Monthly updates for February 2017
Azure HDInsight 3.6 with Apache Spark 2.1 is in public preview.
Azure SQL Database enables the direct load of files stored in Azure Blob storage by using BULK INSERT and OPENROWSET commands.
Azure Functions Proxies, now in public preview, makes it easier to develop APIs by using Azure Functions. Functions Proxies lets you define a single API surface for multiple function apps.
Use Azure Network Watcher, now in public preview, to monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into network performance and health.
The ability to peer virtual networks created through different deployment models that exist in different subscriptions is in preview release.
The preview version of Web Apps on Linux now supports Ruby.
Azure Site Recovery available in Canada Central, Canada East, UK South, UK West, and West US2.
Azure Managed Disks and large scale sets are generally available.
Azure Automation now supports importing both signed and unsigned node configurations.
Multiple IP addresses per NIC is in public preview.
Microsoft Azure IP Advantage provides comprehensive protection against intellectual property (IP) risks with uncapped indemnification and access to a portfolio of thousands of Microsoft patents.
Azure Functions Dynamic Compute is available in the South India region.
You can control the schedule of your backups and back up system databases by using Automated Backup for your SQL Server 2016 virtual machines running in Azure.
The new Azure Marketplace experience will help you discover and deploy products, deep dive for more info, and get hands-on experience.
Azure Active Directory Domain Services is available in 10 new Azure regions.
Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 1.11.3 includes support for 32-bit host processes, additional quota reporting, and performance improvements.