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General availability: Azure SQL updates for mid-November 2023

Published date: November 15, 2023

In mid-November 2023, the following updates and enhancements were made to Azure SQL:  

  • Purchase 1 year capacity reservations for the Premium service tier of Azure SQL database. Learn More.
  • Enable Always Encrypted with secure enclaves that require stronger security protection of hardware enclave and have CPU or memory-heavy workload requirements using new DC-series databases with up to 40 vCores.
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance business critical improvements including more vCores, doubled max log rate, better storage-to-vCore ratio, and more click stops. Learn More.
  • Bring the benefits of Always Encrypted to all Azure SQL Database offerings with software-based Always Encrypted with virtualization-based security (VBS) enclaves.
  • Make your data tamper-proof and establish trust with ledger in Azure SQL Managed Instance.


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