Not bad for a Friday! For some of you who works or have worked with Azure SQL Database, you might know that the maximum retention of a backup on Azure SQL DB is 35 days in the Standard or Preimum Service tiers. Sometimes this can be a big blocker to adopt the solution, due business cases that needs a bigger retention.
Yesterday (27/08/16) not only me, but some other people received the e-mail from Microsoft along with the Microsoft Azure news. Then, I could see the long waited news.