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Azure Data Factory V2 supports Azure AD authentication for Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse, as an alternative to SQL Server authentication.
Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database is generally available in all Azure regions.
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.
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.
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.
Azure SQL Database will now offer fully integrated graph extensions, so users can define graph schema with graph objects.
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.
Announcing the public preview of Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database.
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.
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.
Azure SQL Database: Track and remediate potential database vulnerabilities with SQL Vulnerability Assessment.
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.
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.
Now generally available, storage add-ons allow the purchase of extra storage without having to increase DTUs or eDTUs.
Use mssql-scripter, an open-source command-line interface, to generate database scripts in Azure Cloud Shell.
You can use mssql-scripter on Linux, macOS, and Windows to generate DDL and DML T-SQL scripts for database objects in SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Azure SQL Data Sync provides unidirectional and bidirectional data synchronization capabilities between Azure SQL Database and SQL Server endpoints deployed anywhere in the world.
Azure SQL Database will be accessible only through the Azure portal from July 1, 2017.
SQL Analytics, a solution based on Azure Log Analytics, will help manage and monitor your Azure SQL databases. Get visibility into the health, performance, and usage of your SQL databases using dashboard views, with detailed reporting and alerting built into the solution.
All new Azure SQL databases will be encrypted with transparent data encryption by default, to make it easier for everyone to benefit from encryption at rest.