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    Monthly updates for November 2016

    Nov 28

    Application Insights: Telemetry data will require HTTPS

    Application Insights will no longer accept telemetry data sent using HTTP. Additionally, we recommend updating the JavaScript SDK snippet to download the SDL library via HTTPS.

    • Application Insights
    • Features
    • SDK and Tools
    • Services
    Nov 23

    Custom reports for Verizon Standard and Premium profiles

    You can now find custom reports in the supplemental management portal for both Verizon profile types.

    • Content Delivery Network
    • Media Services
    • Features
    Nov 23

    Azure Backup security capabilities for protecting cloud backups

    Azure Backup provides security features that help customers secure their backups and recover data by using cloud backups if production and backup servers are compromised.

    • Azure Backup
    • Services
    Nov 22

    Set auto-shutdown for VMs created through Resource Manager

    You can set virtual machines created through the Azure Resource Manager deployment model to shut down automatically.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Features
    • Services
    Nov 22

    Application Insights: General availability in additional regions and resource location update

    Application Insights is generally available in East US, South Central US, West Europe, and North Europe. The US resource location has changed to align with the location of analytics data.

    • Application Insights
    • Features
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Nov 21

    Azure DevTest Labs: Create multiple-VM environments with Resource Manager templates

    In Azure DevTest Labs, you can create your environments by using Azure Resource Manager templates.

    • Azure Resource Manager
    • Virtual Machines
    • Azure DevTest Labs
    • Features
    • Services
    Nov 19

    Azure Cosmos DB: Paper about the TCO of running a NoSQL database is available

    Azure Cosmos DB Principal Engineering Manager Kirill Gavrylyuk recently published a paper that compares the TCO of running a NoSQL database in multiple scenarios.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Nov 19

    Azure Cosmos DB .NET Core Preview SDK available

    You can use the Azure Cosmos DB .NET Core Preview SDK to build fast, cross-platform ASP.NET Core and .NET Core apps to run on Windows, Mac, and Linux.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • SDK and Tools
    Nov 18

    Free local development with the Azure Cosmos DB Emulator

    Azure Cosmos DB offers a free emulator that provides a local development experience for the Azure Cosmos DB service.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Features
    Nov 18

    New generation of A-series instances for Azure Virtual Machines

    A new generation of A-series instances is available for Azure Virtual Machines. These Av2 instances carry the same CPU configurations but have more RAM per vCPU.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Nov 18

    URL Authorization Rules in App Service

    The initial preview of URL Authorization Rules in App Service can help set up your app's auth rules without burdening you with writing a bunch of code.

    • Access Control Service
    • App Service
    • Features
    Nov 16

    General availability: Azure Functions

    The Azure Functions experience is generally available, including the consumption compute model (formerly called "dynamic compute").

    • App Service
    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Nov 16

    General availability: R Server on HDInsight

    R Server on HDInsight is generally available. It enables scalable machine learning in the R language and several new features, such as integration with Spark 2.0 and Spark data sources.

    • HDInsight
    Nov 16

    General availability: G-series for Azure Cloud Services

    The G-series is available on Azure Cloud Services in US West, US East 2, Europe West, Asia Southeast, Australia East, Canada Central, Canada East, Germany Central, and US Gov Virginia.

    • Pricing & Offerings
    Nov 15

    New App Service MVA course now available

    Check out our new, free Microsoft Virtual Academy course, which will give you a great deep dive into Azure App Service. Our engineering team will lead you through the sessions.

    • App Service
    • Services
    Nov 11

    Azure Cosmos DB: Available in West Central US and West US 2

    Azure Cosmos DB is available in the West Central US and West US 2 regions.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Regions & Datacenters
    Nov 10

    Azure Backup support for encrypted Azure VMs

    Azure Backup supports backup and restore of encrypted Azure virtual machines, along with related keys and secrets.

    • Azure Backup
    • Services
    Nov 9

    General availability: In-Memory OLTP in Azure SQL Database Premium

    In-Memory OLTP is generally available in all Azure SQL Database Premium databases and enables large performance gains for transaction processing. Columnstore indexes enable large performance gains for analytics queries.

    • Azure SQL Database
    Nov 8

    General availability: Azure API Management SOAP pass-through

    Azure API Management supports SOAP APIs. Customers can take advantage of features—such as security, analytics, and the developer portal—that were previously available only for REST/HTTP-style APIs.

    • API Management
    • Features
    Nov 7

    Azure Cosmos DB: New quick-start apps in the Azure portal

    Azure Cosmos DB has quick-start apps available in the Azure portal.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • SDK and Tools

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