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Monthly updates for May 2017

31 May

Azure DevTest Labs: Changes in exporting custom image VHD files

Azure DevTest Labs now generates managed images, instead of VHD files, when you select to create custom images from a VM. You can still export custom image VHD files.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Services
  • Features
31 May

Azure Content Delivery Network standard Microsoft tier

IN PREVIEW

Now in preview, the Azure Content Delivery Network standard Microsoft tier makes Microsoft’s own global Edge and content delivery network available to Azure customers. .

  • Features
29 May

Azure DevTest Labs: Use Azure CLI to claim VMs in a lab

The latest version of Azure CLI 2.0 includes commands for Azure DevTest Labs users to claim VMs in a lab.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
24 May

Azure Batch updates for May 2017

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

  • Batch
  • Features
24 May

New Azure Data Catalog capabilities

Azure Data Catalog has new portal capabilities, new supported data sources, new region availability, and a new developer API sample.

  • Data Catalog
  • Features
23 May

Azure DevTest Labs: Streamlined nested support for Resource Manager template deployment

Azure DevTest Labs now makes it much easier for you to provision multiple-VM or PaaS environments from Azure Resource Manager templates, even with nested templates.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Services
  • Features
22 May

DocumentDB customers, welcome to Azure Cosmos DB

NOW AVAILABLE

DocumentDB is now a part of Azure Cosmos DB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Cosmos DB
17 May

Critical update (Update 0.5) for StorSimple Virtual Array

Target retirement date: June 30, 2017

A critical update (Update 0.5) was released today for Microsoft Azure StorSimple Virtual Array. On June 30, 2017, we’ll retire storage usage monitoring for StorSimple Virtual Device Series for virtual arrays that are running Update 0.4 or earlier. We strongly recommend that you install Update 0.5 for StorSimple Virtual Array before June 30, 2017. Update 0.5 contains the fixes required for you to continue the use of storage usage monitoring.

  • Retirements
16 May

General availability: Windows Server Container orchestration with Azure Service Fabric

NOW AVAILABLE

Windows Server Container support on Azure Service Fabric is now generally available with the Service Fabric runtime 5.6 and SDK 2.6 release.

  • Service Fabric
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Features
16 May

Release of Service Fabric SDK 2.6.204 and runtime 5.6.204 for Windows

Version 2.6.204 of the Azure Service Fabric SDK is now available, along with the 5.6.204 runtime that rolled out to Azure clusters worldwide.

  • Service Fabric
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
14 May

Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure IoT Hub Device Provisioning simplifies the enrollment process by enabling organizations to automatically register and provision their devices to IoT Hub. It'll be a secure and scalable way to save time and resources.

  • Features
14 May

Azure Stream Analytics on edge devices

IN PREVIEW

Azure Stream Analytics on edge devices will extend all the benefits of our unique streaming technology from the cloud down to devices. With Stream Analytics on edge devices, we'll offer the power of our Complex Event Processing (CEP) solution on edge devices to easily develop and run real-time analytics on multiple streams of data.

  • Features
12 May

Azure Functions and App Insights integration

NOW AVAILABLE

With minimal effort, users will be able to add Application Insights to their Azure functions and have a powerful tool for monitoring applications.

  • Features
12 May

Azure Functions Runtime for Windows

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions Runtime will soon be in preview. The Runtime release will extend the innovations in Functions to devices on premises, or anywhere outside the Azure cloud.

  • Features
12 May

Azure Functions with Common Data Service

IN PREVIEW

Azure Functions templates for the Common Data Service (CDS) will be a powerful way to combine data and actions across services and applications, extending the functionality of your PowerApps.

  • Features
12 May

Azure Functions—Direct export of Azure Functions for PowerApps

IN PREVIEW

Direct export of Azure Functions APIs to PowerApps or Microsoft Flow from the Azure portal will soon be supported.

  • Features
12 May

Azure Batch Rendering Service

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Batch Rendering accelerates large scale rendering jobs to deliver results to our customers faster.

  • Features
12 May

Azure SQL DB—More storage for Premium elastic pools

IN PREVIEW

Storage limits for the largest Premium elastic pools in Azure SQL Database will soon increase from 750-gigabytes (GB) to as much as 4-terabytes (TB).

  • Features
12 May

Azure Batch AI Training for deep learning models

IN PREVIEW

Azure Batch AI Training, a new addition to Azure Batch that will target data scientists and AI researchers, as well as those who train and test deep learning and other AI models, will soon be available. Users will specify their job requirements and the path to model and data, and Batch will take care of provisioning a cluster and running the jobs.

  • Features
12 May

Visual Studio 2017 tools for Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

These tools will be available as an extension to Visual Studio 2017 Update 3 Preview allowing developers to create precompiled C# class libraries and deploy them as Azure Functions.

  • Features

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