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Monthly updates for December 2018

18 Dec

Power BI Embedded capacity metrics to monitor workloads

NOW AVAILABLE

To monitor Power BI Embedded workloads, metrics have been added for Memory Per Workload and QPU Per Workload.

  • Power BI Embedded
  • Features
18 Dec

Self-service big data prep (dataflows) available in Power BI Embedded

NOW AVAILABLE

Self-service big data prep, called dataflows, is now available in Power BI Embedded.

  • Power BI Embedded
  • Features
17 Dec

Azure DevTest Labs: CIS Windows Server 2016 Benchmark L2 available in your lab

NOW AVAILABLE

When you're creating a VM in your lab, you can now select a CIS Windows Server 2016 Benchmark L2 image.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Services
  • Features
17 Dec

Update: Azure Scheduler will be retired on 31 January 2022

Target retirement date: January 31, 2020

Move from Azure Scheduler to Azure Logic Apps by 31 January 2022

  • Scheduler
  • Features
  • Retirements
12 Dec

General availability: Static websites on Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

We are excited to announce the general availability of static websites on Azure Storage. This capability is available in all public cloud regions.

  • Features
11 Dec

Connect Cognitive Services subscription to enable unlimited skillset execution

IN PREVIEW

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 Cognitive Services
  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Services
11 Dec

Azure Monitor for containers is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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).

  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • CLIs
  • Services
11 Dec

Python images for App Service Linux are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Public Preview of built-in images for Python on Azure App Service

  • App Service (Linux)
  • Services
11 Dec

MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB migration is in preview

IN PREVIEW

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 Cosmos DB
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
11 Dec

General availability: Azure Kubernetes Service in East Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now generally available in East Asia.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Regions & Datacenters
10 Dec

Azure Database for MariaDB name changes

Effective February 1, 2019, names for Azure Database for MariaDB will change.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Services
10 Dec

Azure databases for MySQL and PostgreSQL resource GUID changes

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 Database for MySQL
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Services
7 Dec

General availability: Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in all Azure regions.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Features
7 Dec

Public preview: JavaScript and page contracts in Azure Active Directory B2C policies

IN PREVIEW

Define page contracts for your content definitions and enable JavaScript for your custom policies, now in public preview for Azure Active Directory B2C.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Features
6 Dec

General availability: Increased compute in Azure Database for MySQL servers

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
6 Dec

Disaster recovery for virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to another region

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
6 Dec

General availability: Increased compute in Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Open Source
  • Pricing & Offerings
6 Dec

Azure portal December 2018 update

NOW AVAILABLE

Learn about updates made available to the Azure portal for December 2018.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Virtual Machines
  • Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
  • Services
  • Security
  • Features
5 Dec

Public preview: Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB

IN PREVIEW

Virtual network service endpoints for Azure Database for MariaDB are in public preview.

  • Azure Database for MariaDB
  • Virtual Network
  • Microsoft Connect
  • Features
5 Dec

Now available: Azure Service Fabric Mesh fall refresh

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure Service Fabric
  • Services
  • Microsoft Connect

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