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    Monthly updates for May 2016

    May 26

    Azure Web Apps Gallery now supported only in Azure Marketplace

    Customers can no longer create gallery applications in the Azure classic portal, but they can create these applications in the Azure portal and take advantage of the features there.

    • App Service
    • Marketplace
    • Features
    • Services
    May 26

    New generation of D-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services in Japan West

    The new generation of D-Series instances is available in Japan West. These Dv2 instances offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster than the current D-Series.

    • Cloud Services
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    May 26

    General availability: Azure Backup in the Azure portal

    With the release of Azure Backup on the Azure portal, customers can seamlessly back up virtual machines under the newly introduced recovery services vault.

    • Azure Backup
    • Services
    May 26

    Automation scheduling feature update

    Automation supports weekly and monthly schedules. With these recurrence options, you can select days of the week or days of the month for your schedule to run on.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • Services
    May 25

    Deploying a Web Apps certificate through Key Vault

    As part of the App Service Certificate offering, we support Web Apps certificate deployment through Azure Key Vault.

    • App Service
    • Features
    May 25

    General availability: Azure DevTest Labs

    Azure DevTest Labs, your self-service sandbox environment in Azure to quickly create dev/test environments while minimizing waste and controlling costs, has entered general availability.

    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Services
    May 24

    Azure API Management is available in Canada regions

    Azure API Management is live in the Canada East and Canada Central regions. API Management can now be deployed to 20 regions around the world!

    • API Management
    • App Service
    • Regions & Datacenters
    May 23

    Run your own custom Automation tasks in response to VM alerts

    When you create an alert rule on an Azure virtual machine, you can run your own custom task when the alert is triggered. New alert remediation tasks are also available.

    • Alerts
    • Automation
    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Services
    May 20

    Azure Redis Cache: Preview of import/export and scale to Premium tier

    The Azure Redis Cache team is pleased to announce two new features: import/export data and scale to the Premium tier.

    • Azure Cache for Redis
    • Features
    May 19

    Namespace-level tier selection enabled for Notification Hubs

    Notification Hubs recently enabled namespace-level tiers so that customers can allocate resources tailored to each namespace’s expected traffic and usage patterns.

    • App Service
    • Notification Hubs
    • Features
    May 18

    Deploy geo-fenced push notifications by using Azure Notification Hubs

    We published a tutorial that explains how to deliver location-based push notifications by using Azure Notification Hubs and Bing Spatial Data, leveraged from within a Universal Windows Platform application.

    • Notification Hubs
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    May 18

    Automation: New graphical runbook type based on native PowerShell

    Azure Automation introduces a new graphical runbook type based on native PowerShell. It provides quick runbook starts and easier authoring.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • Services
    May 18

    Automation Runbook Gallery update

    The Azure Automation Runbook Gallery supports script content from the PowerShell Gallery.

    • Automation
    • Features
    • Gallery
    • Services
    May 18

    General availability: Azure Site Recovery in new Azure experience

    Azure Site Recovery, a component of Microsoft Operations Management Suite, is generally available in the new Azure experience, with support for Resource Manager and CSP.

    • Azure Site Recovery
    • Management
    May 18

    Azure Cosmos DB: General availability in the North Central region

    Azure Azure Cosmos DB supports provisioning Cosmos DB accounts in the North Central US region.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Regions & Datacenters
    May 17

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse: May 2016 update

    Several features have been added to Azure SQL Data Warehouse in our most recent update.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Services
    May 16

    Scheduler available in Canada regions

    Azure Scheduler is available in the Canada East and Canada Central regions.

    • Scheduler
    • Regions & Datacenters
    May 13

    Resource lock management available in the portal

    You can view, add, and delete management locks for resources in the portal.

    • Azure Resource Manager
    • Features
    • Management
    May 13

    Azure Data Lake update announcement

    Azure Data Lake updates are available and provide basic improvements across the board.

    • Data Lake Analytics
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    May 12

    General availability: Azure SQL Database elastic pools

    Azure SQL Database elastic pools are ideally suited for SaaS and line-of-business applications that need the performance, availability, and security isolation benefits of provisioning one database for each tenant or application.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services

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