Monthly updates for June 2017
We're excited to announce an increase in the maximum disk sizes for both Premium and Standard storage. This will extend the maximum size of the disks from 1,024-GB to 4,095-GB, and enable customers to add four times more disk storage capacity per virtual machine.
Azure SQL Data Sync provides unidirectional and bidirectional data synchronization capabilities between Azure SQL Database and SQL Server endpoints deployed anywhere in the world.
We're pleased to announce Apache Kafka with Azure Managed Disks Preview on the HDInsight platform. Users will now be able to deploy Kafka clusters with managed disks straight from the Azure portal, with no signup necessary.
Two new features in Azure Traffic Manager are now generally available—Fast Failover and TCP Probing.
To improve your Azure VPN experience, we're going to introduce a new generation of VPN gateways with better performance, a better SLA, and at the same price as our older gateways.
Azure SQL Database now offers fully integrated graph extensions, so users will be able to define graph schema with graph objects.
To help users simplify migrations and make business continuity solutions accessible for all applications, Azure Site Recovery is extending disk size support, configuration options, and Linux OS support.
Azure App Service now supports installing public certificates in personal certificate stores.
Version 0.9.0.0 of the Azure Service Fabric SDK preview for Linux is now available, along with version 126.96.36.199 of the Service Fabric Runtime Preview for Linux.
Version 2.6.220 of the Azure Service Fabric SDK is now available, along with version 5.6.220 of the Service Fabric Runtime and Standalone for Windows Server.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports the IDENTITY property.
Azure SQL Database will be accessible only through the Azure portal from July 1, 2017.
Mssql-scripter is the multiplatform command-line equivalent of the widely used Generate Scripts Wizard experience in SQL Server Management Studio.
We recently made changes in the host-name management model for Azure App Service.
In Azure Traffic Manager, two new features related to endpoint health are now generally available: Fast Failover and TCP Probing.
Azure Storage Service Encryption (SSE) is now supported for Managed Disks. SSE provides encryption-at-rest and safeguards your data to meet your organizational security and compliance commitments.
Customers will now be able to to perform comprehensive, secure, and reliable Windows Server recoveries. We Will be extending the data backup capabilities of the Azure Backup agent so that it will now integrate with the Windows Server Backup feature, available natively on every Windows Server.
Azure Backup has built-in protection against ransomware. Through enhanced security, notifications, and recoverability, Backup will provide strong mechanisms to guard against any attack on-premises or in Azure.
Azure Site Recovery will support the failover of virtual machines running on Azure IaaS platform. Enabling replication and disaster recovery from on-premises to Azure are now available from one Azure region to another.
SQL Analytics, a solution based on Azure Log Analytics, will help manage and monitor your Azure SQL databases. Get visibility into the health, performance, and usage of your SQL databases using dashboard views, with detailed reporting and alerting built into the solution.