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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. 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...
  2. 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...

Azure SQL Database Videos

Azure SQL Zone Redundant Configuration for High Availability | Data Exposed
0:05:55
Azure SQL: What to use When + What's new | INT121B
0:28:56
5/26/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Developer
Ask the Team: Azure SQL Database | COM14
1:00:57
5/26/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Developer
Optimize price-performance using Azure SQL Database serverless | INT122A
0:26:16
Private Link for Azure SQL Database - Part 2 | Data Exposed
0:18:02
5/21/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Developer

Azure SQL Database News

6/1/2020, Service Updates
For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage...
5/27/2020, Service Updates
Azure SQL is the family of SQL cloud databases providing flexible deployment options for a wide variety of application patterns and control requirements.
5/27/2020, Service Updates
Machine Learning services with support for R and Python languages now include limited preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.
5/19/2020, Service Updates
Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity authentication with Azure SQL Database.
5/19/2020, Service Updates
Azure Stream Analytics now supports managed identity authentication with Azure SQL Database.
5/13/2020, Service Updates
We have been listening to feedback around the need to store Azure SQL audit logs in a secure location, and are excited to announce today that writing database events via Azure SQL Auditing to an...
4/27/2020, James Serra's Blog
It used to be that the only way to use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) against Azure SQL Database Managed Instance (SQLMI) was to create a VM on the same VNET as SQLMI and use SSMS on that...
4/15/2020, Service Updates
Azure SQL Database Hyperscale now fully supports change tracking, a lightweight solution that provides an efficient change tracking mechanism for applications. Use Azure SQL engine’s native...
4/1/2020, Service Updates
Beginning May 1, 2020, you'll be able to deploy managed instances only to subnets delegated to the Microsoft.Sql\managedInstance resource provider.
3/18/2020, Service Updates
Connect privately from an Azure Virtual Network to Azure SQL Database using Private Link, now in general availability.
3/17/2020, Service Updates
Azure Private Link now includes multiple new services available in Preview and GA.
3/12/2020, Service Updates
Azure SQL Database now has the latest Gen 5 hardware in place to ensure optimal service performance. As a result, the default database configurations and the default elastic pool configurations...
3/5/2020, Service Updates
In January 2020 Microsoft enforced TLS 1.2 for intra-service traffic in all Azure services. For Azure SQL Database managed instance, this resulted in TLS 1.2 being enforced on outbound...
3/2/2020, James Serra's Blog
As I see a huge number of customers migrating their on-prem databases to the Azure cloud, the main question they ask is about whether they should go with an IaaS solution (SQL Server in a VM) or...
2/24/2020, Azure Podcast
Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, Marc Böhnke, gives us the low-down on the partnership between SAP and Azure and the technical details that that has resulted in the ERP software to be easily...
2/10/2020, Service Updates
In March 2020, Azure SQL Database will introduce new automatic tuning default settings designed to provide optimal database performance.
1/29/2020, Service Updates
Azure Data Factory users can now build Mapping Data Flows utilized Managed Identity (formerly MSI) for Azure Data Lake Store Gen 2, Azure SQL Database, and Azure Synapse Analytics (formerly SQL DW).
1/9/2020, Azure Podcast
In this round-table discussion, Cynthia, Kendall, Cale, Evan and Sujit weigh-in on what Azure features they are most excited about for 2020. Media file:...
1/9/2020, Azure Podcast
In this round-table discussion, Cynthia, Kendall, Cale, Evan and Sujit weigh-in on what Azure features they are most excited about for 2020. Media file:...
1/5/2020, Azure Tips and Tricks
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