Monthly updates for December 2017
The December update for Azure IoT Edge contains improvements to the runtime, portal, and documentation.
Preview version 12.0.0-beta of the Azure SDK for Go is now available to help you use Azure services from Go applications. To get it, run `go get -u github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-go/...` or use dep.
Set up internal support information for your lab.
Azure CNI allows your containers to be part of an Azure Virtual Network and leverage the rich set of capabilities that a virtual network offers.
Microsoft Cognitive Services and Azure Bot Service enable you to augment the next generation of chatbots with the ability to see, hear, speak, understand and interpret needs using natural methods of communication. Language Understanding (LUIS) and Azure Bot Service are both now generally available on the Azure portal.
In January 2018, Azure App Service will update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.
Azure Active Directory Domain Services now supports Azure CSP subscriptions.
As of December 6, 2017, consumption for Managed Disks and consumption for Blob storage are measured using separate GUIDs.
Azure Archive Storage is now generally available. Archive storage will provide a cold storage option for customers interested in lowering their storage costs for long-term data that’s rarely accessed.
Azure Media Services client SDKs for both Java and PHP now support Azure Active Directory authentication.
We now support a new firewall rule that will allow you to limit access to your Azure Cosmos DB account from services deployed in Azure.
The Azure Cosmos DB Graph API now supports the Apache Tinkerpop recommended Gremlin framework PHP.
The highest performing Azure virtual machines (VMs) to date, the M-series, are now available.
Azure IoT Central is a fully managed SaaS offering for customers and partners that enables powerful IoT scenarios without requiring cloud solution expertise.
ND and NCv2 virtual machines (VMs), as announced at Build 2017, are now available.
You can run an Automation runbook when an alert triggers an action group on an Azure resource. This capability extends the actions you can take in response to the alert.
To provide a single, streamlined experience for Azure portal users, we will be sunsetting the Azure classic portal on January 8, 2018.
SQL Operations Studio (preview) is a free tool that runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux, for managing SQL Server, Azure SQL Database, and Azure SQL Data Warehouse; wherever they're running.
As of December 2017, we have updated the PHP stacks to these latest available versions.
As a lab user, you can now create a custom image from a licensed image (Data science, Bitnami, Kali Linux).