Monthly updates for May 2019
You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.
An Azure Sphere tenant provides a secure way for your organisation to remotely manage its Azure Sphere devices in isolation from other customers’ devices.
The latest Site Recovery update is now available.
We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that affected EA customers only.
Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time to insight for business analysts and reporting users
In Azure Lab Services, we have now added the ability to provide address range of virtual machines for the labs.
Azure Monitor is launching a number of exciting features including end-to-end AKS monitoring, granular RBAC for logs, intelligent and scalable alerts, a new application change analysis capability and more.
Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.
Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.
Dynamic Data Masking (DDM) prevents unauthorised access to your sensitive data in your data warehouse by obfuscating it on the fly in the query results, based on the masking rules you define.
Business analysts can now use familiar T-SQL language to query and manipulate documents that are formatted as JSON data
Azure Red Hat OpenShift, a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat is now available.
New networking capabilities to enable Linux apps to access resources securely are now available in preview.
There’s a new free-tier offering for Linux app developers.
App Service now supports Java 11 for both Linux and Windows
App Service is offering a new, full-screen experience that simplifies the application creation and publishing workflow.
The SAP connector for Logic Apps enables bidirectional integration of data between SAP and other LOB applications or SaaS. The connector works with SAP’s classical releases such as R/3, ECC systems on-premises. The connector also enables integration with the SAP’s newer HANA-based SAP systems such as S/4 HANA, wherever they are hosted – on premises or in the cloud.
Improved distributed tracing of serverless applications built with Functions and API Management is now available
We have improved observability of serverless applications built with Functions and API Management – allowing you to easily monitor, debug and maintain them with Application Insights.
We have simplified the publishing and consumption experience of API-based Function Apps. You can now easily manage them with API Management from the Function Apps’ own interface in the Azure portal.
Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern, enabling you to build stateful Azure Functions that map to an actor.