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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.
New features are available for Azure Maps customers.
Azure Enterprise Agreement administrators can now see their Azure reservations in the Azure portal.
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 Container Instances is generally available, with a decreased price, an improved Azure portal experience, new features, and expanded regions.
The preview of the vCore-based purchasing model released with Azure SQL Database Managed Instance is now available for elastic pools and single databases.
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.
Azure Reserved VM Instances are generally available.
Announcing a new, faster performance tier for Azure SQL Data Warehouse for compute-intensive analytical workloads.
Azure EA users can view and analyze their subscription costs across different pivots in the Azure portal.
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.
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