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July 2016

Jul 14

G-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines available in Australia East

Azure Virtual Machines customers can take advantage of the G-Series instances now available in Australia East.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Jul 13

General availability: Microsoft Azure IoT Hub S3 edition

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure IoT Hub
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jul 13

General availability: Microsoft R Server for Linux virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Microsoft R Server, the most broadly deployable enterprise-class analytics platform for R available today, is generally available.

  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jul 13

General availability: SQL Server Stretch Database

NOW AVAILABLE

With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from Microsoft SQL Server 2016 to Azure.

  • SQL Server Stretch Database
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jul 13

General availability: Two new Azure regions

Two new Azure regions are generally available to customers in the United States and across the globe: West US 2 and West Central US.

  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters

June 2016

Jun 28

Point-in-time restore retention for Standard tier extended to 35 days

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Compliance
  • Pricing & Offerings
Jun 9

Azure Search S3 and S3 High Density tiers in public preview, and Basic tier generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Search helps developers build rich, first-class search experiences into their applications.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Jun 9

Generally available: Azure Redis Cache Premium tier in India and Canada

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Jun 8

Announcing: F-Series of compute-optimized virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings

May 2016

May 26

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.

  • Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
May 12

Public preview: Speaker Recognition API for Microsoft Cognitive Services

IN PREVIEW

Speaker Recognition API features include speaker verification and speaker identification.

  • Cognitive Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
May 12

General availability: Azure Content Delivery Network from Akamai is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Today we're excited to announce the general availability of Azure Content Delivery Network from Akamai.

  • Content Delivery Network
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
May 10

Azure Scheduler: P10 and new P20 Premium plans

The Azure Scheduler Premium plan has been renamed to P10 Premium, and a new P20 Premium plan has been released.

  • Scheduler
  • Pricing & Offerings

April 2016

Apr 29

Active geo-replication available on all Azure SQL Database service tiers

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.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 29

New Dv2 instances for Azure HDInsight

A new instance size, D5 v2, extends the Dv2-Series for Azure HDInsight. It has 16 cores and 56 GB of memory.

  • HDInsight
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
Apr 14

Azure App Service SSL certificates available for purchase

You can purchase Standard SSL certificates or Wildcard SSL certificates.

  • App Service
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 4

New offer for customers who use ExpressRoute for Office 365 traffic

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).

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
Apr 1

Ability to switch to another offer available

Customers can switch their Pay-As-You-Go subscription to another offer via the Azure Account Center.

  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 1

Public preview: Azure Storage Service Encryption

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Storage Accounts
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
Apr 1

General availability: Azure Data Catalog

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Catalog is an enterprise-wide metadata catalog that stores, describes, indexes, and shows how to access any registered data asset.

  • Data Catalog
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services

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