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Now available – Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in Australia and France regions

Azure SQL Data warehouse is a fast, flexible, and secure analytics platform. The compute optimized Gen2 tier of Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now available in 23 regions. We recently made the service available in Australia Central, Australia Central 2, and France Central. Compute optimized Gen2 tier, using adaptive caching and instant data movement, now brings at least five times better performance.

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Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: Now available – Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in Australia and France regions

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In preview – Configure just-in-time virtual machine access from the VM blade

Just-in-time virtual machine access can now be configured from the virtual machine blade (in preview) to make it even easier for you to reduce your exposure to threats.

Attackers commonly target open ports on internet-facing virtual machines, spanning from port scanning to brute force and DDoS attacks. One way to reduce exposure to an attack is to limit the amount of time that a port on your virtual machine is open. Ports only need to be open for a limited amount of time for you to perform management or maintenance tasks. Just-in-time virtual machine access helps you control the time that the ports on your virtual machines are open. 

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Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: In preview – Configure just-in-time virtual machine access from the VM blade

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In development – Azure SQL Database managed instance general purpose availability coming soon

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance general purpose will become generally available on October 1, 2018. Managed Instance is a new deployment option providing near full compatibility with SQL Server, allowing you to migrate your on-premises workloads to the cloud with minimal changes. The general-purpose performance tier provides balanced and scalable compute and storage options that fit most business workloads. Create a managed instance today and use your SQL Server licenses and active Software Assurance to save up to 55 percent with Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.

Learn more about the Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server. 

Learn how to create a managed instance today. 

Source: Azure Roadmap
Source Link: In development – Azure SQL Database managed instance general purpose availability ...

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