Updates archives

Monthly updates for December 2015

28 Dec

Static public IP addresses available for Azure virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Static Public IP address for virtual machines (VMs)

  • Virtual Network
28 Dec

Automation: Configure checkpoints in graphical runbooks

In Azure Automation graphical runbooks you can now set checkpoints to assure that activities do not get repeated if the runbook needs to restart.

  • Automation
23 Dec

StorSimple Virtual Appliance model 1100 now called StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8010

With the release of the StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2, the StorSimple virtual appliance model 1100 has been renamed StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8010.

  • StorSimple
21 Dec

General availability: Azure Scheduler

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Scheduler user experience is now generally available in the new Azure Portal.

  • Scheduler
17 Dec

API Management: Advanced caching and throttling policies

NOW AVAILABLE

A number of new policies are available now to extend the caching and throttling capabilities of API Management.

  • API Management
17 Dec

General availability: Dv2 VMs in more Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Dv2-Series VMs are available in Australia East, Australia Southeast, North Europe, West Europe, East US, South Central US, Southeast Asia, Japan East, and East Asia.

  • Virtual Machines
17 Dec

General availability: Azure App Service Mobile Apps

NOW AVAILABLE

The Mobile Apps feature in Azure App Service is now fully supported with a 99.95-percent SLA.

  • App Service
17 Dec

General availability: StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2

NOW AVAILABLE

StorSimple 8000 Series Update 2 includes two key enhancements that expand StorSimple’s use cases and workloads: local volumes and the StorSimple Cloud Appliance 8020 (based on Azure Premium Storage).

  • StorSimple
17 Dec

Public preview: On-premises StorSimple Virtual Array

IN PREVIEW

The StorSimple Virtual Array is a version of StorSimple in a virtual machine form. It provides a cost-effective, lightweight solution for remote office environments.

  • StorSimple
16 Dec

Azure HDInsight supports latest projects from Apache Hadoop

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure HDInsight now supports the latest projects from Apache Hadoop.

  • HDInsight
16 Dec

Support for Windows 10 Universal Apps, Power BI dashboard, new troubleshooting feature, and more

Read about the new features available in Azure Mobile Engagement.

14 Dec

Azure Cosmos DB: Paging with TOP and new LINQ operators

This Azure Cosmos DB service update adds the TOP keyword to the SQL grammar, several query performance optimizations, limit increases for query operators, and support for additional LINQ operators in the .NET SDK 1.5.2.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
11 Dec

Try Azure Service Fabric for free

Build and deploy Service Fabric applications to Azure for free by joining a Party Cluster.

  • Service Fabric
9 Dec

Azure Resource Manager support in runbooks

Azure Automation now provides the AzureRM.profile and AzureRM.Compute Azure Resource Manager PowerShell modules as global modules for use in your runbooks.

  • Automation
7 Dec

General availability: Azure Automation

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Automation, the service that automates the management of your cloud and on-premises resources, is generally available in the new Azure portal.

  • Automation
4 Dec

Clustered Columnstore Tables are default in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

IN PREVIEW

Clustered Columnstore Tables are the most efficient way you can store your data in Azure SQL Data Warehouse, and they are the new default.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
3 Dec

Predictive maintenance preconfigured solution for Microsoft Azure IoT Suite

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure IoT Suite helps you capture and analyze untapped device data to improve results across your business.

3 Dec

Public preview: Azure Security Center

IN PREVIEW

Azure Security Center helps you prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility and control over the security of all your Azure resources.

  • Security Center
  • Security
3 Dec

Generally available: Azure Content Delivery Network Premium

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Content Delivery Network Premium is an expansion of the existing service, offering a set of new premium features, including Rules Engine and Advanced Content Analytics.

  • Content Delivery Network
3 Dec

API Management Policies integrate external services

NOW AVAILABLE

A set of new policies is designed to make it easy to integrate external services into your Azure API Management request/response pipeline.

  • API Management

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