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    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
    Nov 16

    General availability: Azure Functions

    The Azure Functions experience is generally available, including the consumption compute model (formerly called "dynamic compute").

    • App Service
    • Azure Functions
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Nov 16

    General availability: G-series for Azure Cloud Services

    The G-series is available on Azure Cloud Services in US West, US East 2, Europe West, Asia Southeast, Australia East, Canada Central, Canada East, Germany Central, and US Gov Virginia.

    • Pricing & Offerings

    October 2016

    Oct 14

    General availability: UltraPerformance Gateway tier for Azure ExpressRoute

    UltraPerformance Gateway connects a virtual network to an Azure ExpressRoute circuit and provides five times the network throughput of HighPerformance Gateway.

    • ExpressRoute
    • VPN Gateway
    • Pricing & Offerings

    September 2016

    Sep 29

    H-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines now available

    At launch, the H-Series will be among the fastest virtual machines available in Azure in terms of performance per core (ACU benchmark).

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters

    August 2016

    Aug 25

    Public preview: Computer Vision API and Academic Knowledge API in Cognitive Services

    Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs that enable developers to tap into high-quality vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search technologies.

    • Cognitive Services
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Aug 25

    Public preview: N-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines

    N-Series instances are enabled with NVIDIA’s cutting-edge GPUs so you can run GPU-accelerated workloads and visualize them.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Aug 24

    G-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines available in Canada Central and Canada East

    Azure Virtual Machines customers can take advantage of the G-Series instances now available in Canada Central and Canada East.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Aug 24

    General availability: New Azure SQL Database Premium performance level, P15

    P15 offers 4000 Database Transaction Units (DTUs)—that’s twice as powerful as our P11 offering—with extremely fast transactional performance, real-time analytics, and up to 1 TB of storage.

    • Azure SQL Database
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Aug 24

    General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse now in more regions

    Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—North Europe, Japan East, Brazil South, and Australia Southeast.

    • SQL Data Warehouse
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services

    July 2016

    Jul 28

    New generation of D-Series instances in Brazil South

    The new Dv2 instances carry the same CPU, memory, and disk configurations as the current D-Series, but they offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster.

    • Cloud Services
    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jul 28

    General availability: Apple FairPlay Streaming for Azure Media Services

    Apple FairPlay Streaming is Apple’s digital rights management (DRM) format that protects both Video on Demand (VOD) and live streams.

    • Media Services
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Jul 15

    General availability: Service Bus Premium Messaging released to general availability

    To better support a broader array of mission-critical cloud apps, Azure Service Bus Premium messaging is now generally available.

    • Service Bus
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • SDK and Tools
    Jul 14

    G-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines available in Australia East

    Azure Virtual Machines customers can take advantage of the G-Series instances now available in Australia East.

    • Virtual Machines
    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters
    • Services
    Jul 13

    General availability: Microsoft Azure IoT Hub S3 edition

    Microsoft Azure IoT Hub S3 addresses enterprise scenarios where you have a large number of devices that generate large amounts of data and must transmit messages frequently.

    • Azure IoT Hub
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Jul 13

    General availability: Microsoft R Server for Linux virtual machines

    Microsoft R Server, the most broadly deployable enterprise-class analytics platform for R available today, is generally available.

    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Services
    Jul 13

    General availability: SQL Server Stretch Database

    With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from Microsoft SQL Server 2016 to Azure.

    • SQL Server Stretch Database
    • Features
    • Pricing & Offerings
    Jul 13

    General availability: Two new Azure regions

    Two new Azure regions are generally available to customers in the United States and across the globe: West US 2 and West Central US.

    • Pricing & Offerings
    • Regions & Datacenters

    June 2016

    Jun 28

    Point-in-time restore retention for Standard tier extended to 35 days

    For Azure SQL Database, all Standard-tier databases and Standard-tire elastic database pools now have 35 days of retention built in, at no extra charge.

    • Compliance
    • Pricing & Offerings

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