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Monthly updates for May 2019

13 May

Azure Virtual Machine PowerOff now available with fast shutdown

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now quickly and forcefully power off (stop) your Azure VM with the new skipShutdown flag.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Linux Virtual Machines
  • Windows Virtual Machines
10 May

Background on Azure Sphere tenant concept

IN PREVIEW

An Azure Sphere tenant provides a secure way for your organisation to remotely manage its Azure Sphere devices in isolation from other customers’ devices.

  • Azure Sphere
9 May

Azure Site Recovery Update Rollup 36 (May 2019)

NOW AVAILABLE

The latest Site Recovery update is now available.

  • Azure Site Recovery
9 May

Corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services

We’ve corrected billing for Azure SQL Data Warehouse and other Azure services that affected EA customers only.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • HDInsight
  • Virtual Machines
8 May

Result-set Caching for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Result-set caching enables instant query response times while reducing time to insight for business analysts and reporting users

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
8 May

Azure Lab Services update: Address range feature now available

NOW AVAILABLE

In Azure Lab Services, we have now added the ability to provide address range of virtual machines for the labs.

  • Azure Lab Services
8 May

Azure Monitor BUILD 2019 updates

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Monitor
8 May

Workload Importance for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Workload Management Classification and Importance provide the ability to influence the run order of queries.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
8 May

Ordered Clustered Columnstore Indexes for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Columnstore is a key enabler for storing and efficiently querying large amounts of data.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
8 May

Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
8 May

JSON data support for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now in preview

IN PREVIEW

Business analysts can now use familiar T-SQL language to query and manipulate documents that are formatted as JSON data

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
8 May

Azure Red Hat OpenShift now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Red Hat OpenShift, a fully managed Red Hat OpenShift service, jointly operated with Red Hat is now available.

  • Azure Red Hat OpenShift
7 May

New networking features for App Service Linux are now in preview

IN PREVIEW

New networking capabilities to enable Linux apps to access resources securely are now available in preview.

  • App Service
7 May

Perpetual free-tier offering for Linux-based applications on App Service

IN DEVELOPMENT

There’s a new free-tier offering for Linux app developers.

  • App Service
7 May

App Service support for Java 11 (Linux and Windows) is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

App Service now supports Java 11 for both Linux and Windows

  • App Service
7 May

Azure App Service new full-screen experience is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

App Service is offering a new, full-screen experience that simplifies the application creation and publishing workflow.

  • App Service
7 May

New and improved SAP connector is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Logic Apps
7 May

Improved distributed tracing of serverless applications built with Functions and API Management is now available

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. 

  • API Management
7 May

Expose a Function App via API Management by linking it to a new or existing API is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.  

  • API Management
7 May

Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern

IN PREVIEW

Durable Functions now supports a new stateful entities pattern, enabling you to build stateful Azure Functions that map to an actor.

  • Azure functions

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