Updates Archives

Monthly updates for January 2018

Jan 31

General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

"Virtual Network Service Endpoints" and "Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage" are generally available in all regions in the Azure public cloud and Azure Government.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Virtual Network
Jan 30

.NET Core 2.0 support for App Service on Linux

You can create a Linux web app by using .NET Core 2.0 as a runtime stack.

  • App Service
  • SDK and Tools
Jan 29

General availability: Azure Network Watcher in Microsoft Azure Germany

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
Jan 29

General availability: Azure Network Watcher in Microsoft Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Azure Monitor
  • Network Watcher
Jan 29

Azure DevTest Labs: Set expiration date for a lab announcement

You can set an expiration date and time for a lab announcement, so you don't have to manually remove the announcement later.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Features
Jan 26

Azure Cosmos DB—Visual Studio now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

It's now much easier to develop and debug an Azure function locally which is consuming Cosmos DB change feed on Azure.

  • Features
Jan 26

Azure Cosmos DB—Higher provisions on unlimited collections

NOW AVAILABLE

Unlimited containers (collections) enable you to dynamically scale your provisioning from as low as 1,000 RU/sec to millions of RU/sec with no limit on storage consumption.

  • Features
Jan 26

Azure Cosmos DB—Now available in France preview

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Cosmos DB is now a part of the preview of Microsoft Azure in France

  • Features
Jan 26

Azure Search—New enterprise security features

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search is expanding its enterprise security capabilities with two new features.

  • Features
Jan 26

Visual tools added to Azure Data Factory

IN PREVIEW

In response to your feedback, we're happy to announce the release of visual tools for Azure Data Factory that allow you to get pipelines up and running quickly without having to write a single line of code.

  • Features
Jan 25

Azure Standard support plan: price drop and faster initial response time

Price drop to $100 USD per month, and faster initial response time for critical cases, now 1 hour.

  • Management
Jan 24

General availability: Azure DNS in Microsoft Azure Government

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DNS is now generally available in Azure Government.

  • Azure DNS
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jan 24

New Python solutions for Web App for Containers

You can use Python-based templates from Flask, Bottle, or Django to build a web app for a small business or a personal web app.

  • App Service
  • Features
  • Services
Jan 23

New region for App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers

You can now create an App Service plan for Linux in Australia Southeast, in addition to the previously announced regions.

  • App Service
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
Jan 18

Change in Mercury DB and Titan DB service plans

ClearDB is discontinuing the Mercury DB and Titan DB service plans in the Azure platform.

  • App Service
  • Features
Jan 15

General availability: Service tags for NSGs

NOW AVAILABLE

Service tags for NSGs are generally available.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Jan 12

Azure HDInsight—New capabilities and price reductions

NOW AVAILABLE

We recently made several exciting announcements about Azure HDInsight, including a price reduction of up to 52 percent on all workloads on HDInsight, and added an additional 80 percent price reduction for Microsoft R Server add-on.

  • Features
Jan 9

Azure Backup now supports BEK-encrypted Azure virtual machines

Azure Backup supports backup and restore of virtual machines that have managed or unmanaged disks encrypted through BEK or through a combination of BEK and KEK.

  • Azure Backup
  • Features
Jan 9

General availability: Augmented rules for NSGs

NOW AVAILABLE

Augmented security rules for NSGs are generally available.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Jan 9

Public preview: Application security groups in all regions

IN PREVIEW

Application security groups in public preview are available in all regions.

  • Virtual Network
  • Features
  • Management

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