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Overview

Azure SQL Database is a general-purpose relational database, provided as a managed service. With it, you can create a highly available and high-performance data storage layer for the applications and solutions in Azure. SQL Database can be the right choice for a variety of modern cloud applications because it enables you to process both relational data and non-relational structures, such as graphs, JSON, spatial, and XML.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 8/5/2020, Video, 0:03:14
    Azure SQL for beginners is a series to help bring SQL Server professionals to Azure SQL (Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance, and SQL Server in Azure VM). In this...
  2. 10/27/2020, Video, 0:09:27
    You need to ensure that you are getting the maximum value and performance from your Azure SQL Database for minimum cost. Learn the differences between the Basic, Standard, and...
  3. 9/30/2017, Video, 1:08:56
    Azure SQL Database built-in intelligence features will maximize both performance and security of your applications, dramatically reducing the costs of running and managing...
  4. 1/14/2020, Video, 1:05:28
    SQL Server is the world’s leading operational database. Today 98 of the Fortune 100 companies use it to power their mission critical applications across all verticals. In this...

Learning

Learning Paths

Migrate application workloads and data to Azure
Published: 3/6/2020, Length: 3:14:00
Migrate application workloads and data to Azure
Implement a secure environment for a database service
Published: 8/2/2020, Length: 1:52:00
Implement SQL Server-based options for authentication and authorization, as well as Azure options for securing Azure SQL databases. Explore encryption, firewalls and advanced threat protection.
Migrate an ASP.NET web application to Azure with Visual Studio
Published: 6/30/2020, Length: 1:17:00
Migrate an ASP.NET web application to Azure with Visual Studio

Learning Modules

Manage Azure PaaS resources using automated methods
Published: 9/18/2020, Length: 0:34:00
Putting it all together with Azure SQL
Published: 8/5/2020, Length: 0:54:00
Migrate SQL Workloads to Azure Managed Instances
Published: 3/31/2020, Length: 1:04:00
Explore performance-based design
Published: 9/11/2020, Length: 0:50:00
Migrate SQL Workloads to Azure SQL Databases
Published: 3/31/2020, Length: 0:28:00

Azure SQL Database News

5/19/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction:   Many of you may have been focused on analytics for years and have shown audacity, acumen, and determination in improving your decision-making and the decisions of those around...
5/18/2022, MS Tech Community
Microsoft Build will begin Tuesday, May 24 at 8:30 AM PDT with our annual keynote. Attendees can then participate in live segments, breakout sessions, Learn Live workshops, and more.   We are...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction   In this blog, we discuss different strategies for archiving data within a database. These strategies are independent of and not related to high availability and disaster recovery...
5/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Microsoft Build will take place online from Tuesday, May 24th to Thursday, May 26th. Build will kick off with the annual keynote on Tuesday, May 24th at 8:30 AM PDT. Attendees will be able to...
5/16/2022, MS Tech Community
When we automate Azure SQL DB index and statistics maintenance using Azure Automation, we can monitor the automation job status by forwarding runbook job data to a Log Analytics workspace and...
5/16/2022, MS Tech Community
Hello ladies and gentlemen, How many times have you found yourself in the need of monitoring a custom KPI? How many times did you need to react to a situation in which a given number of records...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
Infrastructure: Multiple Azure SQL DB instances Multiple databases in total Multiple instances consist of multiple databases Different subscriptions exist for different environments (Dev, UAT,...
5/13/2022, MS Tech Community
In the previous post, Migrate Amazon RDS for SQL Server to Azure SQL Managed Instance - Overview (microsoft.com), we have introduced an overview of the series and summarized different migration...
5/12/2022, MS Tech Community
In this episode of Data Exposed: SQL Insider Series, Laura Grob and Anna Hoffman will take a look at how you can restore an Azure SQL DB database from the long-term retention (LTR) backups when...
5/12/2022, MS Tech Community
In this episode of Data Exposed: SQL Insider Series, Laura Grob and Anna Hoffman will take a look at how you can restore an Azure SQL DB database from the long-term retention (LTR) backups when...
5/11/2022, Service Updates
General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL.
5/11/2022,
It’s Spring! Chery trees are in full bloom (at least in my backyard), weather is warming up (in the northern hemisphere) and Build is just around the corner. If you have not done so yet, register...
4/29/2022, MS Tech Community
We often have support cases where our customers need to know the difference between a connectivity and an execution timeout. In this video we are going to explain what an execution timeout is,...
4/27/2022, Service Updates
Data storage limits have increased over 30% for selected mid-size compute configurations to help reduce costs.
4/27/2022, Service Updates
Generally available enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL.
4/27/2022, Service Updates
Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL.
4/27/2022, MS Tech Community
We are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of change data capture (CDC) in Azure SQL Database.What is Change data capture (CDC)? CDC provides historical change information for a...
4/27/2022, MS Tech Community
  We are excited to announce Preview of short-term backup retention up to 35 days in the Hyperscale tier of Azure SQL Database. Before this improvement, Hyperscale supported backup retention up...
4/27/2022, MS Tech Community
  We are excited to announce Preview of short-term backup retention up to 35 days in the Hyperscale tier of Azure SQL Database. Before this improvement, Hyperscale supported backup retention up...
4/26/2022, MS Tech Community
You’ve probably been told that Azure Synapse is just for very large data projects. Which is true. It is designed for limitless storage and super powerful compute. But there are ways to start with...