News

Stay up-to-date. Read the most important licensing news.

Learn about new releases, promotions, and important changes. Always stay informed so you can make the right decisions for your organization.

Categories

Microsoft SQL Server 2022 preview available

Effective May 24, 2022, Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is available in public preview and is the most Azure-enabled release of SQL Server yet, with continued innovation in security, availability, and performance. SQL Server 2022 Preview integrates with Azure Synapse Link and Azure Purview to enable customers to drive deeper insights,

Read more »

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters retired

Effective February 25, 2022, Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters was retired. Existing users will be fully supported on the platform through February 28, 2025, with the software maintained through SQL Server cumulative updates until that time. For the announcement of the retirement of Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Big

Read more »

Microsoft SQL Server 2019 available

Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft SQL Server 2019. Microsoft SQL Server 2019 enables enterprises to gain intelligence over all data types, both structured and unstructured, by combining the power of new big data clusters with enhanced data virtualization. These powerful additions to SQL Server enable enterprises to not only

Read more »

Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit for Microsoft Azure Dedicated Host

According to the August 2019 Microsoft Product Terms, Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit now includes options for the Microsoft Azure Dedicated Host. The main aspects of Microsoft Azure Hybrid Benefit for Windows Server and SQL Server remain unchanged. Here’s a summary of the rules for both Windows Server and SQL Server.

Read more »

Microsoft SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity available

Microsoft Azure Reservations are a way of pre-paying for an Azure resource over a one or three-year term to get the most cost-effective pricing. The Reservations family continues to grow: it started with Reserved Instances, a way of pre-paying for Azure virtual machine base compute, and was extended with Reserved

Read more »