Over this weekend we released a new version of Cloud Portam. In this release, we made some enhancements to SQL database and Search Service management enhancements. In this blog post, we will talk about the features we released and our immediate roadmap.

Summary of Enhancements

In this release we included the following enhancements:

SQL Database Enhancements

  • Pause database.
  • Resume database.

Search Service Management Enhancements

  • Support for new Search Service SKUs.

Now let’s talk about these enhancements in more details.

SQL Database Enhancements

Pause Database

Using Cloud Portam you can pause a running SQL Data Warehouse database.

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Please note that this functionality is only available for “DataWarehouse” edition databases. Also, pausing a database is an asynchronous request. Cloud Portam sends the request to pause a database and if the request is successful, it changes the database status to “Pausing”. Please refresh the database list periodically to check the current database status.

Resume Database

Using Cloud Portam you can resume a paused SQL Data Warehouse database.

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Please note that this functionality is only available for “DataWarehouse” edition databases. Also, resuming a database is an asynchronous request. Cloud Portam sends the request to resume a database and if the request is successful, it changes the database status to “Resuming”. Please refresh the database list periodically to check the current database status.

Search Service Management Enhancements

Support for New SKU

Recently Azure Search Service announced some new SKUs – Basic, Standard 2, Standard 3 and Standard 3 (High Density). I am pleased to announce that we have included these SKUs in Cloud Portam so that you can create Search Service accounts with these SKUs and also manage the Search Service accounts with these SKUs.

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What’s Next

In the coming releases we will be adding more features for managing SQL Databases and some other enhancements. So please stay tuned for those features in the coming days.

Try It Out!

We humbly request you to try out these updates in Cloud Portam. This is available in both “Personal” and “Team” editions of Cloud Portam. Though extreme care has been taken regarding testing the current functionality, it is quite possible that we may have overlooked something. If you find something missing or implemented incorrectly, please feel free to reach out to us and tell us. We will fix the issues ASAP.

Closing

As you can see we’re constantly investing in making the product more and more useful. Do try out Cloud Portam and these features and let us know what you think. If you think, we can improve it in any way, please feel free to share your thoughts. The link to our website is http://www.cloudportam.com.