Updates Archives

Monthly updates for February 2018

Feb 12

Containers on Windows Server and Linux now available


We’re pleased to share that we're now supporting containers created by Azure Stack users for both Windows Server and Linux.

Feb 12

Templated Kubernetes deployments


Support for templated Kubernetes clusters is now in preview.

  • Azure Stack
Feb 12

In development: Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on Azure Stack


Managed Kubernetes with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) on Azure Stack will make it even easier for Azure Stack users to manage and operate Kubernetes environments in the same ways as they do in Azure, without sacrificing portability.

  • Azure Stack
Feb 9

Azure Database Migration Service: February updates


February updates to Azure Database Migration Service include regional support for Southeast Asia and West India, provisioning in a specific resource group, auto-pause functionality, and improved guidance.

  • Azure Database Migration Service
Feb 8

Azure Active Directory B2C—new features available


To help you improve the sign-in user experience and security for your users, we're announcing new features in preview and general availability.

Feb 8

Azure Search—Better performance and scale features


New paid Azure Search services subscriptions in select regions will be powered by machines with significantly higher performance.

Feb 8

Azure Cosmos DB Graph API


This latest release provides improved performance and reduced latency with the use of third-party Gremlin connectors, support for Python and PHP platforms, and a preview of a .NET library for performant bulk import operations.

Feb 8

General availability: Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database


Virtual Network Service Endpoints for Azure SQL Database is generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Virtual Network
Feb 6

Integration of Azure Backup into the VM creation experience

Azure Backup provides the capability to back up a virtual machine while you're creating the VM in the Azure portal.

  • Azure Backup
  • Virtual Machines
Feb 6

Azure Automation supports .NET Framework 4.6 when running jobs within the service

The Azure Automation service has been upgraded to support PowerShell modules that have a dependency on .NET Framework 4.6 or lower running from the service.

  • Automation
Feb 5

Azure DevTest Labs: Hortonworks image available in your lab

When you're creating a VM in your lab, you can select a Hortonworks image.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
Feb 3

OpenSSH now available in PowerShell in Cloud Shell

PowerShell in Cloud Shell now includes the native Win32 OpenSSH client available for Windows and Windows Server for secure remote login, remote file transfer, and public/private key pair management.

  • Cloud Shell
Feb 2

SQL Data Warehouse: ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CREDENTIAL command for rotating storage keys

The ALTER DATABASE SCOPED CREDENTIAL command is now supported for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Feb 1

Ansible now available in Bash in Cloud Shell

Ansible, an open-source product that automates cloud provisioning, configuration management, and application deployments, is now available to use in Bash in Cloud Shell.

  • Cloud Shell


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