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December 2020

Dec 9

Azure Data Share snapshot sharing for SQL Database and Synapse generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now share structured data stored in relational databases and data warehouse easily and securely between internal departments, with external partners, vendors or customers for collaboration.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Data Share
  • Services
  • Features
Dec 9

Private link for Azure SQL Data Sync on Azure SQL Database now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Private link enables SQL Data Sync users to choose a service managed private endpoint for the sync service to securely connect to member and hub databases during data synchronization.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Features
Dec 9

Transparent Data Encryption with customer-managed keys for SQL Database Hyperscale

IN PREVIEW

This feature enables bring your own key (BYOK) support for data protection at rest, using Azure Key Vault, for Azure SQL Database Hyperscale customers.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Features

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 28

Public preview: Auditing of Microsoft support operations in Azure SQL DB and Azure SQL MI

IN PREVIEW

The auditing of Microsoft support operations capability enables the audit of Microsoft support operations when accessing servers and/or databases during a support request to an audit logs destination. The use of this capability, along with auditing, enables more transparency into the workforce and allows for anomaly detection, trend visualization, and data loss prevention.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Management
  • Features
Oct 22

Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL DB general purpose tier

IN PREVIEW

Make your general purpose databases and elastic pools resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by selecting zone redundancy.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Oct 14

Distributed database transactions spanning multiple Azure SQL Managed Instances

IN PREVIEW

Utilize distributed transactions (now in preview) and save time when migrating existing applications that require this capability as it eliminates the need to change application code and to perform extensive testing.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Oct 14

Machine Learning open sourcing for R and Python Custom Runtime

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing a general availability release that solves one of our customers’ pain points; the ability to bring a newer version of R and Python they may be using in their own companies.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Open Source
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
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

September 2020

Sep 22

Configurable Backup Storage Redundancy option for Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Now in general availability, locally redundant storage (LRS) and zone-redundant storage (ZRS) options have been added to backup storage redundancy, providing more flexibility and choice.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Azure AD authentication features for Azure SQL DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

These new preview features extend existing functionality, remove user limitations, and provide customers with greater ease of use when setting up Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Global virtual network peering support for Azure SQL Managed Instance now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Utilize global virtual network peering for your managed instances to save time through easy network configuration and by offloading your gateways from database replication traffic.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Hosting catalog databases for all supported versions of SSRS in Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Expand your ability to quickly migrate existing solutions to Azure SQL Managed Instance with new catalog database hosting capabilities.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Major performance improvements for Azure SQL Managed Instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Enhanced log write throughput and superior data/log IOPS make Azure SQL Managed Instances even more appealing for migration.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance in preview

IN PREVIEW

Machine Learning Services with support for R and Python languages now include preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Configurable backup storage redundancy options for Azure SQL Database coming soon

IN DEVELOPMENT

New Azure SQL Database backup storage options coming soon, including local and zone-redundant storage.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 22

Enhanced management experience for Azure SQL Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

The new OPERATIONS API adds the ability to monitor management operations, see operation steps, and take dependent actions based on operation progress.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
Sep 22

Transactionally consistent database copy for Azure SQL Database Hyperscale tier

IN PREVIEW

Quickly and consistently copy a Hyperscale Azure SQL Database to make development and testing easier.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
Sep 21

General availability: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2020

The zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database is now generally available in these additional regions: Canada Central, West US 2, and North Europe.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
Sep 10

Additional Azure SQL Database gateways changes effective October 12, 2020

NOW AVAILABLE

Additional SQL Gateways are being added for Azure SQL Database in Germany West Central effective 12 October 2020.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services

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