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Microsoft products reaching End of Support 2023

In 2023, a list of Microsoft products will reach their End of Support on scheduled dates. Hence, there will be no new security updates, non-security updates, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content updates. The following products and releases, governed by the Fixed Policy, will reach their

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Microsoft SQL Server 2022 available

Effective November 16, 2022, Microsoft SQL Server 2022 is generally available. Volume Licensing (VL) customers can download it immediately. With this new release, Microsoft introduces pay-as-you-go billing as an option on SQL Server 2022. The new licensing model is enabled by Azure Arc and allows customers using either Standard or

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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,

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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

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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

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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.

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