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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’s new and what’s coming next. Let us know what you think by providing feedback and voting on items. You can also subscribe to notifications, so you’ll always be the in the know.

Azure Database Migration Service—Support for using existing backup files for migration

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Azure Database Migration Service now supports the ability to create a migration project and perform a specific migration activity, for example offline migration, in a single workflow.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Azure Database Migration Service—Save project and run activity now supported

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The Azure Database Migration Service now supports the ability to create a migration project and perform a specific migration activity, for example offline migration, in a single workflow. This new capability reduces the number of steps required to perform migrations when using DMS.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Save up to 80 percent with reserved capacity and Azure hybrid benefit

Date updated: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Azure SQL Database reserved capacity is now available for single and elastic pool databases, expanding our commitment to making Azure the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads. This new pricing option saves you up to 33 percent compared to license-included pricing by pre-paying for your SQL Database vCores for a one-year or three-year term. Save up to 80 percent when you combine reserved capacity savings with Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.

  • Now available
  • DBA
  • Developer

Change feed support in Azure Cosmos DB

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Now available in preview, the change feed support in Azure Cosmos DB allows you to build efficient and scalable solutions. Change feed is enabled by default for all accounts. It outputs the sorted list of documents that were changed in the order in which they were modified. The changes are persisted, can be processed asynchronously and incrementally, and the output can be distributed across one or more consumers for parallel processing.

  • In preview
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Azure Database for PostgreSQL: 4-TB server storage now available

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

If you are currently using Azure Database for PostgreSQL, you can now create 4-TB servers or update existing PostgreSQL server storage to 4 TB when using the General Purpose or Memory Optimized pricing tier. With this increase in server storage, the service now supports even larger workloads and provides you with the peace of mind of knowing that you can easily accommodate future growth.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • ITDM

Azure Database for MySQL: 4-TB server storage now available

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

If you're currently using Azure Database for MySQL, you now have the ability to create 4-TB servers or update existing MySQL server storage to 4 TB when using the general purpose or memory optimized pricing tier.

  • Now available
  • Developer
  • ITDM

New query features in Azure Search

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Azure Search has two new features that are now generally available. The autocomplete API feature searches an existing index to suggest terms to complete a partial query. The synonyms functionality feature allows for Azure Search to not only return results matching the query terms typed into the search box, but to also return results that match synonyms of the query terms that you've defined.

  • Now available
  • Data Analyst; IT Pro

Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL are now generally available

Date updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Azure Database for PostgreSQL and Azure Database for MySQL are now generally available with an uptime SLA of 99.99 percent.

  • Now available
  • DBA
  • Developer
  • ITDM
  • Open Source

Storage add-ons now generally available in Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Monday, July 16, 2018

Now generally available, storage add-ons allow the purchase of extra storage without having to increase DTUs or eDTUs.

  • Now available
  • SQL Database; Developer; ITDM

SQL Data Warehouse now powered by instant data movement

Date updated: Monday, July 16, 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

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