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Serverless SQL pool released a new version of SSMS and ADS which improves scripting in object explorer and increases stability.
Azure Synapse Link now offers preview support for querying Azure Cosmos DB data with Synapse SQL serverless.
Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to enable Optimized Row Columnar (ORC) format to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.
Public Preview: Data Factory adds SQL Managed Instance (SQL MI) support for ADF Data Flows and Synapse Data Flows
Azure Data Factory (ADF) is adding new connector support to SQL MI as a source and sink to data flows in ADF and Synapse Analytics in ADLS and Blob Store.
We are introducing a guided UI experience in the Synapse Studio that enables users to deploy machine learning models from the Azure Machine Learning model registry directly to Azure Synapse for inferencing.
New Common Data Model connector for Apache Spark in Azure Synapse Analytics & Azure Databricks (in preview)
This new Spark CDM connector requires zero configuration and is pre-installed with Azure Synapse Analytics. It can also be installed and used with Azure Databricks.
Azure Synapse Analytics already provides a breadth of options that can be used to handle sensitive data in a secure manner—we are expanding that support with the introduction of Column Level Encryption (CLE).
Users can now synchronize two tables in a single step, streamlining the data processing using a single step statement while improving code readability and debugging.
The COPY command can now automatically parse your files to calculate file splits and can evenly distribute data chunks across the Synapse SQL compute nodes for parallel ingestion.
With a brand new output connector to Synapse SQL Pools, Stream Analytics can now support throughput rates even higher than 200MB/sec while ensuring ultra-low latencies.
Azure AD authentication features for Azure SQL DB, Azure Synapse Analytics, and Azure SQL Managed Instance
These new preview features extend existing functionality, remove user limitations, and provide customers with greater ease of use when setting up Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance.
Optimize performance on caching and shuffle with new services from Apache Spark for Azure Synapse
Analyze MongoDB data stored in Azure Cosmos DB collections using Azure Synapse Link.
Run analytical T-SQL queries and build near-real time Power BI dashboards over Azure Cosmos DB data.
New Advisor cost optimization enhancements help you optimize and reduce your overall Azure spend.
The Azure CLI continues to expand with support for new Azure services. This release includes 23 new modules to manage as many Azure services.
Transparent data encryption (TDE) helps protect Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and Synapse SQL in Azure Synapse Analytics against the threat of malicious offline activity by encrypting data at rest.
For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage and management of the database encryption key (also known as TDE protector) and enables central management of keys in Azure Key Vault.
Azure Data Factory adds new features for ADF pipelines, Synapse pipelines and data flow formats
Effective July 1, 2020, the meter IDs of Azure Synapse Analytics will change.
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