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December 2018

Dec 4

S1 Tier Now Available


S1 Pricing Tier now available for large-scale deployments.

  • Azure Maps

October 2018

Oct 17

Azure App Service: Price reductions for App Service on Linux basic and premium tiers


We’ve recently reduced prices for Azure App Service on Linux for the basic and premium tiers.

  • App Service (Linux)

September 2018

Sep 10

Introducing Azure DevOps


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 DevOps
Sep 6

SQL Data Warehouse now available in Government Cloud


Azure SQL Data Warehouse Gen2 is now available in government cloud

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Sep 4

Azure Data Box: Expanded availability, plus support for NFS and RBAC


The Azure Data Box service is now available for data ingestion to France regions, along with support for NFS and RBAC.

August 2018

Aug 22

G-series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

G-series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

Aug 20

A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

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
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.

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
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

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
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

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
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.

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
  • Security

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

November 2017

Nov 16

General availability: Azure Reserved VM Instances


Azure Reserved VM Instances are generally available.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets

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.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
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.

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