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Updates to Azure Monitor for virtual machines (preview) will be launched in mid-November, 2019, ahead of the general availability (GA) release.
Updates for Service Map are coming that will change where we store some of our data in Log Analytics. These updates should be completed sometime in November, 2019.
Azure Traffic Manager will stop automatically enabling, disabling, or deleting endpoints for Azure Cloud Services on May 1, 2019
Target availability: Q2 2019
Currently, Azure Traffic Manager can automatically enable, disable, or delete endpoints when starting, stopping, or deleting the corresponding cloud service. However, this option will be retired on May 1, 2019, and you’ll need to manually enable, disable, or delete profile endpoints in Traffic Manager when starting, stopping, or deleting a cloud service. You’ll continue to be billed for the endpoints unless they are manually disabled or deleted.
Virtual Machines B-series naming will change on May 1, 2018, in all Azure Government regions.
Starting November 15, 2017, Virtual Machines and Cloud Services will be available only in the Azure portal.
Use mssql-scripter, an open-source command-line interface, to generate database scripts in Azure Cloud Shell.
With the Azure mobile app, you can check status and critical metrics of your Azure resources, get notifications and alerts, and perform simple operations to resolve common issues.
The new Dv2 instances carry the same CPU, memory, and disk configurations as the current D-Series, but they offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster.
New generation of D-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services in Japan West
The new generation of D-Series instances is available in Japan West. These Dv2 instances offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster than the current D-Series.
A new generation of D-Series instances can be used as VMs or Azure Cloud Services. These DV2 instances offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster than the current D-Series.
Now you can assign more than one load-balanced public IP address to a set of virtual machines, enabling high-availability and high-scale scenarios.
Azure AD Connect Health helps you monitor your on-premises identity infrastructure.
Microsoft Antimalware for Cloud Services and Virtual Machines (VMs) is now generally available to help identify and remove viruses, spyware, and other malicious software.
With Instance-Level Public IPs, you can enable scenarios such as running FTP servers in Azure and monitoring virtual machines directly using their IPs.
Azure development tooling features include support for WebJobs publishing, Dev/Test environments for Mobile Services, Remote debugging for Virtual Machines, Emulator Express, and more.
This Azure PowerShell release includes Compute, SQL Database, and Windows Azure Pack updates.
We’ve added support for reverse DNS for all Azure Cloud Services at no additional cost!
New support for Managed Cache, Azure Automation, Traffic Manager and the Anti-Malware Cloud Service extension.
Reserve public IP addresses and use them as virtual IP (VIP) addresses for your applications.
Microsoft Antimalware offers customers the ability to install an antimalware agent for both PaaS roles and virtual machines
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