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    March 2019

    Mar 15

    Azure portal March 2019 update

    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.

    February 2019

    Feb 26
    Feb 25

    Azure SQL DB as reference data input

    Azure Stream Analytics now natively supports Azure SQL DB as a source of reference data input.

    Feb 12

    Advanced Data Security for SQL Database name changes

    Effective April 1, 2019, the names for Advanced Data Security for SQL Database will change.

    Feb 11

    SQL Database as a source of reference data input for Stream Analytics

    Users can use data in SQL Database to augment their stream processing logic.

    Feb 7

    Data Migration Assistant support for target readiness assessment for Azure SQL DB Managed Instance

    Data Migration Assistant support for target readiness assessment for Azure SQL DB Managed Instance is now available

    Feb 7

    SQL Server Migration Assistant support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    SQL Server Migration Assistant support for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now generally available.

    Feb 7

    Support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance online migrations

    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.

    January 2019

    Jan 23

    Support for Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database online migrations

    Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.

    Jan 23

    Support for Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL to Azure Database for PostgreSQL online migrations

    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.

    Jan 23

    Support for Amazon RDS for MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL online migrations

    Access generally available functionality in Azure Database Migration Service to migrate Amazon RDS for MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL while the source database remains online during migration.

    Jan 17

    Azure SQL Database: Upgraded infrastructure for monitoring and alerts

    Azure SQL Database is upgrading the infrastructure for monitoring and alerts from January 22, 2019 to January 28, 2019.

    Jan 17

    Public preview: Token-based identity for Azure AD users in SQL Database

    Customers with data in Azure SQL Database can now manage users and their access to data in SQL Database when integrating with Power BI Embedded.

    Jan 15

    GitHub Enterprise support and automatic GitHub service connections in pipelines - Sprint 146 Update

    In the Sprint 146 Update of Azure DevOps, we improved our GitHub integration with Azure Pipelines. The "New build pipeline" wizard can now create pipelines for GitHub Enterprise repositories.

    Jan 9

    Support for SQL to Azure SQL Database online migrations

    Migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.

    Jan 9

    Additional compute levels added to vCore-based Azure SQL databases and elastic pools

    The range of available compute resources for vCore-based elastic pools and single databases has been expanded within the General Purpose, Business Critical and Hyperscale service tiers. This reflects our commitment to provide more flexibility and choice when converting DTU-based deployments and right-sizing workloads for the cloud.

    December 2018

    Dec 19

    Dev/test pricing for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now available

    Dev/test pricing is now available for SQL Database Managed Instance as part of the Azure Enterprise dev/test offer, providing a cost-effective way to run your development and testing workloads on Azure SQL Database.

    Dec 19

    Support for SQL to Azure SQL DB Managed Instance online migrations

    Users can now migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance with minimal downtime by using generally available functionality in the Azure Database Migration Service.

    Dec 4

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance—Business-critical service tier now available

    Designed for mission-critical business apps with high I/O requirements, business critical supports high availability with the highest level of storage and compute redundancy. Additionally, you can save up to 80 percent off the license-included full price when you apply Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and reserved capacity pricing. Learn more about Managed Instance business critical and other Managed Instance updates in our announcement blog.

    November 2018

    Nov 30

    Move to Azure Resource Manager REST APIs for Azure SQL Database

    Azure Resource Manager is our cloud infrastructure stack that fully replaces the classic Azure Service Manager deployment model. As a result, support for Service Manager REST APIs for Azure SQL Database will be retired on December 1, 2019.

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