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The security announcements around Azure SQL Database keep coming. Auditing was implemented a few months ago, and today it was followed by a preview of row-level security. There were also announcements around transparent data encryption (TDE) and a new Read More...
Yesterday’s blog post about Azure SQL Database V12 mentioned that one of the features I was particularly interested in seeing/testing were the spatial features. Interestingly, this was not even mentioned as an enhancement in the technical “What’s Read More...
In general, I usually hate “me too” announcement blog posts. Over the years, I’ve considered it less than useful to simply repeat “Product XXX released to RTM” when nice marketing/technical announcements have already been Read More...
Today, two new service offerings for the Azure platform were introduced, DocumentDB and Azure Search. These are exciting in themselves and worth a look-see but, to me, they are also occurrences of the phasing out of the “database as an application Read More...
In a previous blog entry, I mentioned changes in SQL Azure Database’s new tiers. Another one, that I think is indirectly related to the new tiers, is the disappearance of a message that used to appear (on the portal) when you deleted the last database Read More...
One of the things that make Azure SQL Database difficult to keep track of is that details of some database behaviors can change, usually without notice or announcement. There were supposed to be announcements on one of the Azure blogs, but that hasn’t Read More...
I’ve just returned home after teaching two weeks of SQLskills Immersion Events. Total post-event exhaustion for two days. Trying to produce some nice demos on the new SQL Azure Database tiers and services for my SQL Azure Database A-Z preconference Read More...
This post contains miscellaneous information about the current/future state of Azure SQL Database (AST). You know I couldn’t write just one more blog post when I said I would in Part3, didn’t ya’? This post has some properties of a rant Read More...