Monthly updates for February 2016
Target availability: Q1 2016
UPDATE 15th March 2016: Automation is rescheduling the retirement of the classic portal to a later time in spring 2016. ORIGINAL POST: Azure Automation will retire the classic portal in early March and the new Azure portal will become the sole access point.
Logic Apps provides users with an updated designer experience and service managed APIs.
With temporal tables in Azure SQL Database, you can efficiently track and analyze data history without custom coding.
HDinsight Tools for IntelliJ (Preview) makes HDInsight Spark development easier. Check out this service update to learn more!
Red Hat Enterprise Linux is offered on a pay-as-you-go model with per-hour billing.
The NuGet package that provides Swagger support for your ASP.NET Azure Mobile Apps project has been released.
Azure App Service customers can now enjoy free Server Name Indication (SNI) SSL connections for Basic, Standard, and Premium service plans.
Azure Container Service helps you use Docker images and Linux containers in a production environment.
You can now apply common encryption with Widevine or Microsoft PlayReady to help protect your premium content.
Windows Server customers can run Windows virtual machines on Azure at a lower rate.
With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from SQL Server 2016 to Azure.
Coinciding with the release of the new Azure portal, we launched a new CDN experience, which is built on the Azure Resource Manager.
Additional point-of presence (POP) locations added to the Content Delivery Network.
New Standard and Premium feature sets are for CDN customers.
New CDN feature allows you to purge individual cached assets or entire directories from your CDN endpoints.
A new CDN feature allows you to preload individual assets to your CDN endpoints.
Lucene query syntax is now available as part of the Azure Search REST API.
Simplify how you monitor and manage your data pipelines with the new UI for Azure Data Factory.
The Azure Search .NET SDK is now generally available.
A summary of improvements in Azure SQL Data Warehouse in January 2016.