After a year being in public preview, a lot of positive customer feedback, and ironing out minor hiccups, we are pleased to announce that start-stop capability for Azure SQL Managed Instance is now in GA.
Being released as part of the November 2022 Feature Wave (which is generally available at the same time), a stop-start feature brought a new way for cost optimization of compute and license costs.
Limitations that are being removed as part of the transition from public preview to GA state:
Feature is now available for all subscription types (previously available only for dev-test subscriptions with Feature Wave enabled).
PowerShell and CLI commands are released (previously only Azure Portal and API were available).