Backing up on-premise SQL Server databases to Azure

So SQL 2016 has been officially released in June and there are a boat load of new features. One of the first new features to review is the ability to backup your databases to Azure. Now, technically, this feature has been around since SQL 2012 SP1 CU2, but the main idea behind SQL Server 2016 is that its bigger, better, faster than previous versions. Going with that theme, 2016 has upgraded its functionality and the performance of this feature. (more…)