Microsoft gives guidance on building modern applications, and offers a faster way to get your SQL Server instances into Azure.
Microsoft launches a service to help the on-prem to Azure move, and gives more control over handling availability for VMs.
SQL Server now runs on Linux;
The one remaining benefit of the mololith/n-tier architecture — statefulness — is soon to become a thing of the past.
One of the big announcements at Microsoft Build 2017 is Cosmos DB, a new NoSQL database service from Azure that aims to provide a globally scaled, high-performance NoSQL data store.
A significant announcement at Microsoft Build 2017 was support for MySQL and PostgreSQL as a service.