Updates archives

Monthly updates for October 2018

31 Oct

M-Series VMs are now available in East Asia regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the East Asia regions.

  • M-series
  • Virtual Machines
31 Oct

M-Series VMs are now available in Canada Central and Canada East regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the Canada Central and Canada East regions.

  • M-series
  • Virtual Machines
31 Oct

Now available: Azure Media Services v3 API

NOW AVAILABLE

Several enhancements have been made to Media Services, including the availability of the new Azure Media Services API and updates to Azure Media Player.

  • Media Services
  • Azure Media Player
31 Oct

Power BI service update

IN PREVIEW

The latest update to the Power BI service includes new and exciting capabilities, including the public preview of petabyte-scale aggregations built on composite models.

  • Power BI
31 Oct

What’s new for PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

NOW AVAILABLE

The new release of PowerShell in Cloud Shell is fast, portable and offers open-source capabilities.

  • Cloud Shell
31 Oct

Power BI Desktop October update

NOW AVAILABLE

The October 2018 update for Power BI Desktop includes support in the Power BI service for both our composite model and aggregation previews.

  • Power BI
31 Oct

Approve and audit support access requests to VMs using Customer Lockbox for Azure

IN PREVIEW

Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure helps customers control and audit a Microsoft support engineer’s access to compute workloads on Azure that may contain customer data.

  • Virtual Machines
31 Oct

Apache Spark jobs gain up to nine times speed improvement with HDInsight IO Cache

IN PREVIEW

Achieve up to a nine times performance improvement in the speed of Apache Spark jobs with Azure HDInsight IO Cache, now in preview.

  • Apache Spark for Azure HDInsight
31 Oct

Azure App Service Deployment Center now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure App Service Deployment Center is now available. The Deployment Center is a centralised overview for all of the deployment methods supported by your app and a guided experience for configuring Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment.

  • App Service
31 Oct

Archive Storage is now available in three new regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Archive Storage is now available in three additional Azure regions including US Gov VA, US Gov TX and US Gov AZ.

  • Archive Storage
31 Oct

Azure App Service new Virtual Network Integration capability is in preview

IN PREVIEW

VNet Integration capability with Azure App Service is in preview.

  • App Service
  • Virtual Network
31 Oct

Azure Container Instances custom Virtual Network support is in preview

IN PREVIEW

With Virtual Network support, Azure Container Instances now supports deploying containers to new or existing Azure virtual networks. Azure Container Instances containers can have secure communication with other resources, such as Azure Kubernetes Service clusters, residing in the same virtual network.

  • Container Instances
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
31 Oct

Azure SignalR Service is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SignalR Service is now generally available. Build real-time web experiences without worrying about hosting, scalability, load balancing or authentication.

  • Azure SignalR Service
31 Oct

Azure SQL Database managed instance business-critical tier

NOW AVAILABLE

The business-critical performance tier will be generally available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance on 1 December 2018. Save up to 80 per cent on the licence-included full price when you apply Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and reserved capacity pricing.

  • Managed Instance
  • Azure SQL Database
31 Oct

Azure Event Grid, Advanced filtering – Public Preview

IN PREVIEW

Data payload attributes filtering is now available on Event Grid, so you can do events filtering before processing them.

  • Event Grid
31 Oct

App Service sites running Python 3.4.1 being updated to Python 3.6.6

IN DEVELOPMENT

From 12 November and running until 15 December, Azure App Service hosted on Windows will upgrade all Python sites running Python 3.4.1 to instead run Python 3.6.6.

  • App Service
30 Oct

General availability: Azure Kubernetes Service in UK West

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service is now generally available in the UK West region, bringing the number of regions for the service to 14.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
25 Oct

Azure API Management update 24 October

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

  • API Management
24 Oct

US Government Bandwidth Data Transfer In and Out GUID migration

Effective 1 December 2018, the resource GUIDs for Azure Bandwidth Data Transfer In and Out US Government will change.

  • Bandwidth
24 Oct

SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical GUID changes

Effective 1 December 2018, resource GUIDs for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical will change to simplify billing practices.

  • Azure SQL Database

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