Monthly updates for October 2016
Azure Cosmos DB: Expanded geospatial support, including automatic indexing of Polygon and LineString objects
Azure Cosmos DB supports geospatial indexing and querying of Polygon and LineString objects.
Azure Cosmos DB supports IP-based access controls for restricting access to a database account.
You can restrict access to your content, by country, for your Akamai profiles directly through the Azure portal.
Azure Cosmos DB added a consolidated metrics experience to the Azure portal so you can track how well Azure Cosmos DB is meeting its SLAs. Collection management has also been streamlined.
The preview for Azure App Service Companion to the Google Play Store has expanded to iOS devices.
Automation graphical runbooks have been improved with the ability to include error handling.
An update to the public preview of the Microsoft Azure Automation Graphical Authoring SDK has been released.
A new public preview introduces native Linux support for Node.js and PHP stacks in Azure App Service.
UltraPerformance Gateway connects a virtual network to an Azure ExpressRoute circuit and provides five times the network throughput of HighPerformance Gateway.
Insights & Analytics, Automation & Control, Security & Compliance, and Protection & Recovery are the four new services in Microsoft Operations Management Suite.
The Azure Cosmos DB Java SDK and Azure Cosmos DB Node.js SDK are available. Both include support for TOP and ORDER BY queries on partitioned collections.
Azure API Management now supports SOAP APIs. Customers can take advantage of features—such as security, analytics, and the developer portal—that were previously available only for REST/HTTP-style APIs.
On October 12, 2016, we started deploying a regular service update. It will take a take a few days for the rollout to finish.
The HTTP/HTTPS job timeout in Azure Scheduler has increased from 30 seconds to 60 seconds.
Version 3.0.2 of the Azure App Service Mobile Apps .NET SDK has been released for people who are upgrading from version 2.x to get support for Android Nougat.
You can use temporal tables to track the full history of data changes directly in Azure SQL Database, without the need for custom coding.
Azure App Service Companion provides the basic functionality of App Service in an experience that's optimized for your mobile device.
Azure App Service now allows developers to choose Linux, making web applications run on Linux natively.
You can easily view and manage data disks that you've created in Azure DevTest Labs.
The Azure Cosmos DB Python SDK now supports Python 3 and provides connection pooling, performance improvements to consistency levels, and ORDER BY support for cross-partition queries.