Monthly updates for November 2016
You can now find custom reports in the supplemental management portal for both Verizon profile types.
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.
You can set virtual machines created through the Azure Resource Manager deployment model to shut down automatically.
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.
In Azure DevTest Labs, you can create your environments by using Azure Resource Manager templates.
Azure Cosmos DB Principal Engineering Manager Kirill Gavrylyuk recently published a paper that compares the TCO of running a NoSQL database in multiple scenarios.
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 offers a free emulator that provides a local development experience for the Azure Cosmos DB service.
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.
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.
The Azure Functions experience is generally available, including the consumption compute model (formerly called "dynamic compute").
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.
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.
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.
Azure Cosmos DB is available in the West Central US and West US 2 regions.
Azure Backup supports backup and restore of encrypted Azure virtual machines, along with related keys and secrets.
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 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.
Azure Cosmos DB has quick-start apps available in the Azure portal.
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