Monthly updates for January 2019
Query Store automatically captures a history of queries, plans and runtime statistics, and retains them for your review when monitoring your data warehouse. Query Store is available in all regions for all generations of Azure SQL Data Warehouse with no additional charges.
Global VNet Peering is now available in Azure China regions.
A new release of the Microsoft Threat Modelling Tool is available for download. It contains several updates and feature changes.
You can manage class schedules on classroom labs in Azure Lab Services.
In Azure Site Recovery, we’ve added several features for VM disaster recovery.
A new deployment wizard is now available for the Avere vFXT for Azure, a high-performance caching solution, to improve setup processes.
A lot has changed recently in the Azure Log Analytics UX. This post covers some of the latest updates, to help you make the most of the log experience.
AKS pod identity gives pods running in Kubernetes their own first-class identity in Azure Active Directory so they can securely communicate with Azure services.
Cluster auto-upgrade ensures that nodes in a cluster are running the latest version of Kubernetes.
Domains hosted on any Microsoft DNS service, including Azure DNS and Traffic Manager, will continue to work after DNS Flag Day. Customers don’t need to take any action at this time.
Node auto-repair monitors nodes in a cluster and initiates a repair process if a node fails to meet health criteria.
Limit access to the Kubernetes API server to your Azure virtual network.
Achieve higher reliability and resiliency by using Availability Zones (AZ).
Multiple node pools enable you to have different VM size per node pool to accommodate custom resource needs
Restrict access to the Kubernetes API server to specific IP addresses or IP ranges.
Control sensitive pod specifications by setting up policies to validate requests to pods.
Scale more efficiently and run applications without downtime.
Enables better security controls with user-defined network policy.
Move Azure Database for MariaDB servers to a new resource group or subscription.
Azure Standard Load Balancer and Standard Public IP are now generally available in Azure Government cloud regions.