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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.
AKS now offers an optional uptime SLA.
Azure File shares snapshot management by Azure Backup is now generally available
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.
Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot Virtual Machines.
Access the Windows Virtual Desktop service within your Azure DevTest subscription
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.
Azure Database for MySQL reserved capacity is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MySQL servers.
Azure Database for MariaDB reserved capacity pricing is now available to reserve compute power for your existing and future MariaDB servers.
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).
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.
Updated Cost by resource view in Cost Analysis. This improves drilldown experience to view costs accruing for each resource at a meter level.
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.
We have enhanced the existing Software Assurance benefits for SQL Server to help customers implement a holistic business continuity plan with SQL Server.
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.
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 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).
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.
Easily monitor backup storage costs for your single databases and elastic pools directly from the Azure portal.
Buy unused compute capacity at deep discounts and run interruptible workloads at scale with Azure Spot VMs now in Preview.
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