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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. 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

Intro to PowerShell notebooks for Azure SQL | Data Exposed
4/3/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Developer
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Intro to PowerShell notebooks for Azure SQL
4/3/2020, Data Exposed
[0:05:15]
How can I get started with Azure Private Link | Azure Tips and Tricks
2/25/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Azure
[0:04:33]
It's just SQL: CLR in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance | Data Exposed
1/23/2020, YouTube: Microsoft Developer
[0:05:58]

Azure SQL Database News

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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12/30/2019, Service Updates
To address customer security and manageability requirements, managed instance, a deployment capability of Azure SQL Database, is transitioning from a manual to service-aided subnet configuration.
12/18/2019, Service Updates
Azure SQL Database is beginning the decommissioning process of Gen 4 Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell)-based CPUs and is transitioning to Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz and Intel SP8160 (Skylake)...
12/18/2019, Service Updates
Effective February 1, 2020, the meter names of Azure SQL Database managed instance point-in-time restore (PITR) backup will change.