Monthly updates for November 2017
Azure Notifications Hubs .NET SDK now runs on any .NET platform, including .NET core for back-end environments.
Starting in December 2017, Azure CLI 2.0 will be the preferred CLI tool for Resource Manager-based resources. Eventually, Azure CLI 1.0 will support only ASM-based resources.
Watcher tasks deliver the ability to author a watcher runbook that polls a system in your environment and then call an action runbook to process any events found.
In DevTest Labs, you can post announcements to notify users about recent changes or additions to your lab.
Customers in the United States can now update, add, and remove payment methods for their subscriptions in the Azure portal instead of the Account Center.
Visual Studio App Center is generally available. Automate the lifecycle of your apps: build, test, deploy, engage, repeat.
Beginning November 30, 2017, you will need to use the Azure portal to manage your Visual Studio Team Services accounts, instead of using the Azure classic portal.
Enabling Storage Service Encryption at rest for all new data coming to Azure Backup from on-premises and in cloud.
Bash in Azure Cloud Shell is generally available. In addition, PowerShell in Cloud Shell is currently in public preview.
Effective December 1, 2017, billing service names for Azure Queue storage will change.
Azure Service Health preview has added a Health Alerts feature where you can create and manage service health alerts.
Database accounts spanning two or more Azure regions will now have a 99.999 percent SLA for read availability.
Spark connector for Azure Cosmos DB will enable real-time data science, machine learning, advanced analytics and exploration over globally distributed data in Azure Cosmos DB by connecting it to Apache Spark.
We are excited to announce the preview of the Apache Cassandra API on Azure Cosmos DB. The Cassandra API in Azure Cosmos DB will allow developers who are familiar with Cassandra and using its SDKs and tools to lift-and-shift existing applications.
Aggregation pipeline support preview will allow Azure Cosmos DB developers using MongoDB API to perform data manipulation in multistage pipelines even within a single query, enabling the streamlined development of more sophisticated applications.
Azure Advisor, now generally available, is your personalised cloud service for Azure best practices that will help you optimise Azure resources for high availability, security, performance and cost.
Along with recently announced Azure IoT Edge, we have also provided support for running Functions on the IoT Edge devices. This functionality allows developers to utilise the uniquely productive programming model provided by Functions even on the devices which may or may not be connected to the cloud.
Azure Functions proxies is now generally available. This is a capability that will make it easier to author serverless APIs and implement microservices architectures using Azure Functions.
We now support running Azure Functions on the Linux platform. This will provide additional deployment options to developers who might prefer one OS target over the other.
Streamline your Azure admin experience with Azure Cloud Shell, a browser-based shell experience running in the cloud to help manage your Azure resources.