Azure SQL Managed Instance

Managed, always up-to-date SQL instance in the cloud.


Azure SQL Managed Instance is the intelligent, scalable cloud database service that combines the broadest SQL Server database engine compatibility with all the benefits of a fully managed and evergreen platform as a service. SQL Managed Instance has near 100% compatibility with the latest SQL Server (Enterprise Edition) database engine, providing a native virtual network (VNet) implementation that addresses common security concerns, and a business model favorable for existing SQL Server customers. SQL Managed Instance allows existing SQL Server customers to lift and shift their on-premises applications to the cloud with minimal application and database changes. At the same time, SQL Managed Instance preserves all PaaS capabilities (automatic patching and version updates, automated backups, high availability) that drastically reduce management overhead and TCO.

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Explore the power of SQL Managed Instance for free. It's perfect for testing out cloud migrations and elevating your database experience.
Managed online disaster recovery between SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL Managed Instance allows near real-time database replication and bidirectional online failover to Azure and back.
The November 2022 Feature Wave for Azure SQL Managed Instance is now available for all subscription types for instances running in new subnets. It includes faster provisioning, zone redundancy,...
Public preview enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL in late-May 2023
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All existing linked server objects configured to use SQLNCLI will automatically switch to using the fully compatible third (current) generation of provider – known as Microsoft OLE DB Driver for...
General availability enhancements and updates released for Azure SQL and Azure SQL Managed Instance in late-April 2023