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    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

    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

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

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

    • Managed Cache Service
    • 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

    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

    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

    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

    General availability: Azure Service Fabric

    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

    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

    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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