Updates Archives

Monthly updates for May 2016

26 May

Azure Web Apps Gallery now supported only in Azure Marketplace

Customers can no longer create gallery applications in the Azure classic portal, but they can create these applications in the Azure portal and take advantage of the features there.

  • App Service
  • Marketplace
  • Services
  • Features
26 May

New generation of D-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines and Azure Cloud Services in Japan West

The new generation of D-Series instances is available in Japan West. These Dv2 instances offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster than the current D-Series.

  • Cloud Services
  • Virtual Machines
  • Pricing & Offerings
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters
26 May

General availability: Azure Backup in the Azure portal

NOW AVAILABLE

With the release of Azure Backup on the Azure portal, customers can seamlessly back up virtual machines under the newly introduced recovery services vault.

  • Azure Backup
  • Services
26 May

Automation scheduling feature update

Automation supports weekly and monthly schedules. With these recurrence options, you can select days of the week or days of the month for your schedule to run on.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
25 May

Deploying a Web Apps certificate through Key Vault

NOW AVAILABLE

As part of the App Service Certificate offering, we support Web Apps certificate deployment through Azure Key Vault.

  • App Service
  • Features
25 May

General availability: Azure DevTest Labs

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DevTest Labs, your self-service sandbox environment in Azure to quickly create dev/test environments while minimizing waste and controlling costs, has entered general availability.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Services
24 May

Azure API Management is available in Canada regions

Azure API Management is live in the Canada East and Canada Central regions. API Management can now be deployed to 20 regions around the world!

  • API Management
  • App Service
  • Regions & Datacenters
23 May

Run your own custom Automation tasks in response to VM alerts

When you create an alert rule on an Azure virtual machine, you can run your own custom task when the alert is triggered. New alert remediation tasks are also available.

  • Alerts
  • Automation
  • Virtual Machines
  • Services
  • Features
  • Management
20 May

Azure Redis Cache: Preview of import/export and scale to Premium tier

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Redis Cache team is pleased to announce two new features: import/export data and scale to the Premium tier.

  • Azure Cache for Redis
  • Features
19 May

Namespace-level tier selection enabled for Notification Hubs

Notification Hubs recently enabled namespace-level tiers so that customers can allocate resources tailored to each namespace’s expected traffic and usage patterns.

  • App Service
  • Notification Hubs
  • Features
18 May

Deploy geo-fenced push notifications by using Azure Notification Hubs

We published a tutorial that explains how to deliver location-based push notifications by using Azure Notification Hubs and Bing Spatial Data, leveraged from within a Universal Windows Platform application.

  • Notification Hubs
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
  • Features
18 May

Automation: New graphical runbook type based on native PowerShell

Azure Automation introduces a new graphical runbook type based on native PowerShell. It provides quick runbook starts and easier authoring.

  • Automation
  • Services
  • Features
18 May

Automation Runbook Gallery update

The Azure Automation Runbook Gallery supports script content from the PowerShell Gallery.

  • Automation
  • Gallery
  • Services
  • Features
18 May

General availability: Azure Site Recovery in new Azure experience

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Site Recovery, a component of Microsoft Operations Management Suite, is generally available in the new Azure experience, with support for Resource Manager and CSP.

  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Management
18 May

Azure Cosmos DB: General availability in the North Central region

Azure Azure Cosmos DB supports provisioning Cosmos DB accounts in the North Central US region.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Regions & Datacenters
17 May

Azure SQL Data Warehouse: May 2016 update

IN PREVIEW

Several features have been added to Azure SQL Data Warehouse in our most recent update.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
  • Services
16 May

Scheduler available in Canada regions

Azure Scheduler is available in the Canada East and Canada Central regions.

  • Scheduler
  • Regions & Datacenters
13 May

Resource lock management available in the portal

You can view, add, and delete management locks for resources in the portal.

  • Azure Resource Manager
  • Features
  • Management
13 May

Azure Data Lake update announcement

IN PREVIEW

Azure Data Lake updates are available and provide basic improvements across the board.

  • Data Lake Analytics
  • SDK and Tools
  • Services
12 May

General availability: Azure SQL Database elastic pools

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure SQL Database elastic pools are ideally suited for SaaS and line-of-business applications that need the performance, availability, and security isolation benefits of provisioning one database for each tenant or application.

  • Azure SQL Database
  • Services
  • Features
  • Regions & Datacenters

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