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Two new Azure regions are generally available to customers in the United States and across the globe: West US 2 and West Central US.
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.
Azure Search helps developers build rich, first-class search experiences into their applications.
The Azure Redis Cache Premium tier is enterprise ready. It can be used as a cache and to persist data for resiliency against potential data loss.
F-Series virtual machines are optimized for compute-intensive workloads. This series contains 10 additional compute-optimized VM sizes and the option to optimize for standard or premium storage.
New generation of D-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services in Japan West
The new generation of D-Series instances is available in Japan West. These Dv2 instances offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster than the current D-Series.
Speaker Recognition API features include speaker verification and speaker identification.
Today we're excited to announce the general availability of Azure Content Delivery Network from Akamai.
The Azure Scheduler Premium plan has been renamed to P10 Premium, and a new P20 Premium plan has been released.
A new instance size, D5 v2, extends the Dv2-Series for Azure HDInsight. It has 16 cores and 56 GB of memory.
We've expanded our geo-replication features by enabling Active geo-replication across Azure SQL Database Basic and Standard service tiers.
You can purchase Standard SSL certificates or Wildcard SSL certificates.
You can purchase Microsoft Azure Active Directory Basic online through the Direct program, as well as through a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, the Open Volume License program, and the Cloud Solution Provider program.
Azure ExpressRoute Premium tier has three distinct advantages over the non-Premium version of the service: global connectivity, a larger number of virtual networks, and a larger number of routes (private and public peering).
Customers can switch their Pay-As-You-Go subscription to another offer via the Azure Account Center.
Azure Storage Service Encryption is now available for Azure Blob Storage (block and page blobs) upon request for any new storage account created through Azure Resource Manager.
Azure Data Catalog is an enterprise-wide metadata catalog that stores, describes, indexes, and shows how to access any registered data asset.
We are excited to announce a new pricing option for Azure Cosmos DB, offering greater flexibility in optimizing cost and performance.
A larger virtual machine size, the Standard_D15_v2, has joined the Dv2-series and offers 20 CPU cores, 140 GB of memory, 1,000 GB of temporary SSD, up to 8 virtual NICs, up to 40 data disks, and very high network bandwidth.
HockeyApp provides mobile app distribution, crash reporting, and in-app user feedback so you can build the world’s best mobile apps.
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