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May 2020

14 May

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services

November 2019

11 Nov

Azure Synapse Analytics—Continuous integration and deployment with SSDT is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The highest requested feature for Azure Synapse Analytics is now available—SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) Database projects. This release includes support for SSDT with Visual Studio 2019, along with native platform integration with Azure DevOps, providing built-in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) capabilities for enterprise level deployments.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
5 Nov

Azure Private Link is now available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security

October 2019

3 Oct

Azure Data Share—Support for sharing data from Azure SQL and SQL Data Warehouse

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Share service has added support for snapshot-based sharing from Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. It is now possible to share both structured data (from Azure SQL and SQL DW) and unstructured data (from Azure Data Lake Store and Blob storage) with centralised management and governance.

  • Azure Data Share
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features

September 2019

16 Sep

Azure Private Link is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
  • Services
9 Sep

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
6 Sep

SQL Server Data Tools is now available with Visual Studio 2019 Preview

IN PREVIEW

SQL Server Data Tools preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now downloadable with the latest preview release of Visual Studio 2019. SQL Server Data Tools enables a stable change management and deployment experience when developing your data analytics solution using SQL Data Warehouse.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
4 Sep

Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Available in Additional 18 Regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

June 2019

26 Jun

Azure Data Factory enriches PolyBase support for loading data into SQL DW

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory seamlessly integrates with Polybase to empower you to ingest data into SQL DW performantly. ADF now adds support for loading data from ADLS Gen2 and from Blob with VNet service endpoint using PolyBase.

  • Data Factory
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features

May 2019

9 May

Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

We have corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • HDInsight
  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
8 May

Result-set Caching for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time-to-insight for business analysts and reporting users

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
8 May

Ordered Clustered Columnstore Indexes for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
8 May

JSON data support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Business analysts can now use familiar T-SQL language to query and manipulate documents that are formatted as JSON data

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
8 May

Workload Importance for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
8 May

Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) prevents unauthorised access to your sensitive data in your data warehouse by obfuscating it on-the-fly in the query results, based on the masking rules you define.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build

April 2019

19 Apr

Reserved Capacity Pricing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you savings up to 65% cDWU capacity.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

March 2019

28 Mar

Public preview: Data Discovery & Classification for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

IN PREVIEW

Data Discovery & Classification is now available in public preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
  • Security
18 Mar

Workload importance (preview) for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

IN PREVIEW

Manage workload more efficiently by using workload importance. It is now available for preview in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features

January 2019

31 Jan

Query Store for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Query Store automatically captures a history of queries, plans and runtime statistics and retains them for your review when monitoring your data warehouse. Query Store is available in all regions for all generations of Azure SQL Data Warehouse with no additional charges.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features

December 2018

19 Dec

SQL Data Warehouse integration with Informatica iPaaS on Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services (IICS) on Azure is now generally available

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Services

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