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    February 2016

    Feb 22

    Preview: Temporal tables in Azure SQL Database

    With temporal tables in Azure SQL Database, you can efficiently track and analyze data history without custom coding.

    Feb 4

    General availability: Azure SQL Database Query Performance Insight

    Gain insights into the performance of your Azure SQL Database queries with Query Performance Insight.

    January 2016

    Jan 23

    New T-SQL programmability features in Azure SQL Database

    New programmability features that are implemented in SQL Server 2016 are also available in Azure SQL Database.

    Jan 14

    General availability: SQL Database Index Advisor

    Improve the performance of your Azure SQL Databases by using index tuning recommendations provided by Index Advisor.

    November 2015

    Nov 30

    General availability: SQL Database Row-Level Security block predicates

    The Row-Level Security feature in Azure SQL Database now supports block predicates, which prevent a user from inserting, updating, or deleting rows that violate access criteria.

    Nov 9

    Compatibility level 130 for Azure SQL Database V12

    On an Azure SQL Database V12 server, the maximum compatibility level for a database is 130. This same maximum applies on Microsoft SQL Server 2016 (currently at pre-release CTP3).

    Nov 6

    General availability: Azure SQL Database Query Store

    With Azure SQL Database Query Store, comprehensive historical data about queries, execution plans, and performance is now at your fingertips.

    Nov 5

    Public preview: Azure SQL Database Threat Detection

    Azure SQL Database Threat Detection detects anomalous database activities that could present potential security threats.

    Nov 4

    Public preview: Always Encrypted for Azure SQL Database

    Always Encrypted protects sensitive data that is stored in Azure SQL Database.

    October 2015

    Oct 28

    General availability: Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Database

    Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Database limits the exposure of sensitive data by masking it to non-privileged users.

    Oct 28

    Public preview: In-Memory OLTP and Real-Time Operational Analytics for Azure SQL Database

    In-Memory OLTP and Real-Time Operational Analytics are available for preview in Premium databases in Azure SQL Database.

    Oct 15

    General availability: Full-Text Search for Azure SQL Database

    For applications that manage and store character-based data in Azure SQL Database, Full-Text Search integrates fast, rich search functionality into the database platform.

    Oct 15

    Secure data in Azure SQL Database with authentication, authorization, and encryption

    Azure SQL Database offers a portfolio of features to help secure your data from malicious and unauthorized users.

    Oct 14

    General availability: Transparent Data Encryption for Azure SQL Database

    Transparent Data Encryption for Azure SQL Database protects your data and helps you meet compliance requirements.

    Oct 12

    General availability: Azure SQL Database Full-Text Search

    Full-Text Search in Azure SQL Database supports richer search capabilities in your cloud applications.

    Oct 12

    Public preview: Row-Level Security block predicates for SQL Database

    Block predicates are now available as a preview enhancement for Row-Level Security on Azure SQL Database. Block predicates enable security policies to prevent users from inserting, updating, and/or deleting rows that violate the predicate.

    Oct 12

    Public preview: Extended Events for Azure SQL Database

    Along with Query Data Store (QDS) and DMVs, Extended Events feature provides enhanced monitoring and troubleshooting experience for your Azure SQL Database.

    Oct 5

    Preview: Azure SQL Database Query Performance Insight

    Deep dive into the performance and resource consumption of your database by using Azure SQL Database Query Performance Insights.

    September 2015

    Sep 4

    Public Preview: Azure SQL Database Elastic Database Basic and Premium tiers

    Now in public preview, the Elastic Database Basic tier enables small, less demanding databases to be combined in a pool, while the Premium tier allows larger, more demanding databases to be pooled.

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