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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.
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.
Azure SQL Database is upgrading the infrastructure for monitoring and alerts from January 22, 2019 to January 28, 2019.
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.
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.
Migrate SQL Server databases to Azure SQL Database with minimal downtime by using Azure Database Migration Service.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.