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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.
New Azure managed disks SKUs for Premium SSDs, Standard SSDs and Standard HDDs will reach up to 32TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 900 MBps on Premium SSD Disks
Azure Lab Services is now Generally Available.
Extended Security Updates for SQL Server 2008 are now available for purchase
Announcing the general availability of Azure Lab Services.
Dev/test pricing is now available for SQL Database Managed Instance as part of the Azure Enterprise dev/test offer, providing a cost-effective way to run your development and testing workloads on Azure SQL Database.
Azure Database Migration Service, the fully managed service designed for both operational database and data warehouse migrations, now supports offline and online migrations using the premium tier.
Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimized tiers in Azure Database for MySQL.
Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimized tiers in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Smaller SKUs for Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2
S1 Pricing Tier now available for large-scale deployments.
We’ve recently reduced prices for Azure App Service on Linux for the basic and premium tiers.
Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is becoming a set of Azure DevOps services. You'll start to notice new icons and names for Azure DevOps and each service within it.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in government cloud
The Azure Data Box service is now available for data ingestion to France regions, along with support for NFS and RBAC.