Monthly updates for September 2018
Names and resource GUIDs for Azure Managed Disks are changing on 1 November 2018.
Azure Cost Management is in preview. It can help you understand how and where you’re accruing costs in the cloud, and how to keep costs down.
We have released a preview version of the AzureRM.Automation cmdlets. This version contains new cmdlets for the Update Management and Source Control features.
Virtual network service endpoint policies for Azure Storage are now in preview.
The 1.0.2 update for Azure IoT Edge contains extended offline and proxy support.
We are extending our SQL language to optionally enable users to specify the number of partitions of a stream when performing repartitioning.
Azure Stream Analytics users can now partition output to Azure Blob storage based on custom date and time formats.
Visual Studio tooling for Azure Stream Analytics further enhances the local testing capability to help users test their queries against live data or event streams from cloud sources.
Developers who create Stream Analytics modules for Azure IoT Edge can now write custom C# functions and invoke them right in the query through user-defined functions.
To achieve fully parallel topologies, Azure Stream Analytics will transition SQL writes from serial to parallel operations while simultaneously allowing for batch size customizations.
Azure Database for MySQL supports up to five read-only replicas within the same Azure region (public preview).
It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.
Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Image Builder, now available in private preview, allows you to migrate your image-building pipeline to Azure.
Azure Security Center secure score, which provides visibility and recommendations to improve your security posture for Azure resources, is now available in preview.
Migrate users from federated authentication to Azure AD cloud authentication in groups or phases and manage from the Azure AD portal.
Azure Media Services’ AI-based media metadata extraction service is now generally available.
You can now provision Linux containers into new or existing virtual networks with Azure Container Instances. This support is in preview for Linux in two regions: West US and West Europe.
Azure Data Box is now available. Use Azure Data Box service when you want to transfer large amounts of data to Azure but are limited by time, network availability or costs.
Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering for your most demanding data-intensive workloads, is now available in preview.
Azure Data Box Edge is a physical network appliance, shipped by Microsoft, that sends data in and out of Azure. Data Box Edge is also equipped with AI-enabled edge computing capabilities that help you analyse, process and transform the on-premises data before uploading it to the cloud.