Monthly updates for April 2019
Azure reservation updates include new purchase experience and APIs.
Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you savings up to 65% cDWU capacity.
Azure Container Instances overall price reductions of anywhere between 35% and 50% depending on region and usage pattern.
The new L-series tiers offer significantly more storage at a reduced cost per terabyte compared to the standard tiers. This is ideal for internal applications searching over large file repositories, archival scenarios when you have business data going back many years, or e-discovery applications.
The Azure AD B2C service will no longer charge for "Stored Users" starting April 1, 2019, to lower the cost of managing consumer identities.
The new B1ls Azure virtual machine, which has the smallest memory and lowest cost among Azure VM instances, is now available.