Posts Tagged ‘Azure SQL’

How to Achieve High-Availability for Azure SQL by Using Auto-Failover Group

An auto-failover group is an Azure SQL database feature that replicates one, or a group of databases to the secondary Azure SQL server in a different region. This feature is used to failover all the databases in the failover group in case of disaster and the failover is automatic. High availability is a crucial component […]

Azure SQL – Preview Using Azure AD Authentication

Azure SQL Database now supports Azure Active Directory authentication in public preview. Azure Active Directory authentication is a mechanism of connecting to Microsoft Azure SQL Database by using identities in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). With Azure Active Directory authentication you can centrally manage the identities of database users and other Microsoft services in one […]

Azure SQL – Row Level Security Now Available

Row-Level Security (RLS) for Azure SQL Database is now generally available. RLS simplifies the design and coding of security in your application. RLS enables you to implement restrictions on data row access. For example ensuring that workers can access only those data rows that are pertinent to their department, or restricting a customer’s data access […]

Microsoft Azure Data Platform Capability Expands Yet Again

Yet again, Microsoft builds on their increasingly compelling Data Platform story by bringing out new offerings. As my colleague Stan Tartinovksy wrote last week, Azure Data Warehouse is coming.   But that’s not the only new piece of the Microsoft data environment. Also announced at the Ignite 2015 conference was a new Elastic Databases feature for Azure […]

Top 10 Announcements from Build 2015 Keynote on Day 1

The 2015 BUILD Conference kicked off today, and today’s keynote was packed full of TONS of announcements and new information. Some of these things are going to be released sometime this year, but some of it has also been released to be available today! Even though you can watch the Build 2015 Day 1 Keynote […]