Monthly updates for Azure SQL Database: September 2019
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.
Target availability: Q3 2019
Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.
Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.
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.