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May 2020

May 19

High throughput output from Stream Analytics to Azure Synapse Analytics (preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics jobs now have the ability to output to an existing SQL pool table in Azure Synapse Analytics, and to process throughput rates up to 200 MB/s.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

High throughput output from Azure Stream Analytics to Azure Synapse Analytics in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics jobs now have the ability to output to an existing SQL pool table in Azure Synapse Analytics, and to process throughput rates up to 200 Mbps.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Synapse Link for Azure Cosmos DB is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Get near real-time insights on operational data in Azure Cosmos DB with Azure Synapse Link, a cloud-native hybrid transactional and analytical processing (HTAP) capability. Azure Synapse Link creates a tight integration between Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Synapse Analytics.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Build
May 19

Azure Synapse Analytics features availability now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Try the new Azure Synapse features now available in preview.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Build
May 14

Azure Private Link is now generally available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Key Vault
  • Backup Server
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
May 13

Azure SQL Auditing to storage account behind Virtual Network and firewall now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an Azure storage account destination behind an Azure Virtual Network or firewall is now in general availability.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Security

March 2020

Mar 17

Announcing Azure Private Link GA for Azure Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Key Vault
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Event Hubs
  • Service Bus
  • App Service
  • Event Grid
  • Container Registry
  • App Configuration
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Compliance
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services

January 2020

Jan 18

Azure Data Factory supports loading data into Azure Synapse Analytics using COPY statement

IN PREVIEW

Azure Synapse Analytics introduced a new COPY statement (preview) which provides the most flexibility for high-throughput data ingestion.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features

November 2019

Nov 11

Azure Synapse Analytics—Continuous integration and deployment with SSDT is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The highest requested feature for Azure Synapse Analytics is now available—SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) Database projects. This release includes support for SSDT with Visual Studio 2019, along with native platform integration with Azure DevOps, providing built-in continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) capabilities for enterprise level deployments.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Nov 5

Azure Private Link is now available in all regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Private Link, which provides private connectivity to Azure services, is now available in all regions.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
Nov 4

Introducing Azure Synapse Analytics: A limitless analytics service with unmatched time to insight

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Azure Synapse Analytics, a limitless analytics service, that brings together enterprise data warehousing and Big Data analytics. It gives you the freedom to query data on your terms, using either serverless on-demand or provisioned resources, at scale.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services

October 2019

Oct 3

Azure Data Share—Support for sharing data from Azure SQL and SQL Data Warehouse

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Share service has added support for snapshot-based sharing from Azure SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse. It's now possible to share both structured data (from Azure SQL and SQL DW) and unstructured data (from Azure Data Lake Store and Blob storage) with centralized management and governance.

  • Azure Data Share
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features

September 2019

Sep 16

Azure Private Link is now available in preview

IN PREVIEW

Target availability: Q3 2019

Connect to services in your Azure virtual networks more securely and privately with Azure Private Link, now available in preview.

  • Virtual Network
  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Security
  • Services
Sep 9

Monthly payment options are now available for Azure reservations

NOW AVAILABLE

Lower your upfront payment by selecting monthly payment options—at no additional cost—when purchasing Azure reservations.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
Sep 6

SQL Server Data Tools is now available with Visual Studio 2019 Preview

IN PREVIEW

SQL Server Data Tools preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now downloadable with the latest preview release of Visual Studio 2019. SQL Server Data Tools enables a stable change management and deployment experience when developing your data analytics solution using SQL Data Warehouse.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
Sep 4

Reserved Capacity for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Now Available in Additional 18 Regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Today, we are announcing Reserved Capacity for SQL Data Warehouse in an additional 18 regions.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

June 2019

Jun 26

Azure Data Factory enriches PolyBase support for loading data into SQL DW

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory seamlessly integrates with Polybase to empower you to ingest data into SQL DW performantly. ADF now adds support for loading data from ADLS Gen2 and from Blob with VNet service endpoint using PolyBase.

  • Data Factory
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features

May 2019

May 9

Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that impacted EA customers only.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • HDInsight
  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
May 8

Result-set Caching for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time-to-insight for business analysts and reporting users

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
May 8

Ordered Clustered Columnstore Indexes for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build

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