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8/15/2018 SQL Database Updated Feature We are pleased to announce the August 2018 release of the Azure Database Migration Service (DMS), which includes the following key updates. Virtual network (VNET) guidance for DMS service creation and SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance migration updates. Link Link Details
8/8/2018 SQL Database General Availability We are excited to announce the general availability of Azure SQL Database reserved capacity, now available for single and elastic pool databases—expanding our commitment to making Azure the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads. This new pricing option enables you to save up to 33 percent1 compared to license-included pricing by pre-paying for your SQL database vCores for a one or three-year term. Link Link Details
7/18/2018 SQL Database General Availability The vCore-based purchasing model for the Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database deployment options is generally available. The vCore-based purchasing model reflects our commitment to customer choice by providing flexibility, control, and transparency. As an additional benefit, the vCore-based model makes the Elastic Pool and Single Database options eligible for up to 55 percent savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. Link Link Details
6/18/2018 SQL Database General Availability We are delighted to announce the general availability (GA) of Azure SQL Data Sync! Azure SQL Data Sync allows you to synchronize data between Azure SQL Database and any other SQL endpoints unidirectionally or bidirectionally. It enables hybrid SQL deployment and allows local data access from both Azure and on-premises application. It also allows you to deploy your data applications globally with a local copy of data in each region, and keep data synchronized across all the regions. It will significantly improve the application response time and reliability by eliminating the impact of network latency and connection failure rate. Link Link Details
5/18/2018 SQL Database General Availability We are delighted to announce the general availability of SQL Vulnerability Assessment for Azure SQL Database! SQL Vulnerability Assessment (VA) provides you a one-stop-shop to discover, track and remediate potential database vulnerabilities. It helps give you visibility into your security state, and includes actionable steps to investigate, manage and resolve security issues, and enhance your database fortifications. VA is available for Azure SQL Database customers as well as for on-premises SQL Server customers via SSMS. Link Link Details
5/4/2018 SQL Database Preview Feature Following the recent announcement of the vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database, we are excited to offer additional compute and storage configurations, including support of the Generation 5 compute platform. This addition reflects our commitment to supporting a wider range of database applications with the flexibility, control, and transparency enabled by the vCore-based configurations. The new configuration options are eligible for up to 30 percent savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. Link Link Details
4/5/2018 SQL Database Preview Features We’re excited to announce the preview of an additional purchasing model with Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database deployment options. Recently announced with SQL Database Managed Instance, the vCore-based purchasing model reflects our commitment to customer choice by providing flexibility, control, and transparency. As with Managed Instance, the vCore-based model makes the Elastic Pool and Single Database options eligible for up to 30 percent savings with the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. Link Link Details
4/5/2018 SQL Database Preview Features Following last month's announcement of zone-redundant database support, Azure SQL Database is further expanding the power of databases and elastic pools by including read scale-out support in the Premium and Business Critical service tiers. Link Link Details
3/8/2018 SQL Database New Features The latest update to the public preview of Azure Database Migration Service includes support for on-premises migrations from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance. Link Link Details
3/7/2018 SQL Database Preview Features We are delighted to announce the public preview of SQL Information Protection, introducing advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labeling, and protecting the sensitive data in your databases. Similar capabilities are also being introduced for on-premises SQL Server via SQL Server Management Studio. Link Link Details

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