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    July 2019

    Jul 15

    Announcing Azure Migration Program

    Azure Migration Program, which allows customers and partners to apply to work directly with Microsoft to plan and implement Azure migration projects, is now available. Using proven Microsoft cloud adoption methodologies, tools, resources, and best practices, you’ll simplify and accelerate your Azure cloud migration with an approach that’s tailored to your organization’s unique needs.

    • Azure Migrate
    • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
    • Azure Database Migration Service
    • Microsoft Inspire

    June 2019

    Jun 20

    Public Preview: Backup support for SQL Server 2008 and 2008 R2 for Azure Virtual Machines

    Azure Backup is an enterprise-scale, zero-infrastructure solution that protects SQL Server VM in Azure without the need to deploy and manage any backup infrastructure. This offering is already generally available for more recent SQL Server versions , and today we are excited to announce Azure Backup support for EOS SQL 2008 and 2008 R2 in public preview.

    • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
    • Services
    Jun 12

    Advanced Data Security available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines

    Advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines. Protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities using just a few simple steps.

    • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
    • Security

    March 2019

    Mar 6

    Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are available now

    Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are now available for purchase

    • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings


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