Updates archives

Monthly updates for April 2017

27 Apr

Azure Backup instant file recovery

IN PREVIEW

Backup will introduce restore-as-a-service, so you'll be able to instantly restore files and folders from cloud-based recovery points.

  • Features
27 Apr

Azure SQL Database—String and binary columns in clustered columnstore indexes

IN PREVIEW

String and binary columns with unlimited size will be supported in clustered columnstore indexes in Azure SQL Database (premium tiers only).

  • Features
26 Apr

Azure Container Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Container Service will be the fastest way to realize the benefits of running containers in production. It'll use customers’ preferred choice of open source technology, tools, and skills, combined with the confidence of solid support and a thriving community ecosystem.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Features
26 Apr

Azure Service Fabric for Linux

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Service Fabric is a microservices application platform that helps developers build and manage cloud-scale applications.

  • Service Fabric
  • Features
26 Apr

Azure Active Directory Administrative Units

IN PREVIEW

Administrative Units in Azure AD will enable large enterprises to sub-divide their directory and delegate administrative permissions across their complex organizations.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Features
26 Apr

Azure Stack has started shipping

NOW AVAILABLE

The first Azure Stack integrated systems have shipped. Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo have started shipping validated systems.

  • Azure Stack
  • Features
26 Apr

Azure Active Directory HR applications integration

IN PREVIEW

Customers will soon be able to use Azure Active Directory’s (Azure AD) cloud-based service to orchestrate user provisioning from Workday to on-premises Active Directory, Azure AD, and more.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Features
26 Apr

Azure Active Directory (AD) pass-through authentication

NOW AVAILABLE

Pass-through authentication provided by Azure Active Directory will enable users to login to cloud resources by validating their password against their on-premises local Active Directory.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Features
26 Apr

PingAccess for Azure Active Directory

NOW AVAILABLE

Ping Identity and Microsoft announce the general availability (GA) of PingAccess for Azure Active Directory (AD) Application Proxy, extending secure remote access to more on-premises applications.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Features
26 Apr

Azure SQL Database security threat detection

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database threat detection will provide a new layer of security by detecting suspicious activities that indicate potential security threats.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
26 Apr

Azure SQL Database security updates

IN PREVIEW

Azure SQL Database will introduce new security features in preview including Row-level Security, Dynamic Data Masking, and Transparent Data Encryption. Together, these will help customers further support organizational and industry compliance policies.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
26 Apr

Web Log Analytics for Azure HDInsight

IN PREVIEW

Azure HDInsight will soon include specific tasks—such as doing Web Log Analytics on Azure Website—in the query console.

  • Log Analytics
  • HDInsight
  • Azure Monitor
  • Features
26 Apr

Azure Billing Reader role and preview of Invoice API

IN PREVIEW

You can use the built-in Billing Reader role to limit access to billing functionality. You can use the Invoice API, now in public preview, to programmatically download a subscription’s billing invoices.

  • Management
20 Apr

Azure DevTest Labs: Use Azure CLI to create and manage lab VMs

The latest version of Azure CLI 2.0 includes commands for DevTest Labs users to create and manage lab VMs.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Services
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools
18 Apr

Release of Service Fabric SDK Preview 0.8.0.0 and Runtime Preview 5.5.0.2 for Linux

IN PREVIEW

Azure Service Fabric has released updated versions of the Service Fabric SDK preview and runtime preview for Linux.

  • Service Fabric
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
18 Apr

Release of Service Fabric SDK 2.5.216 and Runtime 5.5.216 for Windows

Azure Service Fabric has released updated versions of the Service Fabric SDK and runtime.

  • Service Fabric
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
18 Apr

Service Fabric .NET SDK goes open source

The Service Fabric .NET SDK is now open source on GitHub. This includes Reliable Services, Reliable Actors, Service Remoting, and ASP.NET Core integration.

  • Service Fabric
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
18 Apr

Azure Cosmos DB Data Explorer (preview) available in the Azure portal

Data Explorer provides a rich and unified developer experience for inserting, querying, and managing Azure Cosmos DB data within the Azure portal and the Emulator.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Features
17 Apr

General availability: Dual network interfaces for all Azure VMs

NOW AVAILABLE

Every virtual machine in Azure now supports at least two network interfaces.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
17 Apr

New Azure Batch capabilities

Here's a summary of recent updates to Azure Batch.

  • Batch
  • Services
  • Features

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