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    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.

    • Data Factory
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features

    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Virtual Network

    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Sep 26

    Virtual Network service endpoints in Azure SQL Database

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

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Sep 25

    Public preview: SQL Vulnerability Assessment

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

    • Azure SQL Database
    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.

    • Batch
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Storage Accounts
    • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
    • Management
    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.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Sep 19

    Storage add-ons now generally available in Azure SQL Database

    Now generally available, storage add-ons allow the purchase of extra storage without having to increase DTUs or eDTUs.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features

    August 2017

    Aug 23

    Azure Cloud Shell: Generate scripts by using mssql-scripter

    Use mssql-scripter, an open-source command-line interface, to generate database scripts in Azure Cloud Shell.

    • Cloud Shell
    • Cloud Services
    • Microsoft Azure portal
    • Azure SQL Database
    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services

    July 2017

    Jul 19

    Azure SQL DB: Generate scripts by using mssql-scripter

    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 Database
    • Management
    • SDK and Tools

    June 2017

    Jun 30

    Azure SQL Data Sync generally available

    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
    • Features
    Jun 23

    Azure SQL Database accessible only through the Azure portal from July 1, 2017

    Azure SQL Database will be accessible only through the Azure portal from July 1, 2017.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Services
    Jun 14

    Azure SQL Analytics solution preview

    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features

    May 2017

    May 2

    Newly created Azure SQL databases will be encrypted at rest by default

    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.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features

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