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    March 2017

    Mar 31

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse seamless integration with Azure Data Lake Store

    PolyBase in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports Azure Data Lake Store as a external data source.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    Mar 31

    External file format support for UTF-16LE encoded files in SQL Data Warehouse

    External file formats in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now support UTF-16 delimited text files.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    Mar 31

    PolyBase row width limit increased in SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse external tables now support 1-MB rows.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    Mar 20

    General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse in 4 additional regions

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—Germany Central, Germany Northeast, Korea Central, and Korea South. SQL Data Warehouse is now available in 27 regions worldwide.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Mar 15

    SELECT..INTO comes to Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    You can now use SELECT..INTO in your SQL code when you want to persist the results of a SELECT statement into a table.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features

    January 2017

    Jan 20

    Public preview: Interactive query experience for SQL data warehouses

    You can experience an interactive query experience directly in the Azure portal.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    Jan 18

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Secondary indexes on column store now available

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse supports the creation of secondary B-Tree indexes (also called non-clustered indexes or NCI) on column store tables (also called clustered column store indexes or CCI).

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Services

    December 2016

    Dec 20

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Enhanced loading, monitoring, and troubleshooting experience

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse has released a plethora of updates to the Azure portal and SQL Server Management Studio over the last few months.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Services

    August 2016

    Aug 24

    General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse now in more regions

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—North Europe, Japan East, Brazil South, and Australia Southeast.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Aug 4

    General availability: Azure Active Directory authentication for SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse

    You can use Azure Active Directory authentication to centrally manage user and group identities to authenticate with SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Azure Active Directory B2C
    • SQL Data Warehouse

    July 2016

    Jul 19

    Azure DevTest Labs: Attach additional data disk to your lab VM

    In Azure DevTest Labs, you can attach additional data disks to your lab VMs, including new and existing data disks in the lab.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Services
    Jul 14

    General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a relational database management system that offers true cloud elasticity, is generally available.

    • SQL Data Warehouse

    June 2016

    Jun 6

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Introducing Premium Storage

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse is moving from Standard to Premium Storage, offering new performance benefits for the service.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features

    May 2016

    May 17

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: May 2016 update

    Several features have been added to Azure SQL Data Warehouse in our most recent update.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Services

    March 2016

    Mar 23

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: February 2016 update

    A summary of improvements in Azure SQL Data Warehouse in February 2016.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    Mar 11

    Code-free copy wizard for Azure Data Factory

    Simplify how you create, deploy, and schedule your data movement pipelines by using the click-through copy wizard for Azure Data Factory.

    • Data Factory
    • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    • Services

    February 2016

    Feb 12

    New Data Factory monitoring and management UI now available

    Simplify how you monitor and manage your data pipelines with the new UI for Azure Data Factory.

    • Data Factory
    • Data Lake Analytics
    • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Services
    Feb 8

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: January 2016 update

    A summary of improvements in Azure SQL Data Warehouse in January 2016.

    • SQL Data Warehouse

    December 2015

    Dec 4

    Clustered Columnstore Tables are default in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Clustered Columnstore Tables are the most efficient way you can store your data in Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and they are the new default.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    Dec 2

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: November 2015 update

    A summary of improvements in the month of November 2015 in Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    • SQL Data Warehouse

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