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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. 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...
  3. 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

10/23/2020, MS Tech Community
  Hello, my name is Joe Zinn and I am a Senior Customer Engineer for Microsoft supporting Azure, Identity, AD Connect, FIM and MIM solutions in the US.  The following document describes how to...
10/23/2020, MS Tech Community
Issue: After enabling the Storage Account firewall, Azure SQL Database audit logs are not being written.   Mitigation steps: If your storage account meets all this pre-requisites in this...
10/22/2020, MS Tech Community
Now in preview, your new and existing Azure SQL Databases and elastic pools that use the general purpose tier can enable the zone redundant configuration. The zone redundant configuration...
10/21/2020, MS Tech Community
Today, I worked on an interesting service request where our customer tried to connect using the FQDN of their private link endpoint - servername.privatelink.database.windows.net and our customer...
10/21/2020, MS Tech Community
Today, I got a very good question from a customer that they want to connect using Azure SQL DB to several tables of Azure Synapse using External Tables. Following I would like to share what was...
10/14/2020, Service Updates
Announcing a general availability release that solves one of our customers’ pain points; the ability to bring a newer version of R and Python they may be using in their own companies.
10/14/2020, Service Updates
Utilize distributed transactions (now in preview) and save time when migrating existing applications that require this capability as it eliminates the need to change application code and to...
10/14/2020, Service Updates
Make your general purpose databases and elastic pools resilient to a much larger set of failures, including catastrophic datacenter outages, without any changes of the application logic by...
10/2/2020, Service Updates
Obtain discounts on Azure SQL Database Hyperscale using reserved capacity.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Now in general availability, locally redundant storage (LRS) and zone-redundant storage (ZRS) options have been added to backup storage redundancy, providing more flexibility and choice.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
These new preview features extend existing functionality, remove user limitations, and provide customers with greater ease of use when setting up Azure SQL Database or Azure SQL Managed Instance.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Utilize global virtual network peering for your managed instances to save time through easy network configuration and by offloading your gateways from database replication traffic.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Expand your ability to quickly migrate existing solutions to Azure SQL Managed Instance with new catalog database hosting capabilities.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Enhanced log write throughput and superior data/log IOPS make Azure SQL Managed Instances even more appealing for migration.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Make Azure SQL Database resilient to unplanned failures and natural disasters without changing application logic with new zone redundant configuration.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Machine Learning Services with support for R and Python languages now include preview support on Azure SQL Managed Instance.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
New Azure SQL Database backup storage options coming soon, including local and zone-redundant storage.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
The new OPERATIONS API adds the ability to monitor management operations, see operation steps, and take dependent actions based on operation progress.
9/22/2020, Service Updates
Quickly and consistently copy a Hyperscale Azure SQL Database to make development and testing easier.
9/22/2020,
Today, we are pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Azure SQL Edge, a small footprint database engine optimized for IoT workloads. Built on the same engine the powers...