Monthly updates for August 2018
Effective October 1, 2018, the managed instance general purpose tier in SQL Database will be generally available and names will change.
HDInsight now supports Kafka 1.1.
A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.
Azure HDInsight is now available in South India.
Many customers have asked for the ability to control when reboots occur when installing new updates. To address this feedback, Update Management has added a new option for update deployments. When…
Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for PostgreSQL are generally available.
Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL are generally available.
Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.
The Microsoft Azure Consumption Insights content pack replaces the Microsoft Azure Enterprise content pack, which will be decommissioned by December 31, 2018.
In response to customer feedback requesting a comma-delimited (.csv) option for downloading and consuming usage and spend data, .csv support for the Usage Detail API is now available.
The upcoming release of the Azure Functions Runtime 2.0 introduces some major improvements, but some of these changes will cause breaks to existing apps deployed with the v2 runtime.
The Azure portal has built-in support to add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers.
Azure Automation is now available in the Azure Korea Central and West US 2 regions.
The .NET Framework 4.7.2 update is scheduled to deploy to Azure App Service apps gradually during September 2018.
Azure Management Groups provide an efficient way to manage access, policies, and compliance across an enterprise through a hierarchy made up of management groups and subscriptions.
The Azure Database Migration Service now supports the ability to create a migration project and perform a specific migration activity, for example offline migration, in a single workflow.
The Azure Database Migration Service now supports the ability to create a migration project and perform a specific migration activity, for example offline migration, in a single workflow. This new capability reduces the number of steps required to perform migrations when using DMS.
Instance size flexibility is a new Azure Reserved VM Instances feature that can simplify the management of your new and existing Azure RI purchases.
Adaptive Application Controls for Azure Security Center has two new improvements that are now generally available. First, get recommendations for new file types such as MSIs and scripts. Second, group virtual machines based on the similarity of the applications they're running.
Azure SQL Database reserved capacity is now available for single and elastic pool databases, expanding our commitment to making Azure the most cost-effective cloud for your workloads. This new pricing option saves you up to 33 percent compared to license-included pricing by pre-paying for your SQL Database vCores for a one-year or three-year term. Save up to 80 percent when you combine reserved capacity savings with Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server.
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