Updates Archives

Monthly updates for February 2017

Feb 28

Public preview: Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1

IN PREVIEW

Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1 is in public preview.

  • HDInsight
Feb 23

Public preview: Loading files from Azure Blob storage into Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database enables the direct load of files stored in Azure Blob storage by using BULK INSERT and OPENROWSET commands.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Storage Accounts
Feb 22

Public preview: Azure Functions Proxies

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions Proxies, now in public preview, makes it easier to develop APIs by using Azure Functions. Functions Proxies lets you define a single API surface for multiple function apps.

  • App Service
  • Azure Functions
Feb 22

Public preview: Azure Network Watcher

IN PREVIEW

Use Azure Network Watcher, now in public preview, to monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into network performance and health.

  • Network Watcher
Feb 14

Public preview: Cross-subscription virtual network peering

The ability to peer virtual networks created through different deployment models that exist in different subscriptions is in preview release.

  • Virtual Network
Feb 14

Ruby support is available on Web Apps on Linux

NOW AVAILABLE

The preview version of Web Apps on Linux now supports Ruby.

  • App Service
Feb 13

Azure Site Recovery available in five new regions

Azure Site Recovery available in Canada Central, Canada East, UK South, UK West, and West US2.

  • Azure Site Recovery
Feb 11

General availability: Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets are generally available.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
Feb 9

Import support for signed DSC node configurations in Automation

Azure Automation now supports importing both signed and unsigned node configurations.

  • Automation
Feb 9

Public preview: Multiple IP addresses per NIC

IN PREVIEW

Multiple IP addresses per NIC is in public preview.

  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Network
Feb 8

Introducing Microsoft Azure IP Advantage

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft Azure IP Advantage provides comprehensive protection against intellectual property (IP) risks with uncapped indemnification and access to a portfolio of thousands of Microsoft patents.

Feb 7

Welcome Azure Functions to the South India region

Azure Functions Dynamic Compute is available in the South India region.

  • App Service
  • Azure Functions
Feb 6

Enhanced Automated Backup for SQL Server 2016 in Azure Virtual Machines

You can control the schedule of your backups and back up system databases by using Automated Backup for your SQL Server 2016 virtual machines running in Azure.

  • Virtual Machines
Feb 6

Announcing the new Azure Marketplace experience

The new Azure Marketplace experience will help you discover and deploy products, deep dive for more info, and get hands-on experience.

  • HDInsight
  • Marketplace
  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • Web Apps
Feb 3

Azure AD Domain Services is available in new regions

Azure Active Directory Domain Services is available in 10 new Azure regions.

  • Azure Active Directory Domain Services
  • Security
Feb 1

Azure Cosmos DB: .NET SDK 1.11.3 with 32-bit host process support and other improvements

Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 1.11.3 includes support for 32-bit host processes, additional quota reporting, and performance improvements.

  • Azure Cosmos DB

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