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    November 2018

    12 Nov

    Additional workload insights for advanced performance tuning with SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Advisor and Azure Monitor are configured by default for SQL Data Warehouse to automatically deliver you workload insights at no additional cost. We have now enhanced this experience.

    12 Nov

    Azure Monitor log support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    SQL Data Warehouse now enables enhanced insights into analytical workloads by integrating directly with Azure Monitor diagnostic logs.

    12 Nov

    Azure CLI support for Azure Database for MySQL read replicas

    You can now create and manage read replicas by using the Azure CLI.

    12 Nov

    General availability: Azure Kubernetes Service in South India

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available in South India.

    12 Nov

    General availability: Azure Availability Zones in Southeast Asia

    Azure Availability Zones, a high-availability solution for mission-critical applications, is now generally available in Southeast Asia.

    10 Nov

    Azure Policy now audits applications installed inside virtual machines

    Azure Policy Guest Configuration provides the capability to audit settings inside VMs on Azure. The newest policy offers the ability to check for known applications installed inside VMs on Azure.

    8 Nov

    Azure API Management update November 8

    Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

    6 Nov

    Azure Container Instances now available in Canada Central

    Azure Container Instances supports Linux and Windows container groups in Canada Central.

    5 Nov

    OMS Agent for Linux November release now available

    The OMS Linux Agent November 2018 release is now available. This release contains many stability and installation success improvements.

    5 Nov

    Azure IoT Edge 1.0.4 release

    The 1.0.4 update of Azure IoT Edge contains connectivity improvements, puts C# functions in general availability, and allows for longer createOptions fields.

    5 Nov

    Upcoming Azure Sphere 18.11 release

    We plan to publish the 18.11 release of Azure Sphere during the week of November 12. This release includes substantial investments in our security infrastructure, and it incorporates user feedback.

    October 2018

    31 Oct

    M-Series VMs are now available in East Asia regions

    Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the East Asia regions.

    31 Oct

    M-Series VMs are now available in Canada Central and Canada East regions

    Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the Canada Central and Canada East regions.

    31 Oct

    Now available: Azure Media Services v3 API

    Several enhancements have been made to Media Services, including the availability of the new Azure Media Services API and updates to Azure Media Player.

    31 Oct

    Power BI service update

    The latest update to the Power BI service includes new and exciting capabilities including the public preview of petabyte-scale aggregations built on composite models.

    31 Oct

    What's new for PowerShell in Azure Cloud Shell

    The new release of PowerShell in Cloud Shell is fast, portable, and offers open-source capabilities.

    31 Oct

    Power BI Desktop October update

    The October 2018 update for Power BI Desktop includes support in the Power BI service for both our composite model and aggregation previews.

    31 Oct

    Approve and audit support access requests to VMs using Customer Lockbox for Azure

    Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure helps customers control and audit a Microsoft support engineer’s access to compute workloads on Azure that may contain customer data.

    31 Oct

    Apache Spark jobs gain up to nine times speed improvement with HDInsight IO Cache

    Achieve up to a nine times performance improvement in the speed of Apache Spark jobs with Azure HDInsight IO Cache, now in preview.