Updates archives

Monthly updates for February 2019

27 Feb

General availability: Azure Lab Services

NOW AVAILABLE

Announcing the general availability of Azure Lab Services.

  • Azure Lab Services
  • Services
  • Pricing & Offerings
27 Feb

Azure DevOps CLI preview and feature updates in Pipelines - Sprint 148 Update

NOW AVAILABLE

In the Sprint 148 Update of Azure DevOps, we added a new CLI extension that allows you to interact with Azure DevOps services by using the command line.

  • Azure DevOps
  • Features
27 Feb

Power BI Workspace Collections is being retired

Target availability: Q2 2018

Because you can now embed more Power BI features in your apps by using Power BI Embedded, the Power BI Workspace Collections service is being retired.

  • Power BI Embedded
  • Pricing & Offerings
26 Feb

Introducing the Azure portal “how to” video series

A new video weekly series highlights specific aspects of the Azure portal so you can be more efficient and productive while deploying your cloud workloads from the portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
26 Feb

Database rename is now supported in Azure SQL Database Managed Instance

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database Managed Instance supports renaming databases.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Features
26 Feb

Public preview: Azure Log Analytics is available in new regions in Australia

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Log Analytics is available for preview in Australia East and in Australia Central.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters
26 Feb

Azure Container Registry firewall rules and Virtual Network (in preview)

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Registry now supports container registries that can be placed within a Virtual Network , eliminating the public endpoint and enabling firewall rules for specific external resources access.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
  • Container Registry
  • Services
26 Feb

Azure App Service - WildFly on Linux is in preview

IN PREVIEW

WildFly on Azure App Service on Linux is now in preview. Run Java EE apps on Azure and take advantage of the Azure infrastructure for security, and scalability.

  • App Service
  • Services
26 Feb

Remove Application Insights connections via PowerShell

NOW AVAILABLE

To stop application data from reaching your workspace after OMS portal deprecation, remove existing connections by using a PowerShell script.

  • Azure Monitor
  • Log Analytics
  • Application Insights
  • Services
  • SDK and Tools
26 Feb

Support for Enterprise Security Package–enabled HDInsight clusters in Azure Data Factory

You can use Azure Data Factory to operationalize your Azure HDInsight Spark and Hadoop workloads against HDInsight clusters with Enterprise Security Package that are joined to an Active Directory domain.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Features
26 Feb

Monitor Azure Data Factory pipelines by using Azure Monitor and Log Analytics

NOW AVAILABLE

You can monitor the health of your data factory pipelines by using the Azure Data Factory Analytics service pack available in the Azure Marketplace.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Azure Data Factory visual tools integrated with GitHub

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory visual tools are now integrated with GitHub, so you can collaborate with other developers, do source control, and version your data factory assets.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Self-hosted IR sharing across multiple data factories

NOW AVAILABLE

You can share an existing self-hosted IR with multiple data factories. This functionality helps you reuse an existing self-hosted IR infrastructure in another data factory while building a hybrid data-integration pipeline.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Parameterize connections to your data stores in Azure Data Factory

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now parameterize a linked service in Azure Data Factory.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Linked Resource Manager template support available for CI/CD in your data factories

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory now generates linked Resource Manager templates for CI/CD by breaking the factory payload into several files to help users with Resource Manager template limits.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Azure Functions now supported as a step in Azure Data Factory pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Functions is now integrated with Azure Data Factory, so you can run an Azure function as a step in your data factory pipelines.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Create alerts to proactively monitor your data factory pipelines

NOW AVAILABLE

Organizations can now improve operational productivity by creating alerts on data integration events (success/failure) and proactively monitor with Azure Data Factory.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Enhanced monitoring capabilities and tags/annotations in Azure Data Factory

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Data Factory pipelines now include tagging support and enhanced monitoring capabilities, including dashboards and improved debugging support.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Code-free data transformation at scale using Azure Data Factory

IN PREVIEW

You can visually design, build, and manage data transformation processes without learning Spark or having a deep understanding of the distributed infrastructure.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Factory V2
  • Services
  • Features
25 Feb

Tooling improvements for TypeScript support in Azure Functions

NOW AVAILABLE

The TypeScript developer experience in Azure Functions has improved. New tools include the Azure Functions Core Tools and the Azure Functions Extension for Visual Studio Code, as well as a npm package that contains type definitions for using TypeScript with Azure Functions and some npm scripts to abstract some func commands.

  • Azure Functions
  • Services
  • Features
  • SDK and Tools

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