Monthly updates for October 2018
Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the East Asia regions.
Azure M-Series virtual machines are now available in the Canada Central and Canada East regions.
Several enhancements have been made to Media Services, including the availability of the new Azure Media Services API and updates to Azure Media Player.
The latest update to the Power BI service includes new and exciting capabilities, including the public preview of petabyte-scale aggregations built on composite models.
The new release of PowerShell in Cloud Shell is fast, portable and offers open-source capabilities.
The October 2018 update for Power BI Desktop includes support in the Power BI service for both our composite model and aggregation previews.
Customer Lockbox for Microsoft Azure helps customers control and audit a Microsoft support engineer’s access to compute workloads on Azure that may contain customer data.
Achieve up to a nine times performance improvement in the speed of Apache Spark jobs with Azure HDInsight IO Cache, now in preview.
Azure App Service Deployment Center is now available. The Deployment Center is a centralised overview for all of the deployment methods supported by your app and a guided experience for configuring Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment.
Archive Storage is now available in three additional Azure regions including US Gov VA, US Gov TX and US Gov AZ.
VNet Integration capability with Azure App Service is in preview.
With Virtual Network support, Azure Container Instances now supports deploying containers to new or existing Azure virtual networks. Azure Container Instances containers can have secure communication with other resources, such as Azure Kubernetes Service clusters, residing in the same virtual network.
Azure SignalR Service is now generally available. Build real-time web experiences without worrying about hosting, scalability, load balancing or authentication.
The business-critical performance tier will be generally available for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance on 1 December 2018. Save up to 80 per cent on the licence-included full price when you apply Azure Hybrid Benefit for SQL Server and reserved capacity pricing.
Data payload attributes filtering is now available on Event Grid, so you can do events filtering before processing them.
From 12 November and running until 15 December, Azure App Service hosted on Windows will upgrade all Python sites running Python 3.4.1 to instead run Python 3.6.6.
Azure Kubernetes Service is now generally available in the UK West region, bringing the number of regions for the service to 14.
Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.
Effective 1 December 2018, the resource GUIDs for Azure Bandwidth Data Transfer In and Out US Government will change.
Effective 1 December 2018, resource GUIDs for Azure SQL Database Managed Instance Business Critical will change to simplify billing practices.
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