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    Monthly updates for September 2016

    Sep 30

    Go faster with Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 1.10.0

    Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 1.10.0 is available and includes a few specific improvements, the biggest of which is direct connectivity support for partitioned collections.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • SDK and Tools
    Sep 29

    H-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines now available

    At launch, the H-Series will be among the fastest virtual machines available in Azure in terms of performance per core (ACU benchmark).

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Sep 29

    Generally available: Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux for Standard and Premium IaaS virtual machines

    Azure Disk Encryption for Linux IaaS virtual machines and support for virtual machines with Premium storage is generally available in all Azure public regions.

    • Key Vault
    • Virtual Machines
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Sep 29

    Generally available: Storage Service Encryption for Azure Storage

    Accounts enabled with Storage Service Encryption will have data encrypted with Microsoft-managed keys using the industry-leading encryption algorithm, AES-256.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 29

    Generally available: Azure Premium Storage in an additional region

    Offering an SLA for 99.9 percent availability, Premium Storage is now available in the North Central US region, as well as other regions previously announced.

    • Storage Accounts
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Sep 29

    Improved automatic tuning boosts Azure SQL Database performance

    Now customers can run their production workload in SQL Database for a day, and Advisor will provide relevant tuning recommendations to improve performance.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Features
    Sep 29

    Azure Key Vault Certificates helps simplify and automate tasks for SSL/TLS certificates

    Azure Key Vault is introducing Key Vault Certificates to simplify tasks related to SSL/TLS certificates from supported third-party CAs.

    • Key Vault
    • Features
    Sep 29

    Azure Security Center enhancements

    Azure Security Center helps customers take control of cloud security policies, monitor the current security of Azure resources, and detect and respond to active attacks.

    • Security Center
    • Features
    • Services
    Sep 29

    Microsoft Operations Management Suite releases Update Management

    With the Update Management solution, Microsoft Operations Management Suite helps customers keep IT systems updated without any unplanned application downtime.

    • Features
    Sep 28

    General availability: VNet peering

    VNet peering is generally available.

    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Sep 27

    Public preview: Application Gateway web application firewall

    Application Gateway announces the public preview of web application firewall (WAF) functionality as part of new WAF tier. This is available in all Azure regions.

    • Application Gateway
    Sep 27

    General availability: Service Fabric for Windows Server

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

    • Service Fabric
    Sep 27

    Public preview: Azure Service Fabric for Linux

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

    • Service Fabric
    Sep 26

    IPv6 for Azure VMs available in most regions

    Extend your application's reach with IPv6 for Azure virtual machines.

    • Load Balancer
    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Network
    • Features
    Sep 26

    General availability: Azure DNS

    Azure DNS is generally available. The service is offered with a 99.99% availability SLA and is covered by Azure Support. General availability pricing will take effect from November 1, 2016.

    • Azure DNS
    Sep 26

    Large instances of SAP HANA on Azure

    SAP HANA Large instances, which are purpose-built hardware configurations for SAP HANA workloads that require memory sizes larger than 0.5 TB, have entered general availability.

    • Virtual Machines
    Sep 26

    Backup policy management for Azure VM backup in a Recovery Services vault

    Azure backup now supports edit and delete on existing Azure VM backup policies in a Recovery Services vault.

    • Azure Backup
    • Features
    Sep 23

    Service Fabric SDK and Runtime for version 5.2 released

    Azure Service Fabric has released updated versions of the Service Fabric SDK and Runtime, and the standalone installer for Windows Server.

    • Service Fabric
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    Sep 21

    Azure AD Application Proxy new connector version

    Azure AD Application Proxy improves exception handling, telemetry, and connectivity success rates with version 1.3.1135.0 of the connector.

    • Features
    Sep 20

    Mobile Apps: Supporting IPv6 and the Apple submission process

    Apple announced that all apps submitted to the iOS App Store for review must support IPv6-only networks, but your app submissions will likely work just fine under certain conditions.

    • App Service
    • Mobile Services
    • Compliance

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