Monthly updates for April 2019
With the preview of PowerShell support in Azure Functions, it is now possible to automate operational tasks and take advantage of the native Azure integration to modernise the delivering and management of services.
On 24 April 2019, AKS released Kubernetes 1.13 support in GA. As per our supported-versions policy, this means that Kubernetes 1.9 support is reaching end of life.
Apache Spark is now accessible to the .NET developer ecosystem with .NET for Apache Spark.
Managed MLflow is now generally available on Azure Databricks and will use Azure Machine Learning to track the full ML life cycle.
Dual stack IPv4/IPv6 connectivity allows you to bring your private IPv6 space into Azure and enables connectivity over IPv6 within your Virtual Networks.
On 1 June 2019, the meter names for Virtual WAN Scale Unit will change.
On 1 June 2019, the meter IDs for Azure Event Hubs Dedicated will change.
On 1 June 2019, the meter IDs and meter names of Service Bus will change.
On 1 June 2019, the unit of measure for the Service Bus Standard Base Unit Germany resource GUID will change.
New Azure Monitor alerts experience is now available in Azure Government.
Azure Monitor for containers is now generally available in Azure China.
Starting today, you can now use the Azure SQL Data Warehouse Reserved Capacity pricing to reserve compute power for existing and future clusters. This option provides you with savings of up to 65% cDWU capacity.
Learn about the latest regular update in Azure API Management update.
Azure Traffic Manager will stop automatically enabling, disabling or deleting endpoints for Azure Cloud Services on 1 May 2019
Target retirement date: May 01, 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 1 May 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.
Azure DNS is now generally available in Azure China regions.
Azure Application Insights is now available in East Asia and East US 2.
Azure Front Door Service has entered general availability and is now fully supported with a 99.99 percent SLA.
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.