Monthly updates for July 2018
The Start/Stop VMs during off-hours solution in Azure Automation is generally available.
Update Rollup 27 includes provider and agent updates for Azure Site Recovery.
The OMS Linux Agent July 2018 release is now available. It contains many stability and installation improvements, plus introduces support for Ubuntu 18.04.
We're excited to announce the general availability of Linux on App Service Environment, which combines the features from App Service on Linux and App Service Environment.
A recent update added Azure Security Center to the Subscription blade, added integration for Rapid7, and included JIT access directly in the VM Configuration blade.
Metric alerts for logs are now in public preview, with no signup or enablement process.
Azure App Service supports Java SE 8–based applications on Linux, now available in public preview.
Azure App Service now supports Java SE 8 on Linux (in preview). Java web apps can now be built and deployed on a highly scalable, self-patching web hosting service where bug fixes and security updates will be maintained by Microsoft.
Now available in preview, the change feed support in Azure Cosmos DB allows you to build efficient and scalable solutions. Change feed is enabled by default for all accounts. It outputs the sorted list of documents that were changed in the order in which they were modified. The changes are persisted, can be processed asynchronously and incrementally, and the output can be distributed across one or more consumers for parallel processing.
If you are currently using Azure Database for PostgreSQL, you can now create 4-TB servers or update existing PostgreSQL server storage to 4 TB when using the General Purpose or Memory Optimized pricing tier. With this increase in server storage, the service now supports even larger workloads and provides you with the peace of mind of knowing that you can easily accommodate future growth.
If you're currently using Azure Database for MySQL, you now have the ability to create 4-TB servers or update existing MySQL server storage to 4 TB when using the general purpose or memory optimized pricing tier.
Azure Search has two new features that are now generally available. The autocomplete API feature searches an existing index to suggest terms to complete a partial query. The synonyms functionality feature allows for Azure Search to not only return results matching the query terms typed into the search box, but to also return results that match synonyms of the query terms that you've defined.
The previously announced Dv2-series promotion will expire on September 1, 2018.
SQL Data Warehouse has released accelerated and flexible restore points for fast data recovery.
In Azure Automation, you can configure Hybrid Runbook Workers to run only signed runbooks. After you configure the worker, all unsigned runbooks will fail to run.
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Tables for custom logs now appear in the "Custom Logs" category, rather than the "Log Management" category.
In DevTest Labs, you can set a list of mandatory artifacts that will be applied on every machine created within your lab.
Data Lake Storage Gen2 Preview is available in the West US 2 and West Central US regions. During the preview, usage charges will show as "ADFS" on invoices. Names will change starting September 1, 2018.
You currently receive 1,024 bytes in every KB of data when you use Content Delivery Network. Starting September 1, 2018, you'll receive 1,000 bytes in every KB of data.