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    May 2019

    May 22

    General Availability: Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    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.

    May 15

    Reserved instance pricing in the Dev/Test Offer

    Reserved instances discounts are now available for VMs and Azure SQL Database instances created in your Dev/Test offer subscriptions.

    May 15

    Enhanced Azure Resource Manager support for Azure Cosmos DB is now available

    Azure Cosmos DB now provides support for databases, containers, and offers in Azure Resource Manager.

    May 6

    Azure SQL Database serverless compute tier is now in preview

    Azure SQL Database serverless is a new compute tier that optimizes price performance and simplifies performance management for databases with intermittent, unpredictable usage.

    May 6

    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.

    May 6

    Azure SQL Database Hyperscale support for single databases is now 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.

    April 2019

    Apr 18

    Server-level collations in Managed Instance are globally available

    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

    Apr 10

    Public Preview: Time zone choice for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

    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.

    Apr 3

    Azure Security Center for IoT in public preview

    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.

    March 2019

    Mar 29

    General availability: Read scale-out support for Azure SQL Database

    Azure SQL Database's read scale-out support in the Premium and Business Critical service tiers are now generally available.

    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.

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