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    December 2018

    11 Dec

    Connect Cognitive Services subscription to enable unlimited skillset execution

    From 21 December 2018, you’ll be able to associate your Cognitive Services subscription with an Azure Search skillset. The skillset execution will be charged as part of the Cognitive Services subscription. On 21 December 2018, we’ll also begin charging for image extraction as part of our document-cracking stage. Text extraction from documents will continue to be offered at no additional cost.

    11 Dec

    Python images for App Service Linux are now in preview

    Public Preview of built-in images for Python on Azure App Service

    11 Dec

    Azure Monitor for containers is now available

    Azure Monitor for containers is now generally available. Azure Monitor for containers monitors the health and performance of Kubernetes clusters hosted on Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

    11 Dec

    MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB migration is in preview

    Perform offline (one-off) migrations from on-premises or cloud implementations of MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB by using the Azure Database Migration Service, which enables resilient migrations of MongoDB data at scale and with high reliability. To perform the migration, provision an instance of the Azure Database Migration Service from the Azure portal or via Azure CLI and create a project.

    11 Dec
    10 Dec

    Azure Database for MariaDB name changes

    Effective from 1 February 2019, names for Azure Database for MariaDB will change.

    10 Dec

    Azure databases for MySQL and PostgreSQL resource GUID changes

    Effective from 1 February 2019, the resource GUIDs for Azure databases for MySQL and PostgreSQL will change due to the migration from Gen 4 compute to Gen 5 compute.

    8 Dec

    General availability: Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse

    Azure Virtual Network service endpoints for Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in all Azure regions.

    7 Dec

    Public preview: JavaScript and page contracts in Azure Active Directory B2C policies

    Define page contracts for your content definitions and enable JavaScript for your custom policies, now in public preview for Azure Active Directory B2C.

    6 Dec

    General availability: Increased compute in Azure Database for MySQL servers

    Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimised tiers in Azure Database for MySQL.

    6 Dec

    General availability: Increased compute in Azure Database for PostgreSQL servers

    Customers can now scale up their compute to 64 vCores in the General Purpose pricing tiers and 32 vCores in the Memory Optimised tiers in Azure Database for PostgreSQL.

    6 Dec

    Disaster recovery for virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to another region

    You can now replicate and failover virtual machines deployed in Availability Zones to other regions by using Azure Site Recovery. This capability is generally available in all regions that support Availability Zones.

    6 Dec

    Azure portal December 2018 update

    Learn about updates made available to the Azure portal for December 2018.

    6 Dec
    5 Dec

    Now available: Azure Service Fabric Mesh autumn refresh

    The serverless Azure Service Fabric Mesh autumn refresh is under development and will be released soon with improvements such as auto-scale and network and gateway resources, in addition to storage improvements and fixes.

    5 Dec

    Azure Container Service will retire on 31 January 2020

    The Azure Container Service (ACS) will retire on 31 January 2020. Customers should begin transitioning to the Azure Container Service or other options now.

    4 Dec

    API Management consumption tier is in preview

    API Management is now available in preview in a new consumption-based usage plan called consumption tier.

    4 Dec

    Now available: Azure Service Fabric runtime version 6.4 & SDK updates

    Azure Service Fabric runtime version 6.4 with the corresponding SDK and tooling updates is now available with many enhancements.

    4 Dec

    Azure Database for MariaDB is now available

    The Azure Database for MariaDB service offers enterprise-ready, fully managed community MariaDB featuring open-source compatibility, built-in high availability and dynamic scaling, as well as flexible pricing. 

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