Monthly updates for March 2018
In the next release of Web Apps, we’ll update the PHP stacks to the latest available versions.
Version 2017-12-01 of Instance Metadata Service is available in global Azure regions. It has support for Availability Zones and virtual machine scale sets.
Power BI Embedded is now generally available in the Azure Germany cloud.
Power BI Embedded is now generally available in the Microsoft Azure Government cloud.
Power BI Embedded has integrated with Azure Monitor resource metrics. The metrics give you real-time data on the status and load of your resource in the Azure portal.
The Azure Resource Manager API is available through SDK and PowerShell, to help you manage Power BI capacities programmatically.
Data Explorer, now generally available on the Azure portal, provides a unified developer experience for inserting, querying and managing Azure Cosmos DB data within the Azure portal and the Emulator.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is a new deployment option in Azure SQL Database that provides SQL Server compatibility and native virtual network support.
Now available in preview, SQL Information Protection introduces advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering, classifying, labelling and protecting your sensitive data.
Azure Migrate, a discovery and assessment tool that will help you confidently plan your migration, is now generally available.
Azure SQL Database has added more fault resilience to premium databases by taking advantage of availability zones in select regions.
We’re pleased to announce the general availability of an increase in the maximum eDTU limit per database in standard elastic pools.
The March update to the Azure Database Migration Service includes support for migrations from SQL Server to Azure SQL Database Managed Instance.
Java support for App Service on Linux is in public preview. You can create a Linux web app by using Tomcat 8.5/9.0, with JRE 8 as a runtime stack.
Virtual Machines B-series naming will change on May 1, 2018, in all Azure Government regions.
As of 1 March 2018, third-party reseller services on the Azure Marketplace (in the provided list) will consume Enterprise Agreement monetary commitment.
Automated, policy-based provisioning and deprovisioning of Azure AD user accounts for Zscaler’s single sign-on (SSO) apps for identity life cycle automation.
In the Sprint 131 update of Visual Studio Team Services, a few features have received a large amount of feedback and activity on UserVoice, including the Work Items hub.
We’ve just released new Node and PHP versions for Azure App Service on Linux.
The February update for Azure IoT Edge contains improvements to the runtime, documentation, and tooling.