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October 2021

Oct 13

New centralized management experience for Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Introducing a new way to manage Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server centrally at an Azure subscription or account level, providing better control and optimized cost savings.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features

September 2021

Sep 22

Azure SQL Database: General availability updates for late September 2021

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late September 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Sep 15

Azure SQL—General availability updates for mid-September 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
Sep 1

Azure SQL Migration extension in Azure Data Studio in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Migrate SQL Server to Azure SQL using Azure Data Studio (preview) for a modern open-source, cross-platform, and hybrid unifying tooling experience for data operations across SQL Server and Azure databases.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
Sep 1

Azure SQL - General availability updates for early September 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
Sep 1

Azure SQL - Public preview updates for early September 2021

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management

August 2021

Aug 4

Azure SQL—public preview updates for early August 2021 

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL Managed Instance in early August 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
  • Compliance
Aug 4

Azure SQL—general availability updates for early August 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features

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
  • Management
  • Microsoft Inspire
  • Features
  • Security

June 2021

Jun 23

Azure SQL—public preview updates for late June 2021 

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late June 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
  • Compliance
Jun 23

Azure SQL—general availability updates for late June 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late June 2021

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
Jun 9

Azure SQL: Public preview updates for early June 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in early June 2021

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
Jun 9

Azure SQL: General availability updates for early June 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in early June 2021

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features

May 2021

May 25

Azure SQL Database ledger available in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Use Azure SQL Database ledger (preview) to eliminate the additional cost, complexity, and performance overhead of decentralized blockchain technology and enable tamper-evidence through cryptographic verification of your centralized data store.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Security
  • Microsoft Build

April 2021

Apr 28

Azure SQL—public preview updates for April 2021

IN PREVIEW

Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in April 2021.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
Apr 14

Azure SQL—general availability updates for April 14, 2021 

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features

March 2021

Mar 31

Public preview: Zone redundant configuration for Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier

IN PREVIEW

Make your serverless Azure SQL databases 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
  • Management
  • Features
Mar 17

Service Broker message exchange for Azure SQL Managed Instance in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Service Broker message exchange between Azure SQL Managed Instances (public preview) allows you to build reliable distributed applications with asynchronous message processing functionality by leveraging SQL Server engine’s native support for messaging/queuing.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
Mar 17

Machine Learning Services on Azure SQL Managed Instance now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Use machine learning capabilities on a Managed Instance of Azure SQL Database for ease of moving your data, packages, and models to a cloud ready environment fully configured for machine learning.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Open Source
Mar 17

General availability: Dynamic data masking granular permissions for Azure SQL and Azure Synapse Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

Control who can access your SQL data by using dynamic data masking granular permission on your Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Features
  • Security

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