Updates Archives

Monthly updates for Azure SQL Database: September 2019

Sep 18

Auto-failover for managed instances in Azure SQL Database is now available


Now generally available, auto-failover groups enable business continuity after a catastrophic failure or other unplanned event by creating and managing a geographically redundant copy of a managed instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
Sep 16

Azure Private Link is now available 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
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Sep 9

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations


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

  • Azure Reserved Virtual Machine Instances
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
Sep 4

Azure SQL Database—Instance pools are now in preview


Instance pools is a new managed instance option that provides a convenient and cost-effective way to migrate smaller instances to the cloud at scale, reducing or eliminating the extra work of consolidating less compute-intensive workloads.

  • Azure SQL Database


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