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    April 2019

    Apr 10

    Public Preview: Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now brings even more compatibility by offering a choice of time zone to eliminate need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud.

    March 2019

    Mar 29

    General availability: Read scale-out support for Azure SQL Database

    Azure SQL Database's read scale-out support in the Premium and Business Critical service tiers are now generally available.

    February 2019

    Feb 26
    Feb 25

    Data Migration Assistant support for Cassandra to Azure Cosmos DB assessment

    Now in preview, the Data Migration Assistant provides support to help with migrating data from Cassandra to Azure Cosmos DB.

    Feb 25

    Azure SQL DB as reference data input

    Azure Stream Analytics now natively supports Azure SQL DB as a source of reference data input.

    Feb 11

    SQL Database as a source of reference data input for Stream Analytics

    Users can use data in SQL Database to augment their stream processing logic.

    Feb 7

    Data Migration Assistant support for target readiness assessment for Azure SQL DB Managed Instance

    Data Migration Assistant support for target readiness assessment for Azure SQL DB Managed Instance is now available

    Feb 7

    SQL Server Migration Assistant support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    SQL Server Migration Assistant support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now generally available.

    Feb 7

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

    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.

    January 2019

    Jan 23

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

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

    Jan 9

    Support for SQL to Azure SQL Database online migrations

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

    Jan 9

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

    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.

    December 2018

    Dec 19

    Support for SQL to Azure SQL DB Managed Instance online migrations

    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.

    Dec 19

    Dev/test pricing for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is 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.

    Dec 4

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance—Business-critical service tier 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.

    November 2018

    Nov 28

    Azure SQL DB Managed Instance recommendation for Database Migration Assistant

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

    Nov 26

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

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

    October 2018

    Oct 31

    Azure SQL Database managed instance business critical tier

    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.

    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.

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