Monthly updates for April 2019
With web application firewall (in preview), you can define security policies that allow, block, or rate limit access to your web applications delivered through Front Door.
Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach allows customers to connect their on-premises networks via the ExpressRoute service through the Microsoft global network.
ExpressRoute Direct lets you use the functionality of ExpressRoute and connect directly to the global Microsoft backbone at 100 Gbps.
Azure Content Delivery Network has added new security and usability features as well as additional capacity.
New features in Hadoop 3 provide significant improvements to performance, stability, and availability, helping reduce total cost of ownership and accelerating time-to-value.
Pod Security Policy enables customers to control sensitive aspects of a pod specification by defining a set of conditions that a pod must run with in order to be accepted.
Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019 is now available.
Azure Database for PostgreSQL now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for PostgreSQL server to up to five servers in the same region.
Azure Database for MariaDB now supports even larger workloads and helps you to accommodate future growth.
Announcing Azure Backup support to move Recovery Services vaults across subscriptions and resource groups
Announcing the GA support for move functionality for recovery services vaults where you can migrate a vault between subscriptions and resource groups with a few steps, in minimal downtime and without any data-loss of old backups. You can move RS vault and retain recovery points of protected VMs to restore to any point in time later.
Azure Application Gateway now supports rewriting HTTP Request and Response Headers.
Target availability: Q3 2019
We are currently working on an option for customers to self-host a containerized version of the API Management gateway component (fully equivalent to the gateway in the cloud, not a micro-gateway). This containerized version will be available on-premises or in other environments.
General availability of Azure Service Fabric version 6.4 CU5 with the corresponding SDK and tooling.
Service Fabric version 6.5 runtime and SDK are in development with new features and improvements.
Global VNet Peering now supports Gateway Transit to simplify customer network's by allowing the use of a remote gateway in another region.
Azure Container Instances overall price reductions of anywhere between 35% and 50% depending on region and usage pattern.
In the Sprint 150 Update of Azure DevOps, we added the ability to manage billing for your organization within our portal.
Power BI Embedded customers can now deploy data in multiple geographic regions.
Using the ‘Refresh now’ API, the limitation on the number of refreshes you can schedule per day is removed and instead an unlimited number of refreshes can be triggered for each dataset.
TLS 1.2 is recommended for all Power BI Embedded applications to ensure that customers have control over the security of communications with Microsoft services.