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October 2022

Oct 4

Generally available: Query Store hints Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Shape your query plans without changing the code.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure SQL Managed Instance
  • Features

April 2022

Apr 13

General availability: Zone redundancy for Azure SQL Database general purpose tier

NOW AVAILABLE

Make your general purpose provisioned and serverless Azure SQL databases and elastic pools more resilient with catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Apr 13

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for mid-April 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Apr 13

Public preview: Azure SQL Database Hyperscale reverse migration to general purpose tier

IN PREVIEW

Easily move your previously migrated databases on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale back to the general purpose tier.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features

March 2022

Mar 30

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for late March 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late March 2022.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Mar 16

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for mid-March 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Mar 2

Azure SQL—General availability updates for early March 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Mar 2

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for early March 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

January 2022

Jan 19

Azure SQL—General availability updates for late January 2022

NOW AVAILABLE

General Availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Jan 5

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for early January 2022

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

December 2021

Dec 15

Azure SQL—General availability updates for December 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL for December 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

November 2021

Nov 10

Azure SQL—Public preview updates for mid-November 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance for mid-November 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Nov 10

Azure SQL—General availability updates for mid-November 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance for mid-November 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Nov 2

Azure SQL—general availability updates for early November 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in early November 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Azure SQL: Public preview updates for early November 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in mid-September 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Public preview updates to Azure SQL Managed Instance boosts performance, scale, and flexibility

IN PREVIEW

New investments in Azure SQL Managed Instance bring more performance, scale, and flexibility to your SQL workloads in this latest significant update to the service.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Nov 2

Link feature in Azure SQL Managed Instance now in limited public preview

IN PREVIEW

The link feature in SQL Managed Instance reimagines SQL Server database replication to enable application migration with minimal downtime and offloading read-only workloads to secondaries in the cloud.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

July 2021

Jul 14

Confidential computing using Always Encrypted with secure enclaves for Azure SQL Database in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Always Encrypted with secure enclaves helps prevent malicious admins and malware from exfiltrating sensitive data, while enabling in-place encryption and rich confidential computations, including pattern matching, range comparisons, and sorting.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
  • Microsoft Inspire

October 2020

Oct 28

We’re retiring Azure SQL DB Import-Export Direct Endpoints on 31 October 2023

Target retirement date: October 31, 2023

Start using Azure Resource Manager REST APIs.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Retirements
Oct 2

Reserved capacity on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Obtain discounts on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale using reserved capacity.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Features

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