Updates Archives

Monthly updates for March 2017

Mar 31

General availability: Azure Network Watcher

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Network Watcher
Mar 31

General availability: Azure Monitor

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Monitor, the central source and pipeline for monitoring data from Azure, is now generally available.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Mar 31

General availability: Azure resource health

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure resource health is generally available. It helps you diagnose and get support when an Azure issue impacts your resources.

  • Management
Mar 31

General availability: Azure Advisor

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Advisor is generally available. It's a personalized recommendation guide that helps you follow best practices to optimize your Azure resources.

  • Management
Mar 31

Azure SQL Data Warehouse seamless integration with Azure Data Lake Store

PolyBase in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports Azure Data Lake Store as a external data source.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
Mar 31

External file format support for UTF-16LE encoded files in SQL Data Warehouse

External file formats in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now support UTF-16 delimited text files.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
Mar 31

PolyBase row width limit increased in SQL Data Warehouse

Azure SQL Data Warehouse external tables now support 1-MB rows.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Features
Mar 30

Preview: Azure Functions Open API (Swagger) support

Support for editing and hosting Open API 2.0 (Swagger) metadata in Azure Functions is in preview.

  • App Service
  • Azure Functions
  • Features
Mar 30

Traffic Manager available only in the Azure portal from April 3

Starting April 3, 2017, the Azure Traffic Manager service will be available only in the Azure portal.

  • Traffic Manager
  • Services
Mar 30

Azure DevTest Labs: Export lab VM usage data for reporting

DevTest Labs enables lab administrators to programmatically pull usage data as .csv files from labs into a secondary Azure storage account for reporting.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 29

General availability: Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Web Application Firewall is generally available as part of the WAF tier on Application Gateway. This is available in all Azure public regions.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
Mar 28

API Management available only in the Azure portal from April 3

Effective April 3, 2017, API Management will be available only in the Azure portal. Access from the classic portal will no longer be supported.

  • API Management
  • Management
Mar 28

Azure DevTest Labs: Managed Disks supported in new labs

Azure DevTest Labs supports Managed Disks in newly created labs, including VM OS disks, data disks, and custom images. Managed Disks helps you manage storage accounts for large-scale VM deployments.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 24

Azure DevTest Labs available in Korea South and Korea Central

Azure DevTest Labs is now available in Korea South and Korea Central, in addition to the other regions it has supported.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Mar 23

Azure Cosmos DB supports aggregate functions

Azure Cosmos DB now supports aggregate functions.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
Mar 22

Create a WordPress application by using Web Apps on Linux

WordPress for App Service on Linux, available in the Azure Marketplace, helps you quickly create a WordPress application on Web Apps (Linux).

  • App Service
  • Features
Mar 22

General availability: Multiple IP addresses per network interface

Multiple IP addresses per network interface is generally available.

  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Mar 22

Public preview: Instant recovery of files from Azure Linux VM backups

IN PREVIEW

Now, instantly restore files from Azure Linux VM backups with no additional cost or new infrastructure by using Azure Backup.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
  • Services
Mar 20

General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse in 4 additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—Germany Central, Germany Northeast, Korea Central, and Korea South. SQL Data Warehouse is now available in 27 regions worldwide.

  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • Regions & Datacenters
Mar 17

Azure DevTest Labs: Create multiple identical VMs at once from Azure portal

Now you can create multiple identical VMs (up to 100) in Azure DevTest Labs from the same VM image and artifacts all at once through Azure portal.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
  • Services

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