Monthly updates for December 2018
To monitor Power BI Embedded workloads, metrics have been added for Memory Per Workload and QPU Per Workload.
Self-service big data prep, called dataflows, is now available in Power BI Embedded.
When you're creating a VM in your lab, you can now select a CIS Windows Server 2016 Benchmark L2 image.
Target retirement date: January 31, 2020
Move from Azure Scheduler to Azure Logic Apps by 31 January 2022
We are excited to announce the general availability of static websites on Azure Storage. This capability is available in all public cloud regions.
Starting December 21, 2018, you’ll be able to associate your Cognitive Services subscription with an Azure Search skillset. The skillset execution will be charged as part of the Cognitive Services subscription. On December 21, 2018, we’ll also begin charging for image extraction as part of our document-cracking stage. Text extraction from documents will continue to be offered at no additional cost.
Azure Monitor for containers is now generally available. Azure Monitor for containers monitors the health and performance of Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).
Public Preview of built-in images for Python on Azure App Service
Perform offline (one-time) migrations from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB by using the Azure Database Migration Service, which enables resilient migrations of MongoDB data at scale and with high reliability. To perform the migration, provision an instance of the Azure Database Migration Service from the Azure portal or via Azure CLI and create a project.
Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available in East Asia.
Effective February 1, 2019, names for Azure Database for MariaDB will change.
Effective February 1, 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure databases for MySQL and PostgreSQL will change due to the migration from Gen 4 compute to Gen 5 compute.
Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in all Azure regions.
Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimized tiers in Azure Database for MySQL.
You can now replicate and fail over virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to other regions by using Azure Site Recovery. This capability is generally available in all regions that support Availability Zones.
Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimized tiers in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.
Learn about updates made available to the Azure portal for December 2018.
Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB are in public preview.
The serverless Azure Service Fabric Mesh Fall refresh is now available with improvements such as auto-scale and network and gateway resources in addition to storage improvements and fixes.
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