Updates archives

Monthly updates for June 2017

30 Jun

Azure Virtual Machines – large disk sizes of up to 4 TB

NOW AVAILABLE

We’re excited to announce an increase in the maximum disk sizes for both Premium and Standard storage. This will extend the maximum size of the disks from 1,024 GB to 4,095 GB, and enable customers to add four times more disk storage capacity per virtual machine.

  • Virtual Machines
30 Jun

New generation of VPN Gateways

NOW AVAILABLE

To improve your Azure VPN experience, we’re going to introduce a new generation of VPN gateways with better performance, a better SLA, and at the same price as our older gateways.

  • VPN Gateway
  • Security
30 Jun

Azure Traffic Manager – Fast Failover and TCP Probing

NOW AVAILABLE

Two new features in Azure Traffic Manager are now generally available – Fast Failover and TCP Probing.

  • Traffic Manager
30 Jun

Apache Kafka on HDInsight with Azure Managed Disks

IN PREVIEW

We’re pleased to announce Apache Kafka with Azure Managed Disks Preview on the HDInsight platform. Users will now be able to deploy Kafka clusters with managed disks straight from the Azure portal, with no sign-up necessary.

  • Apache Kafka for HDInsight
  • Managed Disks
30 Jun

Azure SQL Data Sync refresh

NOW AVAILABLE

We’re happy to announce our Azure SQL Data Sync refresh. With SQL Data Sync, users will be able to easily synchronise data bi-directionally among multiple Azure SQL databases and/or on-premises SQL Databases.

  • Azure SQL Database
30 Jun

Graph support for Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database now offers fully integrated graph extensions, so users will be able to define graph schema with graph objects.

30 Jun

Azure Site Recovery extends disk, configuration and Linux support

NOW AVAILABLE

To help users simplify migrations and make business continuity solutions accessible for all applications, Azure Site Recovery is extending disk size support, configuration options and Linux OS support.

27 Jun

Announcing support for installing public certificates in App Service

Azure App Service now supports installing public certificates in personal certificate stores.

  • App Service
27 Jun

Release of Service Fabric SDK Preview 0.9.0.0 and Runtime Preview 5.6.3.6 for Linux

IN PREVIEW

Version 0.9.0.0 of the Azure Service Fabric SDK preview for Linux is now available, along with version 5.6.3.6 of the Service Fabric Runtime Preview for Linux.

  • Service Fabric
27 Jun

Release of Service Fabric SDK 2.6.220 and Runtime 5.6.220 refresh for Windows

Version 2.6.220 of the Azure Service Fabric SDK is now available, along with version 5.6.220 of the Service Fabric Runtime and Standalone for Windows Server.

  • Service Fabric
26 Jun

IDENTITY now supported in Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports the IDENTITY property.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
23 Jun

Azure SQL Database accessible only through the Azure portal from July 1, 2017

Azure SQL Database will be accessible only through the Azure portal from July 1, 2017.

  • Azure SQL Database
22 Jun

Azure SQL Data Warehouse: Support for mssql-scripter

IN PREVIEW

Mssql-scripter is the multiplatform command-line equivalent of the widely used Generate Scripts Wizard experience in SQL Server Management Studio.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
21 Jun

Announcing custom host names with App Service

NOW AVAILABLE

We recently made changes in the host-name management model for Azure App Service.

  • App Service
15 Jun

General availability: Fast Failover and TCP Probing in Azure Traffic Manager

NOW AVAILABLE

In Azure Traffic Manager, two new features related to endpoint health are now generally available: Fast Failover and TCP Probing.

  • Traffic Manager
14 Jun

Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) support for Managed Disks

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) is now supported for Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and safeguards your data to meet your organisational security and compliance commitments.

14 Jun

Azure Backup for Windows Server system state

IN PREVIEW

Customers will now be able to perform comprehensive, secure and reliable Windows Server recoveries. We will be extending the data backup capabilities of the Azure Backup agent so that it will now integrate with the Windows Server Backup feature, available natively on every Windows Server.

  • Azure Backup
14 Jun

Azure Backup – Enhanced Security

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Backup has built-in protection against ransomware. Through enhanced security, notifications and recoverability, Backup will provide strong mechanisms to guard against any attack on-premises or in Azure.

  • Azure Backup
14 Jun

Azure Site Recovery between Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery will support the failover of virtual machines running on the Azure IaaS platform. The set of features you’ve used for replication and disaster recovery from on-premises to Azure is now available from one Azure region to another.

  • Virtual Machines
14 Jun

Azure SQL Analytics solution preview

IN PREVIEW

SQL Analytics, a solution based on Azure Log Analytics, will help manage and monitor your Azure SQL databases. Get visibility into the health, performance and usage of your SQL databases using dashboard views, with detailed reporting and alerting built into the solution.

  • Azure SQL Database

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