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Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance eliminating need for any changes in the existing applications when migrating to cloud is now generally available.
Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.
Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for databases, containers, and offers in Azure Resource Manager.
Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage.
Azure SQL Database managed instance SKU recommendation for Data Migration Assistant is now available
Expand the scope of on-premises SQL Server assessments to migrate legacy SQL Server instances to Azure SQL Database managed instances with the new Azure SQL Database SKU recommendation functionality, which is now generally available.
The new Hyperscale service tier for Azure SQL Database is highly scalable, enabling a database to grow as needed with support for up to 100TB.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now brings even more application compatibility by offering a choice of server-level collation to meet the needs of the existing applications that should be migrated to azure cloud. This eliminates need for changes in the existing applications that are not using SQL Server instances with default server-level collation when they are migrated to Azure cloud
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.
Azure is now the first major public cloud with end-to-end security for IoT for your devices, hubs and cloud resources. We are adding advanced threat protection for IoT to three key services: Azure Security Center, Azure Sentinel and Azure IoT Hub.
Azure SQL Database's read scale-out support in the Premium and Business Critical service tiers are now generally available.
Learn about updates to the Azure portal for March 2019, including Virtual Network Gateway overview page changes, new full-screen DNS Zone and Load Balancer create blades, and Azure Management Group integration with Activity Log.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance supports renaming databases.
Azure Stream Analytics now natively supports Azure SQL DB as a source of reference data input.
Effective April 1, 2019, the names for Advanced Data Security for SQL Database will change.
Users can use data in SQL Database to augment their stream processing logic.
Data Migration Assistant support for target readiness assessment for Azure SQL DB Managed Instance is now available
SQL Server Migration Assistant support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now generally available.
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.
Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.
Access generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service to migrate Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL while the source database remains online during migration.