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Monthly updates for August 2018

21 Aug

Managed instance general purpose name changes

Effective October 1, 2018, the managed instance general purpose tier in SQL Database will be generally available and names will change.

  • Services
20 Aug

Kafka 1.1 support on Azure HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight now supports Kafka 1.1.

  • HDInsight
20 Aug

A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight

A_V2 series VMs are available in Azure HDInsight.

  • Pricing & Offerings
20 Aug

Azure HDInsight is now available in South India

Azure HDInsight is now available in South India.

  • Regions & Datacenters
16 Aug

Update Management: Reboot control

NOW AVAILABLE

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…

  • Management
  • Features
16 Aug

General availability: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for PostgreSQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for PostgreSQL are generally available.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
16 Aug

General availability: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL

NOW AVAILABLE

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MySQL are generally available.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
16 Aug

Azure API Management update August 28

Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

  • API Management
  • Features
15 Aug

Improvements to meter names and impacts to Power BI content pack reporting

The Microsoft Azure Consumption Insights content pack replaces the Microsoft Azure Enterprise content pack, which will be decommissioned by December 31, 2018.

  • Services
15 Aug

Comma-delimited (.csv) reports for new Azure consumption and charges APIs now available

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.

  • Services
14 Aug

Azure Functions Runtime 2.0 breaking changes

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.

  • Azure Functions
  • SDK and Tools
  • Features
13 Aug

Add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers from the Azure portal

The Azure portal has built-in support to add HTTPS probes to standard load balancers.

  • Load Balancer
  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Management
  • Features
8 Aug

General availability: Azure Automation in Korea Central and West US 2 regions

Azure Automation is now available in the Azure Korea Central and West US 2 regions.

  • Automation
  • Management
  • Regions & Datacenters
8 Aug

.NET Framework 4.7.2 update coming to Azure App Service apps

The .NET Framework 4.7.2 update is scheduled to deploy to Azure App Service apps gradually during September 2018.

  • App Service
  • Mobile Services
  • Azure Functions
  • Web Apps
  • Services
8 Aug

Azure Management Groups now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Features
8 Aug

Azure Database Migration Service—Support for using existing backup files for migration

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Features
8 Aug

Azure Database Migration Service—Save project and run activity now supported

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Features
8 Aug

Instance size flexibility for Azure Reserve Virtual Machine Instances now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Instance size flexibility is a new Azure Reserved VM Instances feature that can simplify the management of your new and existing Azure RI purchases.

  • Features
8 Aug

Azure Security Center—Adaptive Application Controls now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Features
8 Aug

Save up to 80 percent with reserved capacity and Azure hybrid benefit

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Features

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