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May 2020

May 20

Serverless pricing model for Azure Cosmos DB

IN DEVELOPMENT

The serverless pricing model for Azure Cosmos DB is ideal for spiky workloads that don’t need sustained throughput. Serverless requires no resource planning or management, and will be in preview soon.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
  • Microsoft Build
  • Pricing & Offerings
May 13

Optional Uptime SLA now available for Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS)

NOW AVAILABLE

AKS now offers an optional uptime SLA.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Pricing & Offerings

April 2020

Apr 29

Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available

  • Azure Backup
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 27

Azure Functions—Java 8 support on Linux is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions support for Java on Linux is now in preview. This enables deploying Java Function Apps as containers to the Functions dedicated/premium plan and Kubernetes.

  • Azure Functions
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 2

Azure Spot Virtual Machines are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 1

Azure DevTest discounts are now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your Azure DevTest subscription

  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

March 2020

Mar 23

Flatcar Container Linux available in Azure Marketplace

NOW AVAILABLE

Flatcar Container Linux by Kinvolk is now available in the Azure Marketplace. Flatcar is an immutable Linux distribution for containers, and a compatible fork of CoreOS Container Linux.

  • Gallery
  • Operating System
  • Pricing & Offerings
Mar 23

Azure Database for MySQL—Three years reserved capacity is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Mar 23

Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity pricing is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity pricing is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Features
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Mar 7

Azure Cosmos DB—Save up to 33 percent on multi-master accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Customers creating new Azure Cosmos DB accounts can now get discounted pricing up to 33 percent off for accounts enabling multi-region writes (multi-master).

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Pricing & Offerings
Mar 6

Azure Cosmos DB free tier is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Getting started with our service is easier than ever with the new Azure Cosmos DB free tier. Use it to develop and test your applications, run small workloads in production for free, or simply apply a discount to your Azure Cosmos DB account.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Pricing & Offerings

February 2020

Feb 21

Drill into the costs for your resources

NOW AVAILABLE

Updated Cost by resource view in Cost Analysis. This improves drilldown experience to view costs accruing for each resource at a meter level.

  • Cost Management + Billing
  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Feb 4

New AMD-based Dav4 and Eav4 Azure VMs are available in additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

New Azure Dav4-series and Eav4-series virtual machines based on the latest AMD EPYC™ 7452 processor are now available in East US, East US2, West US2, Southeast Asia, North and West Europe regions.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings

January 2020

Jan 22

New Cloud Disaster Recovery Benefit for Azure SQL Virtual Machines

NOW AVAILABLE

We have enhanced the existing Software Assurance benefits for SQL Server to help customers implement a holistic business continuity plan with SQL Server.

  • SQL Server on Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jan 17

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Bring-Your-Own-Subscription Gold Images now Generally Available in Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q1 2020

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) bring-your-own-subscription (BYOS) images, also referred to as RHEL Gold images, are now generally available in Azure with a simple automated sign-up process. This new automated sign-up process provides faster and simpler access to the gold images.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Red Hat Linux
  • Gallery
  • Open Source
  • Operating System
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jan 1

Azure Bastion now generally available in East US 2 and West US 2

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Bastion is now generally available in two more Azure public cloud regions—East US 2 and West US 2. We'll continue to add more regions going forward.

  • Azure Bastion
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Virtual Network
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Compliance
  • Features
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • SDK and Tools
  • Security
  • Services

December 2019

Dec 18

Azure Data Box Disk is now available in East Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Box Disk is now available in the East Asia (Hong Kong) region. This is in addition to the other Azure regions where Data Box Disk is already available—US, EU, Canada, Australia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Azure Government (US).

  • Data Box Disk
  • Pricing & Offerings
Dec 18

Azure SQL Database Gen 4 hardware approaching end of life in 2020

Target retirement date: December 18, 2019

Azure SQL Database is beginning the decommissioning process of Gen 4 Intel E5-2673 v3 (Haswell)-based CPUs and is transitioning to Intel E5-2673 v4 (Broadwell) 2.3 GHz and Intel SP8160 (Skylake) processors for all new deployments.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Retirements
  • Services
Dec 4

Easily monitor backup storage costs for Azure SQL databases and elastic pools

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily monitor backup storage costs for your single databases and elastic pools directly from the Azure portal.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Management
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Dec 3

Azure Spot VMs now in Preview

IN PREVIEW

Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot VMs now in Preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Features
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

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