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

Published date: April 10, 2019

While using Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is a recommended practice for data tier solutions in the cloud, Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now offers a choice to configure the time zone to meet the needs of the existing applications.


If your application stores date and time, invokes date and time functions, or schedules SQL Agent jobs with an implicit requirement for a specific time zone, you can now migrate to managed instance without any application changes.

A list of supported time zones is regularly updated with the new time zone definitions and changes to the existing ones.

The time zone of managed instance can be configured during the instance creation and cannot be modified once the instance has been created.

For more details, see Time Zone in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.

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