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    November 2018

    Nov 12

    Additional workload insights for advanced performance tuning with SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Advisor and Azure Monitor are configured by default for SQL Data Warehouse to automatically deliver you workload insights at no additional cost. We have now enhanced this experience.

    October 2018

    September 2018

    Sep 27

    Public preview: Azure Cost Management

    Azure Cost Management is in preview. It can help you understand how and where you're accruing costs in the cloud, and how to keep costs down.

    Sep 24

    SQL Data Warehouse intelligent insights

    Get intelligent insights to ensure your data warehouse is consistently optimized for performance with SQL Data Warehouse intelligent insights.

    Sep 24

    Azure Advisor: New recommendations and tighter integrations

    Additional recommendations are now available in Azure Advisor, your personalized guide to Azure best practices. Advisor is a free service that helps you optimize your Azure resources to reduce costs, boost performance, strengthen security, and improve reliability.

    August 2018

    Aug 2

    Automatic recommendations help optimize performance with SQL Data Warehouse

    Automatic intelligent insights to optimize performance with SQL Data Warehouse

    November 2017

    Nov 17

    Azure Advisor—New dashboard, downloadable reports, and Advisor configuration

    Azure Advisor, now generally available, is your personalized cloud service for Azure best practices that will help you optimize Azure resources for high availability, security, performance, and cost.

    Nov 15

    Azure Advisor: New dashboard, downloadable reports, and configuration

    Azure Advisor brings an all-new dashboard to help you more easily review the overall status of your recommendations across multiple subscriptions, downloadable reports, and customization options.

    March 2017

    Mar 31

    General availability: Azure Advisor

    Azure Advisor is generally available. It's a personalized recommendation guide that helps you follow best practices to optimize your Azure resources.

    December 2016

    Dec 7

    Query Store is turned on by default for Azure SQL Database

    Effective immediately, Query Store is turned on by default in all new and existing databases in Azure SQL Database (including elastic database pools).

    September 2016

    Sep 29

    Improved automatic tuning boosts Azure SQL Database performance

    Now customers can run their production workload in SQL Database for a day, and Advisor will provide relevant tuning recommendations to improve performance.

    Sep 6

    Major update to SQL Database Advisor makes database performance tuning much faster

    SQL Database Advisor is now significantly faster when tuning your database performance, requiring only a day of activity before producing the tuning recommendations.

    May 2016

    May 12

    General availability: SQL Database Advisor and Performance dashboard

    SQL Database Advisor and the Performance dashboard are now generally available in the Azure portal.

    March 2016

    Mar 14

    Enhancements to the Azure portal

    Various bug fixes and feature enhancements to the Azure portal.

    Mar 8

    App Service advisor: Recommendations

    Live recommendations for resource exhaustion have been released to the App Service advisor, and a feedback option is available.

    Mar 8

    General availability: Azure SQL Database Query Store

    Azure SQL Database Query Store collects detailed historical information about all queries, significantly reducing the time to diagnose and resolve performance issues.

    Mar 8

    General availability: Azure SQL Database Index Advisor

    Azure SQL Database Index Advisor helps you improve the performance of your databases by providing index recommendations based on your historical database usage.

    January 2016

    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.

    July 2015

    Jul 1

    Preview: Azure SQL Database Index Advisor

    Use Azure SQL Database Index Advisor to improve your database performance.

    April 2015

    Apr 29

    Service Tier Advisor for Azure SQL Database is available

    Service Tier Advisor analyzes the performance and feature requirements for individual databases to provide insights to help you choose the correct tier and performance level for your Azure SQL Database upgrade.

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