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    July 2018

    Jul 31

    General availability: Linux on App Service Environment

    We're excited to announce the general availability of Linux on App Service Environment, which combines the features from App Service on Linux and App Service Environment.

    • App Service
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Jul 17

    General availability: vCore-based purchasing model for SQL databases and elastic pools

    The vCore-based purchasing model for elastic pools and single databases is generally available.

    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Jul 16

    New in Azure Maps: API, map control modules, imagery, and styling features

    New features are available for Azure Maps customers.

    • App Service
    • Mobile Services
    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Internet of Things
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Jul 16

    Batch services and advanced routing services for Azure Maps

    New features and batch services are available for Azure Maps. They support the needs of large-scale enterprises with high volumes of concurrent users, along with users who need advanced functionality.

    • Mobile Services
    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Internet of Things
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    May 2018

    May 19

    Enterprise administrators can view reserved instances in the Azure portal

    Azure Enterprise Agreement administrators can now see their Azure reservations in the Azure portal.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Features
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings
    May 4

    Preview: The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database is extended with additional compute and storage options

    The vCore-based purchasing model for Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool and Single Database offers additional compute and storage configurations.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    April 2018

    Apr 25

    General availability: Azure Container Instances

    Azure Container Instances is generally available, with a decreased price, an improved Azure portal experience, new features, and expanded regions.

    • Container Instances
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Apr 4

    Preview: A flexible new way to purchase Azure SQL Database

    The preview of the vCore-based purchasing model released with Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now available for elastic pools and single databases.

    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    March 2018

    Mar 19

    ClearDB removal from the Azure Marketplace

    ClearDB will transition Azure-based customers currently billed by Microsoft to a direct billing model with ClearDB. You'll no longer be able to create or upgrade a ClearDB database.

    • Access Control Service
    • App Service
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services

    February 2018

    Feb 27

    Power BI Workspace Collections is being retired

    Because you can now embed more Power BI features in your apps by using Power BI Embedded, the Power BI Workspace Collections service is being retired.

    • Power BI Embedded
    • Pricing & Offerings

    November 2017

    Nov 16

    General availability: Azure Reserved VM Instances

    Azure Reserved VM Instances are generally available.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
    • Pricing & Offerings

    October 2017

    Oct 23

    Public preview: Twice the performance and unlimited columnar storage with SQL Data Warehouse

    Announcing a new, faster performance tier for Azure SQL Data Warehouse for compute-intensive analytical workloads.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Oct 6

    Public preview: Azure subscription cost reporting and analysis for enterprise customers

    Azure EA users can view and analyze their subscription costs across different pivots in the Azure portal.

    • Features
    • Management
    • Pricing & Offerings

    June 2017

    Jun 15

    General availability: Fast Failover and TCP Probing in Azure Traffic Manager

    In Azure Traffic Manager, two new features related to endpoint health are now generally available: Fast Failover and TCP Probing.

    • Traffic Manager
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings

    May 2017

    May 10

    Azure Enterprise Agreement Support Plan Upgrade Offer extended until June 30, 2018

    The Enterprise Agreement Support Plan Upgrade Offer is being extended. For Azure customers who use an Enterprise Agreement, this offer provides an additional level of access to support from Microsoft.

    • Pricing & Offerings

    March 2017

    Mar 31

    General availability: Azure Monitor

    Azure Monitor, the central source and pipeline for monitoring data from Azure, is now generally available.

    • Azure Monitor
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Mar 17

    L-Series storage-optimized virtual machines

    L-Series virtual machines are optimized for storage-intensive workloads and offer four new VM sizes.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings

    February 2017

    Feb 8

    Introducing Microsoft Azure IP Advantage

    Microsoft Azure IP Advantage provides comprehensive protection against intellectual property (IP) risks with uncapped indemnification and access to a portfolio of thousands of Microsoft patents.

    • Compliance
    • Pricing & Offerings

    November 2016

    Nov 19

    Azure Cosmos DB: Paper about the TCO of running a NoSQL database is available

    Azure Cosmos DB Principal Engineering Manager Kirill Gavrylyuk recently published a paper that compares the TCO of running a NoSQL database in multiple scenarios.

    • Azure Cosmos DB
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Nov 18

    New generation of A-series instances for Azure Virtual Machines

    A new generation of A-series instances is available for Azure Virtual Machines. These Av2 instances carry the same CPU configurations but have more RAM per vCPU.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings

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