SQL Managed Instance now available to all subscription types in large Azure regions
Published Jul 12 2023 03:49 AM 2,948 Views




In prior years, if you were on certain subscription types you were not able to create SQL Managed Instance and experience 100% SQL server database engine compatibility with all the benefits of a fully managed and evergreen platform as a service. Now, anyone can create SQL MI for free with only an email and Azure account.


From now on, the following subscription types will be able to create SQL Managed Instance: 

In the following Azure regions:

  • West US 2
  • South Central US
  • UK South
  • Souteast Asia
  • West Europe
  • East US
  • Australia East
  • North Europe
  • Sweden Central

In case you are on a subscription with limited credits, you will want to utilize Start/Stop feature when it becomes generally available to extend the number of hours you run SQL Managed Instance for.

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