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February 2019

Feb 7

Support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance online migrations

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Managed Instance

January 2019

Jan 23

Support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database online migrations

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure SQL Database
Jan 9

Support for SQL to Azure SQL Database online migrations

NOW AVAILABLE

Migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Database Migration Service
Jan 9

Additional compute levels added to vCore-based Azure SQL databases and elastic pools

NOW AVAILABLE

The range of available compute resources for vCore-based elastic pools and single databases has been expanded within the General Purpose, Business Critical and Hyperscale service tiers. This reflects our commitment to provide more flexibility and choice when converting DTU-based deployments and right-sizing workloads for the cloud.

  • Azure SQL Database

December 2018

Dec 19

Support for SQL to Azure SQL DB Managed Instance online migrations

NOW AVAILABLE

Users can now migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure SQL Database
Dec 19

Dev/test pricing for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Dev/test pricing is now available for SQL Database Managed Instance as part of the Azure Enterprise dev/test offer, providing a cost-effective way to run your development and testing workloads on Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
Dec 4

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance—Business-critical service tier now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Designed for mission-critical business apps with high I/O requirements, business critical supports high availability with the highest level of storage and compute redundancy. Additionally, you can save up to 80 percent off the license-included full price when you apply Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and reserved capacity pricing. Learn more about Managed Instance business critical and other Managed Instance updates in our announcement blog.

  • Azure SQL Database

November 2018

Nov 28

Azure SQL DB Managed Instance recommendation for Database Migration Assistant

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance SKU Recommendation for Database Migration Assistant is now in preview.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
Nov 26

General availability: Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in two additional regions: West Europe and South-East Asia.

  • Azure SQL Database
Nov 7

Azure portal November 2018 update

NOW AVAILABLE

See updates to the Azure portal in November 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Marketplace
  • Recovery Services
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics

October 2018

Oct 31

Azure SQL Database managed instance business critical tier

NOW AVAILABLE

The business-critical performance tier will be generally available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance on December 1, 2018. Save up to 80 percent off the license-included full price when you apply Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and reserved capacity pricing.

  • Managed Instance
  • Azure SQL Database
Oct 24

SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical GUID changes

Effective December 1, 2018, resource GUIDs for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical will change to simplify billing practices.

  • Azure SQL Database
Oct 22

Azure portal October update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal received updates in October 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Azure mobile app
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Azure Advisor
  • Service Fabric
  • Virtual WAN
  • Activity Log
  • Azure Managed Applications
  • Automation
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Oct 17

Azure SQL Database dev/test pricing available as part of Azure Enterprise dev/test offer

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available for vCore-based resource types in Azure SQL Database (excluding Managed Instance), dev/test pricing provides a cost-effective way to run your development and testing workloads on Azure SQL Database. With dev/test pricing for Azure SQL Database, you can save up to 55 percent versus list prices.

  • Azure SQL Database
Oct 4

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance name change and GUID migration

Region names and resource GUIDs for Managed Instance General Purpose SQL License were changed on September 27, 2018.

  • Azure SQL Database

September 2018

Sep 26

Stream Analytics: Parallel SQL write operations

NOW AVAILABLE

To achieve fully parallel topologies, Azure Stream Analytics will transition SQL writes from serial to parallel operations while simultaneously allowing for batch size customizations.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Sep 24

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance general purpose

IN DEVELOPMENT

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance general purpose will become generally available on October 1, 2018. Managed Instance provides the best of SQL Server with the benefits of a fully-managed service, allowing you to migrate your on-premises workloads to the cloud with minimal changes. The general purpose performance tier provides balanced and scalable compute and storage options that fit most business workloads.

  • Azure SQL Database
Sep 24

Azure Database Migration Service: SQL to Azure SQL DB Managed Instance online migrations

IN PREVIEW

Migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using preview functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Managed Instance
Sep 24

Azure Database Migration Service: SQL to Azure SQL Database offline migration support

NOW AVAILABLE

Now generally available, the Azure Database Migration Service provides you the ability to assess SQL Server workloads running on-premises or on VMs, and to perform offline migrations to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
  • Azure SQL Database

July 2018

Jul 16

Public preview: Business Critical service tier in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

IN PREVIEW

Business Critical service tier, designed for applications with the highest availability and I/O requirements, is now available in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

  • Azure SQL Database

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