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    June 2018

    Jun 13

    Name changes: SQL Database Singleton US Government

    Effective August 1, 2018, the names for vCore-based Single Database and Elastic Pool compute (Gen4 and Gen5) and storage for US Gov, US Arizona, and US Texas GUIDs will change. Effective September 1, 2018, US DoD names will change.

    May 2018

    May 29

    Name changes: Azure SQL Database long-term backup retention for Australia

    Effective July 1, 2018, long-term retention RA-GRS backup storage charges for Australia Central and Australia Central 2 customers will be renamed to long-term retention backup storage charges on invoices.

    May 4

    Preview: The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database is extended with additional compute and storage options

    The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database offers additional compute and storage configurations.

    April 2018

    Apr 19

    General availability: Transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys for Azure SQL

    Transparent Data Encryption with customer managed keys is now generally available in Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

    Apr 16

    Name changes: Azure SQL Database long-term backup retention

    Effective June 1, 2018, names for long-term backup retention will change from “LTR RA-GRS Backup Storage” to “LTR Backup Storage.”

    Apr 4

    Public preview: Read scale-out support for Azure SQL Database

    Read scale-out is now available for Premium or Business Critical databases and elastic pools.

    Apr 3

    Name changes: Azure SQL Database long-term backup retention, US Government regions

    Effective June 1, 2018, long-term backup retention names will change from “LTR RA-GRS Backup Storage” to “LTR Backup Storage.”

    March 2018

    Mar 23

    Data Factory supports Azure AD authentication for SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.

    February 2018

    Feb 8

    General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database

    Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database is generally available in all Azure regions.

    September 2017

    Sep 26

    Native integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions

    With the native integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Functions, you will be able to simply add a trigger function directly from your Azure Cosmos DB account.

    Sep 26

    Adaptive query processing support for Azure SQL Database

    SQL Server 2017 and Azure SQL Database introduce a new generation of query processing improvements that will adapt optimization strategies to your application workload’s runtime conditions.

    Sep 26

    Native scoring in Azure SQL Database

    Now available in Azure SQL Database, native scoring will allow you to score machine learning models generated by RevoScaleR or revoscalepy packages from Transact-SQL.

    Sep 26

    Graph support for Azure SQL Database

    Azure SQL Database will now offer fully integrated graph extensions, so users can define graph schema with graph objects.

    Sep 26

    Intelligent insights for Azure SQL Database

    Azure SQL Database built-in intelligence will continuously monitor database usage, detect disruptive events that can cause poor performance, and generate an intelligent insights diagnostic log.

    Sep 26

    Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database

    Announcing the public preview of Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database.

    Sep 26

    Azure SQL Database—Track and remediate potential database vulnerabilities

    Vulnerability Assessment is a scanning service built into the Azure SQL Database service. The service will employ a knowledge base of rules that will identify security vulnerabilities and deviations from best practices, such as misconfigurations, excessive permissions, and exposed sensitive data.

    Sep 26

    Premium elastic pools in Azure SQL Database

    Until now, the amount of storage available to Premium elastic pools in Azure SQL Database was limited to 750 GB. We're pleased to announce that this limit has increased to 4 TB for the largest Premium pools.

    Sep 25

    Public preview: SQL Vulnerability Assessment

    Azure SQL Database: Track and remediate potential database vulnerabilities with SQL Vulnerability Assessment.

    Sep 21

    Azure Cloud Shell: New CLI tools added and font-size selection

    Microsoft routinely maintains and updates Azure Cloud Shell, including the addition of new CLI tools to improve your productivity. Learn about the CLI tools we recently added.

    Sep 19

    Transparent data encryption with bring your own key (BYOK) support for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    We’re glad to announce the preview of transparent data encryption with bring your own key (BYOK) support for Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

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