Monthly updates for October 2015
Block predicates are now available as a preview enhancement for Row-Level Security on Azure SQL Database. Block predicates enable security policies to prevent users from inserting, updating, and/or deleting rows that violate the predicate.
Along with Query Data Store (QDS) and DMVs, Extended Events feature provides enhanced monitoring and troubleshooting experience for your Azure SQL Database.
Azure Automation source control supports syncing native PowerShell scripts from your source control repository to your Azure Automation account.
Azure Backup increased the size of data sources that can be protected to 54400 GB.
Support is available for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.
Announcing support for Azure Compute, Network, and Storage Providers under Azure Resource Manager in Australia East, Australia Southeast, and Brazil South.
With added support for atomic Upsert operations in Azure Cosmos DB, you no longer have to decide between performing a Create or Replace operation.
Azure Resource Manager support for ExpressRoute is available in all regions.
Deep dive into the performance and resource consumption of your database by using Azure SQL Database Query Performance Insights.
A new generation of D-Series instances can be used as VMs or Azure Cloud Services. These DV2 instances offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster than the current D-Series.
Azure ExpressRoute service connections have two new data plans. You can choose between unlimited or metered plans based on your usage.
Azure Cosmos DB now supports Order By, online index updates, and string range queries, making it easier to store and query JSON data in Azure.
Azure Redis Cache helps you build highly scalable and responsive applications by providing fast access to your data. The new Premium tier adds better performance, bigger workloads, disaster recovery, and enhanced security.
Azure IoT Hub helps you connect, monitor, and control millions of IoT assets running on a broad set of operating systems and protocols.
Live Encoding for Azure Media Services expands on our live cloud platform.
Visual Studio Online Build and Deployment service lets you author, queue, and monitor cross-platform builds on hosted or private build agents.
Shift existing file shares and corresponding applications to Azure with zero code change, and lower overall file-sharing costs.
Azure Mobile Engagement enables real-time and fine-grain user segmentation, app-user analytics, and context-aware, smart-push notifications across all connected devices.
You can now select Linux clusters when deploying Apache Hadoop workloads in Azure HDInsight and more easily move existing Hadoop workloads into the cloud with an expanded set of open source, big data components running managed Hadoop in Azure.
New buttons and links in the Azure portal make it easier to move logic apps and access the Language reference, Help, and the GitHub repository.
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