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In Azure Traffic Manager, two new features related to endpoint health are now generally available: Fast Failover and TCP Probing.
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.
Azure Monitor, the central source and pipeline for monitoring data from Azure, is now generally available.
L-Series virtual machines are optimized for storage-intensive workloads and offer four new VM sizes.
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.
Azure Cosmos DB Principal Engineering Manager Kirill Gavrylyuk recently published a paper that compares the TCO of running a NoSQL database in multiple scenarios.
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.
The Azure Functions experience is generally available, including the consumption compute model (formerly called "dynamic compute").
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.
UltraPerformance Gateway connects a virtual network to an Azure ExpressRoute circuit and provides five times the network throughput of HighPerformance Gateway.
At launch, the H-Series will be among the fastest virtual machines available in Azure in terms of performance per core (ACU benchmark).
Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs that enable developers to tap into high-quality vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search technologies.
N-Series instances are enabled with NVIDIA’s cutting-edge GPUs so you can run GPU-accelerated workloads and visualize them.
Azure Virtual Machines customers can take advantage of the G-Series instances now available in Canada Central and Canada East.
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 Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—North Europe, Japan East, Brazil South, and Australia Southeast.
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.
Apple FairPlay Streaming is Apple’s digital rights management (DRM) format that protects both Video on Demand (VOD) and live streams.
To better support a broader array of mission-critical cloud apps, Azure Service Bus Premium messaging is now generally available.
Azure Virtual Machines customers can take advantage of the G-Series instances now available in Australia East.
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