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Move SQL Server licenses without Software Assurance to Azure 

Migrating your on-premises infrastructure and architecture to the cloud may seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t have Software Assurance for your on-premises licenses. While this may seem difficult and challenging, there is a pain-free way to bring your existing on-premises licenses to the cloud through Azure Dedicated Host. Not only does Azure...Read more

Advanced data security for SQL Server is coming to Azure Virtual Machines 

This post was written by Michael Makhlevich Our customers have asked for this and we’ve been listening – advanced data security is now available for SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines! Using just a few simple steps, you can now protect your SQL Server installations on Azure VMs with Microsoft’s advanced data security capabilities. Advanced data security for SQL Server on Azure VM currently includes...Read more

AlwaysOn Availability Groups Now Support Internal Listeners on Azure Virtual Machines 

We’re excited to announce that AlwaysOn Availability Groups now support Internal Listeners on Azure Virtual Machines. Today we updated our official documentation accordingly. Availability Groups and Listeners on Azure Virtual Machines Availability Groups, released in SQL Server 2012 and enhanced in SQL Server 2014, detect conditions impacting SQL Server availability (e.g. SQL service being down...Read more