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July 2020

Jul 13

New Azure SQL Database gateways in Australia East, Canada Central, and West US 2

New Azure SQL Database gateways are being added to Australia East, Canada Central, and West US 2 regions and will start accepting traffic on August 10, 2020.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services

June 2020

Jun 10

Azure SQL Database serverless compute auto-scaling limits increase more than twofold

NOW AVAILABLE

The maximum vCore limit for Azure SQL Database serverless has increased over twofold to 40 vCores. The higher limits provide greater compute auto-scaling headroom for serverless databases with more demanding workloads.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Jun 10

Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys for Azure SQL Database Hyperscale

IN PREVIEW

Transparent data encryption (TDE) helps protect Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and Synapse SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics against the threat of malicious offline activity by encrypting data at rest.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Jun 10

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale—Transparent data encryption with customer-managed keys now in preview

IN PREVIEW

For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage and management of the database encryption key (also known as TDE protector) and enables central management of keys in Azure Key Vault.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security
Jun 10

Machine Learning on Azure SQL Managed Instance limited preview available

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite

May 2020

May 27

Rehost or modernize existing applications and support modern cloud apps with Azure SQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL is the family of SQL cloud databases providing flexible deployment options for a wide variety of application patterns and control requirements.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
May 19

Authenticate Azure Stream Analytics to Azure SQL Database using managed identities (preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity authentication with Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Authenticate Azure Stream Analytics to Azure SQL Database using managed identities

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity authentication with Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 14

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
May 13

Azure SQL Auditing to storage account behind Virtual Network and firewall now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an Azure storage account destination behind an Azure Virtual Network or firewall is now in general availability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security

April 2020

Apr 15

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale—Change tracking support now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database Hyperscale now fully supports change tracking, a lightweight solution that provides an efficient change tracking mechanism for applications. Use Azure SQL engine’s native ability to keep track of which rows have been inserted, updated, or deleted on behalf of the user.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Apr 1

Azure SQL Database—Subnet delegation enforcement for managed instances

NOW AVAILABLE

Target retirement date: May 01, 2020

Beginning May 1, 2020, you'll be able to deploy managed instances only to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Retirements

March 2020

Mar 18

Private Link for Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Connect privately from an Azure Virtual Network to Azure SQL Database using Private Link, now in general availability.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Mar 17

Announcing Azure Private Link GA for Azure Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
Mar 12

Azure SQL Database default configurations are changing

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Azure SQL Database now has the latest Gen 5 hardware in place to ensure optimal service performance. As a result, the default database configurations and the default elastic pool configurations are being changed for all new Azure SQL databases.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
Mar 10

Azure SQL Database managed instance now enforces TLS 1.2 on outbound connections

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

In January 2020 Microsoft enforced TLS 1.2 for intra-service traffic in all Azure services. For Azure SQL Database managed instance, this resulted in TLS 1.2 being enforced on outbound connections used for replication and linked server connections to SQL Server.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Compliance
  • Security

February 2020

Feb 10

New Azure SQL Database automatic tuning default settings—March 2020

IN DEVELOPMENT

Target availability: Q1 2020

In March 2020, Azure SQL Database will introduce new automatic tuning default settings designed to provide optimal database performance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Services

January 2020

Jan 27

Updating hardware generation in managed instance now available in Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

Managed instance now provides the capability to update hardware generation from Gen4 to Gen5 from the pricing tier screen in the Azure portal.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Management

December 2019

Dec 30

Service-aided subnet configuration for managed instance in Azure SQL Database is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

To address customer security and manageability requirements, managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security
Dec 18

Azure SQL Database managed instance meter PITRs name changes

Effective February 1, 2020, the meter names of Azure SQL Database managed instance point-in-time restore (PITR) backup will change.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services

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