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VBS Enclaves for Always Encrypted in Azure SQL DB Elastic Pools

Pieter Vanhove makes an announcement:

A few months ago we announced the support for virtualization-based security (VBS) enclaves in Azure SQL Database. This announcement brings numerous advantages, including robust confidential queries and seamless cryptographic operations, to all Azure SQL Database offerings, independent from the underlying hardware. You can use the feature with any compute tier (provisioned or serverless), purchasing model (vCore or DTU), compute size and region that aligns with your workload needs. And, since VBS enclaves are available in existing hardware offerings, there is no additional cost.

In addition to this preview, we are excited to announce the preview of VBS enclaves in Azure SQL Database elastic pools!

Read on to learn more about how to enable enclaves and add a database to an elastic pool.