Start using Azure Resource Manager REST APIs.
The auditing of Microsoft support operations capability enables the audit of Microsoft support operations when accessing servers and/or databases during a support request to an audit logs destination. The use of this capability, along with auditing, enables more transparency into the workforce and allows for anomaly detection, trend visualization, and data loss prevention.
Make your general purpose databases and elastic pools resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.
Announcing a general availability release that solves one of our customers’ pain points; the ability to bring a newer version of R and Python they may be using in their own companies.
Utilize distributed transactions (now in preview) and save time when migrating existing applications that require this capability as it eliminates the need to change application code and to perform extensive testing.
Obtain discounts on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale using reserved capacity.
Now in general availability, locally redundant storage (LRS) and zone-redundant storage (ZRS) options have been added to backup storage redundancy, providing more flexibility and choice.
Azure AD authentication features for Azure SQL DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance
These new preview features extend existing functionality, remove user limitations, and provide customers with greater ease of use when setting up Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Utilize global virtual network peering for your managed instances to save time through easy network configuration and by offloading your gateways from database replication traffic.
Expand your ability to quickly migrate existing solutions to Azure SQL Managed Instance with new catalog database hosting capabilities.
Enhanced log write throughput and superior data/log IOPS make Azure SQL Managed Instances even more appealing for migration.
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