Taking opportunity just before #MSBuild2018 kicks off here is my wishlist for security improvements that I’d like to see in Azure: Azure Sql Managed Instance GA announcement Azure Sql Auditing native support in Log Analytics VNET service endpoints support for hybrid scenarios VNET service endpoints support for multi-region servers Azure Sql DB/DW native VNET support Azure Sql Datawarehouse Always Encrypted Soft-Delete support in portal for Key Vault Always Encrypted Secure Enclaves Azure Confidential Computing Practical use cases for blockchain in context of InfoSec and of course - Quantum Commuting which always goes up to 11.
Long awaited version of SSMS 17.4 was released few days ago and with it - new shiny Vulnerability Assessment. I decided to include it in my Autonomous Databases presentation and spend some time with it. Definitely useful but … Disappearing checks - high risk My first VA scan contained 52 tests results which is 12 more than in Azure Sql DB version (changed from 39 to 40 recently). Next scan that I run for different database showed just 50 tests - number mysteriously decreased by 2.