SQL Azure Database Service Update 1 (SU1) goes Live

Microsoft made available the first Service Update (SU1) of SQL Azure and the Windows Azure platform. “In addition to few bug fixes, Microsoft added new features: troubleshooting and Supportability DMVs, ability to move between editions, idle session timeouts, and long running transactions. “One of the most requested features was the ability to move up and […]

Microsoft made available the first Service Update (SU1) of SQL Azure and the Windows Azure platform. “In addition to few bug fixes, Microsoft added new features: troubleshooting and Supportability DMVs, ability to move between editions, idle session timeouts, and long running transactions. “One of the most requested features was the ability to move up and down between a Web or Business edition database. This provides you greater flexibility and if you approach the upper limits of the Web edition database, you can easily upgrade with a single command. You can also downgrade if your database is below the allowed size limit,” Robinson explained. “We’ve increased the idle connection timeout from 5 to 30 minutes to improve your experience while using connection pooling and other interactive tools,” he added. “Based on customer feedback, we’ve improved our algorithm for terminating long running transactions. These changes will substantially increase quality of service and allow you to import and export much larger amounts of data without having to resort to breaking your data down into chunks.”