Monthly updates for September 2016
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.
At launch, the H-Series will be among the fastest virtual machines available in Azure in terms of performance per core (ACU benchmark).
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.
Accounts enabled with Storage Service Encryption will have data encrypted with Microsoft-managed keys using the industry-leading encryption algorithm, AES-256.
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.
Now customers can run their production workload in SQL Database for a day, and Advisor will provide relevant tuning recommendations to improve performance.
Azure Key Vault is introducing Key Vault Certificates to simplify tasks related to SSL/TLS certificates from supported third-party CAs.
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.
With the Update Management solution, Microsoft Operations Management Suite helps customers keep IT systems updated without any unplanned application downtime.
VNet peering is generally available.
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.
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.
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.
Extend your application's reach with IPv6 for Azure virtual machines.
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.
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.
Azure backup now supports edit and delete on existing Azure VM backup policies in a Recovery Services vault.
Azure Service Fabric has released updated versions of the Service Fabric SDK and Runtime, and the standalone installer for Windows Server.
Azure AD Application Proxy improves exception handling, telemetry, and connectivity success rates with version 1.3.1135.0 of the connector.
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.