Monthly updates for March 2019
Azure SQL Database's read scale-out support in the Premium and Business Critical service tiers are now generally available.
The 19.03 release marks the beginning of a planned release schedule of one major feature release and two minor quality releases per quarter.
Azure File volume disk is currently in preview. Using Azure Files for remote state storage for containers. For more details see https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-containers-volume-logging-drivers
Achieve higher reliability and resiliency by using Availability Zones (AZ)
Investigate suspicious requests, collect statistics, monitoring alerts and track who initiated and applied changes to the Service Fabric cluster via Azure AD accounts
Enable more granular upgrades than just standard five Upgrade Domain (UDs), so that individual nodes or UDs of different sizes can be chosen when performing application and cluster upgrades.
Azure Resource Manager (ARM) application and service deployment is currently in preview. This feature https://docs.microsoft.com/azure/service-fabric/service-fabric-application-arm-resource will be Generally Available in the v6.5 runtime release of Service Fabric.
Service Fabric applications and services running in a Service Fabric cluster have then own first-class identity in Azure Active Directory so that they can securely communicate with Azure services.
REST based Client library and PowerShell module for Service Fabric is currently in preview. This HTTP REST based client enables running PowerShell and Azure CLI to manage your cluster(s) without installing the Service Fabric SDK.
Low Priority VM Scale Sets have no SLA, so are suitable only for scenarios where workloads can handle virtual machines being removed from the cluster with short/no notice at the benefit of reduced costs.
Data Discovery & Classification is now available in public preview for Azure SQL Data Warehouse.
Target retirement date: June 30, 2019
Classic alerts are scheduled to retire, and now you can automatically migrate them to the new Azure Monitor platform.
New Azure managed disks SKUs for Premium SSDs, Standard SSDs and Standard HDDs will reach up to 32TiB (32,767 GB). Performance will now reach up to 20,000 IOPS and 900 MBps on Premium SSD Disks
On May 1, 2019, the unit of measure for Azure Security Center Standard Node will change.
On May 1, 2019, the global region resource GUIDs for Event Hubs will break out into new US Government region resource GUIDs.
Windows Server containers in Azure App Service are now available in public preview.
Azure App Service is updating PHP stacks to the latest versions.
Azure Site Recovery supports data replication from VMware/physical servers to Azure storage accounts that are configured with firewalls for virtual networks.
This month's API Management service update includes improvements to JWT token validation and request forwarding.
Video Indexer has received new certifications to fit with enterprise certification requirements.