The last couple of SQL Server releases were about Cloud Integration and Hybrid deployments. The current SQL Server release has closed the gap between the features offered on the cloud vs. on premise. Both (Azure SQL and On Premise) now share a common code base, and most of the new Azure SQL features like Row Level Security, Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking etc are now available on SQL Server 2016 On Premises. I have already spoken about the Server level performance features in a different post. So let’s see what we have in security features:
Data remains protected from high-privileged, yet unauthorized users.
No Application Changes!
For a complete list of enhancements, visit the Microsoft Site.
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