Updates archives

Monthly updates for April 2019

2 Apr

Azure portal April 2019 update

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure portal has been updated in the areas of IaaS, Azure Data Explorer, Security Center, Azure Site Recovery, RBAC, support, and more.

  • Security
  • Management
  • Services
  • Features
2 Apr

Azure Search—New storage optimized service tiers are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

The new L-series tiers offer significantly more storage at a reduced cost per terabyte compared to the standard tiers. This is ideal for internal applications searching over large file repositories, archival scenarios when you have business data going back many years, or e-discovery applications.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
2 Apr

Video Indexer has been enhanced with new features

NOW AVAILABLE

Significant updates have been made to Video Indexer, including enhanced language customization experiences, new scene segmentation, and ending rolling credits detection models.

  • Video Indexer
  • Features
2 Apr

Reduced pricing for Azure AD B2C

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure AD B2C service will no longer charge for "Stored Users" starting April 1, 2019, to lower the cost of managing consumer identities.

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Pricing & Offerings
2 Apr

The identity experience framework orchestration platform of Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C (Azure AD B2C) is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Craft custom policies and user flows for identity (for example, sign-in, sign-up, profile edit, password reset) in consumer and e-commerce applications with the identity experience framework orchestration platform of Microsoft Azure Active Directory B2C (Azure AD B2C)

  • Azure Active Directory B2C
  • Services
  • Features
2 Apr

Premium Blob storage is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Premium Blob storage is a new tier of Azure Blob storage that’s ideal for demanding workloads requiring high transaction rates, or faster and more consistent response times like IOT and telemetry.

  • Blob storage
  • Features
2 Apr

Upgrade your existing Service Bus standard namespaces to premium in-place

NOW AVAILABLE

Upgrade existing multi-tenant Service Bus standard namespaces to dedicated premium namespaces by using our new migration tool.

  • Service Bus
  • Features
2 Apr

New geospatial features in Azure Stream Analytics are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Stream Analytics now offers full support for WKT geospatial format.

  • Azure Stream Analytics
  • Features
2 Apr

Managed identities-based authentication for egress to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 1

NOW AVAILABLE

If you use Azure Stream Analytics, you’ll now be able to run your real-time pipelines with MSI based authentication while writing to Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 1.

  • Azure Data Lake Storage
  • Features
2 Apr

Azure AD password protection

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure AD password protection helps you eliminate easily guessed passwords from your environment, which can dramatically lower the risk of being compromised by a password spray attack.

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Security
  • Features
1 Apr

B-series update: B1ls is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The new B1ls Azure virtual machine, which has the smallest memory and lowest cost among Azure VM instances, is now available.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Features
  • Pricing & Offerings
1 Apr

Speech service region expansion to ten additional regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The post is about informing customer of the ten new regions Speech is now available.

  • Speech Services
  • Services
  • Regions & Datacenters

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