Azure roadmap

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 SQL Database security updates

Date updated: Monday, October 23, 2017

Azure SQL Database will introduce new security features in preview including Row-level Security, Dynamic Data Masking, and Transparent Data Encryption. Together, these will help customers further support organizational and industry compliance policies.

In preview SQL Database

Azure SQL Database automatic tuning by default powered by artificial intelligence

Date updated: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Automatic tuning in Azure SQL Database uses the power of artificial intelligence to provide insight into potential query performance problems, recommend solutions, and automatically fix identified problems.

In preview SQL Database Cognitive Services

Azure Database Migration Service–Support for source target pairs

Date updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Reduce the complexity of your cloud migration by using a single comprehensive service instead of multiple tools. Azure Database Migration Service Preview is designed to be a seamless, end-to-end solution for moving on-premises SQL Server, Oracle, and other relational databases to the cloud.

In preview Databases

Azure SQL Database security threat detection

Date updated: Monday, October 23, 2017

Azure SQL Database threat detection will provide a new layer of security by detecting suspicious activities that indicate potential security threats.

In preview SQL Database

Load files from Azure Blob storage into Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Monday, October 23, 2017

Azure SQL Database will enable you to directly load files stored in Azure Blob storage by using specific SQL statements.

In preview Blob Storage SQL Database

Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Announcing the public preview of Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database.

In preview Virtual Network

Azure SQL Database—String and binary columns in clustered columnstore indexes

Date updated: Monday, October 23, 2017

String and binary columns with unlimited size will be supported in clustered columnstore indexes in Azure SQL Database (premium tiers only).

In preview SQL Database

Azure SQL Database—Track and remediate potential database vulnerabilities

Date updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Vulnerability Assessment is a scanning service built into the Azure SQL Database service. The service will employ a knowledge base of rules that will identify security vulnerabilities and deviations from best practices, such as misconfigurations, excessive permissions, and exposed sensitive data.

In preview SQL Database

Native scoring in Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Now available in Azure SQL Database, native scoring will allow you to score machine learning models generated by RevoScaleR or revoscalepy packages from Transact-SQL.

In preview SQL Database

Premium elastic pools in Azure SQL Database

Date updated: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Until now, the amount of storage available to Premium elastic pools in Azure SQL Database was limited to 750 GB. We're pleased to announce that this limit has increased to 4 TB for the largest Premium pools.

Now available SQL Database