Monthly updates for October 2017
You can select a Kali Linux image when you're creating a VM in your lab.
The public previews for Virtual Network Service Endpoints and Firewalls and Virtual Networks for Azure Storage have been expanded to include all regions in the Azure public cloud.
Geo-replication will enable Container Registry to function as a single registry while being available for local operations in the replicated regions.
Azure Kubernetes Service is now generally available to the public. Developers can drastically simplify how they build and run container-based solutions without deep Kubernetes expertise on Azure.
Azure Logic Apps will help customers connect apps, data, and devices anywhere—on premises or in the cloud. The new Logic Apps connector for Workday Human Capital Management will make it easy to create workflows to manage important HR tasks.
Python 2 support and Hybrid Runbook Workers for Linux are both publicly available in preview for Azure Automation.
Announcing a new, faster performance tier for Azure SQL Data Warehouse for compute-intensive analytical workloads.
Azure SQL Database will enable you to directly load files stored in Azure Blob storage by using specific SQL statements.
Instantly restore files from Azure Linux Virtual Machine backups with no additional cost or new infrastructure by using Azure Backup. You'll be able to quickly mount an iSCSI-based recovery volume, then browse and copy the files to the destination of your choice.
For Azure App Service, a new version of the VNet Integration capability enables access to resources across service endpoints or Azure ExpressRoute connections.
Azure Global Virtual Network peering is now available. This allows you to peer virtual networks in different Azure regions to build a global private network in Azure.
With Azure Application Insights for Node.js, developers can easily monitor Node.js apps and services in production for availability, performance, and usage.
Java support for Azure Functions is now available in public preview.
The Azure API Management Analytics PowerBI template allows you to create engaging, customizable dashboards that illustrate traffic flowing through your Azure API Management instance.
Take advantage of the free time-bound access offer for Azure Cosmos DB, without requiring an Azure subscription.
Azure Batch AI Preview is now available. Azure Batch AI Preview helps you train and test deep learning and other machine learning models using GPU and CPU clusters.
New updates to Azure IoT Remote Monitoring, a solution accelerator that's fully operational right out of the box, are now available.
Introducing the public preview of Azure Availability Zones, high availability with datacenter fault tolerance.
Service Fabric version 6.0 of the runtime and .NET SDK 2.8 are available. Service Fabric is generally available as a container orchestrator on Linux.
Learn about recent Batch updates for custom images, virtual networks, low-priority GA, and more.