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Azure Virtual Machines customers can take advantage of the G-Series instances now available in Australia East.
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.
Microsoft R Server, the most broadly deployable enterprise-class analytics platform for R available today, is generally available.
With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from Microsoft SQL Server 2016 to Azure.
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.
Target availability: Q2 2017
We've expanded our geo-replication features by enabling Active geo-replication across Azure SQL Database Basic and Standard service tiers.
A new instance size, D5 v2, extends the Dv2-Series for Azure HDInsight. It has 16 cores and 56 GB of memory.
You can purchase Standard SSL certificates or Wildcard SSL certificates.
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.
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