Updates archives

Monthly updates for August 2019

23 Aug

Storage Ultra Disks meter name change

Effective as of 1 October 2019, the meter (also known as resource GUID) names for Ultra Disks in US East 2 regions will change.

  • Managed Disks
23 Aug

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 third refresh release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

21 Aug

Azure IoT Hub manual failover now available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure IoT Hub
21 Aug

Azure Function Consumption plan for Linux is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Functions Consumption hosting plan is now generally available for Linux-based applications.

  • Azure functions
21 Aug

Python support in Azure Functions is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Python support in Azure Functions is now generally available and ready for production workloads.

  • Azure functions
20 Aug

Azure Archive Expanded Capabilities now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Archive Storage follows up price drop with three new feature enhancements in public preview.

20 Aug

Announcing new lower pricing for Azure Archive Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

From 1 August, Azure Archive Storage dropped prices by up to 50% in some regions.

  • Archive Storage
  • Blob Storage
20 Aug

Azure portal August 2019 feature update

NOW AVAILABLE

This month, Azure portal has updates for Azure Security Center and a new experience for Azure Migrate.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
15 Aug

Microsoft Azure Ultra Disks now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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

  • Managed Disks
14 Aug

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release is now available

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Service Fabric 6.5 Second Refresh Release rolled out last month with key announcements, along with bug fixes and performance enhancements.

  • Service Fabric
14 Aug

Service Fabric Azure Resource Manager (ARM) application and service deployment is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

The deployment of Service Fabric applications as resources via Azure Resource Manager is now generally available.

  • Service Fabric
13 Aug

Public preview of Managed Identity for Azure Service Fabric applications

IN PREVIEW

Azure Service Fabric applications now support user-assigned and system-assigned managed identities.

  • Service Fabric
13 Aug

Announcing Azure Backup limited public preview support for large disks up to 30 TB size

IN PREVIEW

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.

  • Azure Backup
13 Aug

Azure SignalR Service introduces Event Grid integration feature

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Event Grid
  • App Service
  • Azure SignalR Service
9 Aug

Azure Migrate is now available in Australia, Canada, India and Japan

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Migrate now supports the creation of migration projects in Australia, Canada, India and Japan geographies.

  • Azure Migrate
8 Aug

Azure Firewall feature updates for July 2019

NOW AVAILABLE

Here are the Azure Firewall feature updates for July 2019.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Virtual Network
8 Aug

Azure Blob Storage on IoT Edge is now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • Azure IoT Edge
8 Aug

Navigator now provides dependency mapping and change analysis in App Service Diagnostics

NOW AVAILABLE

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.

  • App Service
8 Aug

New AMD-based Azure VMs for general purpose and memory intensive workloads in preview

IN PREVIEW

New AMD-based Azure Dav3 and Eav3-series virtual machines – ideal for general purpose and memory intensive workloads – are now in Preview.

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machine Scale Sets
8 Aug

Cognitive Services - Azure Active Directory authentication and custom subdomains are now in preview

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.

  • Cognitive Services

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