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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

8/3/2022, Service Updates
Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in early August 2022
7/29/2022, MS Tech Community
The Azure Well-Architected Framework with its five pillars – reliability, security, cost optimization, operational excellence, and performance efficiency helps you architect workloads that...
7/27/2022, MS Tech Community
English version ======================== I had another great opportunity to deliver a session within program Microsoft Reactor with my colleague Pablo Javier Fernandez - Cloud Solution Architect...
7/27/2022, MS Tech Community
Summary Elastic Queries are used to implement cross-database queries in Azure SQL Database. Elastic Query makes data located in an Azure SQL Database available to other Azure SQL Databases. It...
7/26/2022, MS Tech Community
Collecting data is one part of the story. To know your data estate is another part. Let's see how Azure Purview can help you to manage and govern your data estate, find relevant pieces of...
7/26/2022, MS Tech Community
Collecting data is one part of the story. To know your data estate is another part. Let's see how Azure Purview can help you to manage and govern your data estate, find relevant pieces of...
7/24/2022, MS Tech Community
One of the main questions that we have in a live performance troubleshooting scenario is to answer the question what is Azure SQL Database or Managed Instance working on?. In this video I'm going...
7/22/2022, MS Tech Community
While reviewing Azure Synapse, we decided to build an end-to-end solution using AdventureWorks2019 database which is accessible for everybody. Building that type of example will be easily...
7/22/2022, MS Tech Community
We had the great opportunity to deliver a session within program Microsoft Reactor with our colleague Pablo Javier Fernandez - Cloud Solution Architect - Data & AI LATAM SQL Advanced Cloud Expert...
7/20/2022, MS Tech Community
Today, we worked on a service request that our customer needs to use sp_validatelogins to verify if the user exists or not in their windows environment.    Right now this function doesn't work in...
7/20/2022, MS Tech Community
    Microsoft Azure SQL Database is a fully managed cloud database (PaaS) that handles many database management tasks without user intervention. Tasks such as patching, upgrading, taking...
7/19/2022, Service Updates
Leverage new Azure SQL Managed Instance premium-series hardware based on the latest Intel CPUs that offers significantly improved performance and scalability.
7/18/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction We have been chosen as winners at Climate Hackathon 2022 competition organized by Microsoft. The aim of this competition was to find new solutions to prevent climate change by...
7/18/2022, MS Tech Community
Introduction Heterogenous (different source and target DBMS) Database Migration is usually challenging due to inherent complexity with data type conversions and limited availability of tools for...
7/17/2022, MS Tech Community
Azure Messaging and Streaming Update - July 2022 Azure Messaging and Stream Processing updates will cover recent releases from Azure’s Messaging and Streaming services that include Azure Service...
7/16/2022, MS Tech Community
We used to have cases where our customers reported that they need more throughput using a bulk insert process for their database located on Azure SQL Database, Azure SQL Managed Instance or...
7/14/2022, MS Tech Community
Establishing trust around the integrity of data stored in database systems has been a longstanding problem for all organizations that manage financial, medical, or other sensitive data. Ledger is...
7/14/2022, MS Tech Community
Establishing trust around the integrity of data stored in database systems has been a longstanding problem for all organizations that manage financial, medical, or other sensitive data. Ledger is...
7/13/2022, MS Tech Community
Version 17.10 of the Microsoft ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server has been released. Version 17.10 brings a few changes and several fixes to the driver.   Changes Support for Ubuntu 22.04 Support for...
7/13/2022, MS Tech Community
Today Data Exposed goes live at 12PM PT on LearnTV. Every 4 weeks, we’ll do a News Update. We’ll include product updates, videos, blogs, etc. as well as upcoming events and things to look out...