Today Microsoft has announced the general availability of the latest service version of Azure SQL Database (v12) in Microsoft Azure US Government.
Benefits of using Azure SQL v12
- Compatible: Near-complete SQL Server 2016 engine compatibility.
- Performant: Increased Premium performance levels at no additional cost and support for larger database sizes.
- Secure: Intelligent security and protection including Azure Active Directory authentication support.
- Reliable: Improved backup, recovery, and replication times.
More details can be found soon on the Azure Government Blog.