Monthly updates for August 2019
Effective as of 1 October 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.
The Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release, which includes bug fixes and performance enhancements, has started rolling out to various Azure regions. The updates for .NET SDK, Java SDK and Service Fabric Runtime will soon be available for all regions through Web Platform Installer, NuGet packages and Maven repositories.
This feature is part of IoT Hub cloud service and allows customers to failover an IoT hub instance from its primary Azure region to its corresponding geo-paired region.
The Azure Functions Consumption hosting plan is now generally available for Linux-based applications.
Python support in Azure Functions is now generally available and ready for production workloads.
Azure Archive Storage follows up price drop with three new feature enhancements in public preview.
From 1 August, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.
This month, Azure portal has updates for Azure Security Center and a new experience for Azure Migrate.
Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks is the new managed disks offering which is now generally available for running data-intensive business critical workloads on cloud requiring high IO performance and low latency
Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release rolled out last month with key announcements, along with bug fixes and performance enhancements.
Service Fabric Azure Resource Manager (ARM) application and service deployment is now generally available
The deployment of Service Fabric applications as resources via Azure Resource Manager is now generally available.
Azure Service Fabric applications now support user-assigned and system-assigned managed identities.
Today, we are announcing the limited public preview of larger and more powerful Azure Managed Disks of up to 30 TiB size. This preview provides production-level support for managed virtual machines.
Announcing a new Azure SignalR Service feature that enables the service to publish client events to Event Grid. SignalR applications can subscribe and respond to these client events without the need for a dedicated app server for these events.
Azure Migrate now supports the creation of migration projects in Australia, Canada, India and Japan geographies.
Here are the Azure Firewall feature updates for July 2019.
Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge is a lightweight, Azure-consistent IoT module that provides local block blob storage and enables you to automatically upload data to Azure from your local block blob storage using deviceToCloudUpload properties.
Navigator is now available in App Service Diagnostics for Windows web apps. Navigator provides a centralised view of an app and its dependencies along with changes made over time.
New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.
Target availability: Q4 2019
Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) authentication allows you to authenticate to Cognitive Services using Azure AD or user principals. This capability provides greater flexibility for managing access to Cognitive Services and makes it easier to use existing policies for credential rotation and to enforce custom password standards.