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Monthly updates for January 2018

31 Jan

General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

"Virtual Network Service Endpoints" and "Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage" are generally available in all regions in the Azure public cloud and Azure Government.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Network
30 Jan

.NET Core 2.0 support for App Service on Linux

You can create a Linux web app by using .NET Core 2.0 as a runtime stack.

  • App Service
29 Jan

General availability: Azure Network Watcher in Microsoft Azure Germany

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Network Watcher to monitor, diagnose and gain insights into network performance and health.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
29 Jan

General availability: Azure Network Watcher in Microsoft Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Use Azure Network Watcher, to monitor, diagnose and gain insights into network performance and health.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
29 Jan

Azure DevTest Labs: Set expiration date for a lab announcement

You can set an expiration date and time for a lab announcement, so you don't have to manually remove the announcement later.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
26 Jan

Azure Cosmos DB – Visual Studio now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

It’s now much easier to develop and debug an Azure function locally when it is consuming Cosmos DB change feed on Azure.

26 Jan

Azure Cosmos DB – Higher provisions on unlimited collections

NOW AVAILABLE

Unlimited containers (collections) enable you to dynamically scale your provisioning from as low as 1,000 RU/sec to millions of RU/sec with no limit on storage consumption.

26 Jan

Azure Cosmos DB – Now available in France preview

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB is now part of the preview of Microsoft Azure in France

26 Jan

Azure Search – New enterprise security features

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search is expanding its enterprise security capabilities with two new features.

26 Jan

Visual tools added to Azure Data Factory

IN PREVIEW

In response to your feedback, we’re happy to announce the release of visual tools for Azure Data Factory that allow you to get pipelines up and running quickly without having to write a single line of code.

25 Jan

Azure Standard support plan: price drop and faster initial response time

Price drop to USD 100 per month, and faster initial response time for critical cases, now 1 hour.

24 Jan

General availability: Azure DNS in Microsoft Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DNS is now generally available in Azure Government.

  • Azure DNS
24 Jan

New Python solutions for Web App for Containers

You can use Python-based templates from Flask, Bottle or Django to build a web app for a small business or a personal web app.

  • App Service
23 Jan

New region for App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers

You can now create an App Service plan for Linux in Australia Southeast, in addition to the previously announced regions.

  • App Service
18 Jan

Change in Mercury DB and Titan DB service plans

ClearDB is discontinuing the Mercury DB and Titan DB service plans in the Azure platform.

  • App Service
15 Jan

General availability: Service tags for NSGs

NOW AVAILABLE

Service tags for NSGs are generally available.

  • Virtual Network
12 Jan

Azure HDInsight – New capabilities and price reductions

NOW AVAILABLE

We recently made several exciting announcements about Azure HDInsight, including a price reduction of up to 52 per cent on all workloads on HDInsight, and added an additional 80 per cent price reduction for the Microsoft R Server add-on.

9 Jan

Azure Backup now supports BEK encrypted Azure virtual machines

Azure Backup now supports backup and restore of Azure virtual machines encrypted using Bitlocker Encryption Key(BEK) for managed or unmanaged disks.

  • Azure Backup
9 Jan

General availability: Augmented rules for NSGs

NOW AVAILABLE

Augmented security rules for NSGs are generally available.

  • Virtual Network
9 Jan

Public preview: Application security groups in all regions

IN PREVIEW

Application security groups in public preview are available in all regions.

  • Virtual Network

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