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As Azure continues to grow, we want to keep you informed—so that we can plan for the future together. This product roadmap is the place to find out what is new and what is coming next. Let us know what you think by providing feedback and voting on items. You can also subscribe to notifications, so you will always be the in the know.

SQL Data Warehouse now powered by instant data movement

Date updated: 16 July 2018

Instant data movement powers two times faster query performance for SQL Data Warehouse customers

  • Now available
  • Data Scientist
  • Developer
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM
  • ITI
  • Partner

Azure Security Center Preview now available in Azure Government

Date updated: 16 July 2018

Security is critical to government mission success. The recent Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Infrastructure represents a key example of the growing pressure on government agencies to increase their efforts around protecting highly sensitive data and systems. To address security challenges government customers face, we are announcing the preview of Azure Security Center for Azure Government.

  • In preview
  • BDM
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM

Azure Virtual WAN

Date updated: 16 July 2018

Azure Virtual WAN is a networking service providing optimized and automated branch-to-branch connectivity through Azure. Virtual WAN allows customers to connect their branches to each other and Azure.

  • In preview
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM

Azure Firewall

Date updated: 16 July 2018

Azure Firewall is a managed cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It is a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability.

  • In preview
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM

Azure Security Center is now integrated into the subscription experience

Date updated: 16 July 2018

Azure Security Center is now available in the subscription experience. It's easy to enable Security Center and quickly assess the security state of your resources, get actionable recommendations, and mitigate risks.

  • Now available
  • BDM
  • IT Pro
  • ITDM

Azure SQL Database managed instance business-critical tier in preview

Date updated: 16 July 2018

The business-critical performance tier is now available to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. Designed for mission-critical business apps with high I/O requirements, business critical supports high availability with the highest level of storage and compute redundancy.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • ITDM

New purchasing model for Azure SQL Database

Date updated: 16 July 2018

The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database Elastic pools and Single databases is now generally available. The purchasing model is in addition to the existing DTU-based model. Designed to give you flexibility, control, transparency and an easier way to compare to on-premises workloads, it allows you to scale compute, storage and IO independently based upon your workload needs.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Long-term backup retention feature of Azure SQL Database now generally available

Date updated: 16 July 2018

The long-term backup retention feature is available in all Azure regions and provides greater flexibility in setting your retention policies and managing individual backups. Backups also now use read-access geo-redundant storage (RA-GRS) storage, which provides an even higher degree of protection for your data.

  • Now available
  • DBA
  • Developer

Azure SQL Database supports auto-failover

Date updated: 16 July 2018

Auto-failover groups are now generally available for Azure SQL Database, supporting transparent geographic failover of multiple databases with automatic activation.

  • Now available
  • DBA
  • Developer

Azure Service Fabric introduces its fully managed option, Service Fabric Mesh

Date updated: 16 July 2018

Azure Service Fabric introduces its fully managed option, Service Fabric Mesh, for building, deploying, and running business-critical microservice applications.

  • In preview
  • Developer

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