Updates Archives

Monthly updates for April 2016

Apr 5

Parse Server on Azure managed services

We've released a marketplace template for easy implementation of a Parse Server on Azure, integrating Azure App Service, Notification Hubs, Storage, and DocumentDB, with a site extension for the Parse Dashboard.

  • App Service
  • Mobile Services
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 5

Linux VM support on Azure Batch

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Batch service has added Linux VM support.

  • Batch
  • Features
  • Operating System
  • Services
Apr 5

Azure DevTest Labs: Introducing formulas to create VMs productively

Azure DevTest Labs enables a new way to create VMs: through formulas. A formula is a template that captures all the settings that you specify when you create a lab VM. It provides all the benefits to make VM provisioning even more productive and flexible.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 5

HDInsight enables customizations to live, running clusters

HDInsight enables Script Action–based customizations to live, running clusters.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
Apr 4

New offer for customers who use ExpressRoute for Office 365 traffic

Azure ExpressRoute Premium tier has three distinct advantages over the non-Premium version of the service: global connectivity, a larger number of virtual networks, and a larger number of routes (private and public peering).

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 4

Azure Machine Learning supports Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure Machine Learning supports Azure SQL Data Warehouse as a data source and a destination.

  • Machine Learning Studio
  • Features
Apr 4

Azure Cosmos DB goes planet scale with global databases

You can use Azure Cosmos DB global databases to replicate data across multiple Azure regions and achieve low-latency access with well-defined data consistency, along with 99.99 percent availability.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 1

Ability to switch to another offer available

Customers can switch their Pay-As-You-Go subscription to another offer via the Azure Account Center.

  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 1

Public preview: Microsoft Cognitive Services

IN PREVIEW

Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs available to developers to make their applications more intelligent and engaging.

  • Services
Apr 1

Azure HDInsight supports R for machine learning and new updates to Spark and Hadoop

Azure HDInsight can run 100 percent open-source R to do machine learning and has new updates on the latest Hadoop and Spark components from Hortonworks.

  • HDInsight
  • Features
  • Services
Apr 1

Public preview: Azure Storage Service Encryption

IN PREVIEW

Azure Storage Service Encryption is now available for Azure Blob Storage (block and page blobs) upon request for any new storage account created through Azure Resource Manager.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 1

General availability: Azure Data Catalog

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Catalog is an enterprise-wide metadata catalog that stores, describes, indexes, and shows how to access any registered data asset.

  • Data Catalog
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Cosmos DB: New pricing option

We are excited to announce a new pricing option for Azure Cosmos DB, offering greater flexibility in optimizing cost and performance.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure Managed Cache Service and Azure In-Role Cache to be retired November 30, 2016

Target availability: Q4 2016

This is a follow-up reminder to our announcement last year regarding the retirement plan.

  • Services
Apr 1

General availability: Azure Service Fabric

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Service Fabric has reached general availability (GA) and is ready for production workloads. Service Fabric helps developers build, deploy, and operate microservice architecture applications reliably and at scale.

  • Service Fabric
Apr 1

Public preview: Service Fabric for Windows Server

IN PREVIEW

You can use the Service Fabric for Windows Server preview to create a multi-machine Service Fabric cluster in your own datacenter or in other public clouds.

  • Service Fabric
Apr 1

Private preview of Service Fabric on Linux

IN PREVIEW

You can use the private preview of Service Fabric on Linux to build, deploy, and manage highly available, highly scalable applications in a Linux environment just as you would on Windows.

  • Service Fabric

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