Monthly updates for November 2018
Target retirement date: December 01, 2019
Azure Resource Manager is our cloud infrastructure stack that fully replaces the classic Azure Service Manager deployment model. As a result, support for Service Manager REST APIs for Azure SQL Database will be retired on 1st December 2019.
Azure Data Factory now supports service principal and MSI authentication for Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 connectors.
Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.
Azure SQL Database Managed Instance SKU Recommendation for Database Migration Assistant is now in preview.
Use managed identities with Linux apps and use user-assigned identities on the App Service platform, including Azure Functions hosted under an App Service plan.
Azure Key Vault integration with Azure Functions lets you build more secure serverless applications out of the box, taking advantage of secrets management to get the benefits of rotation policies and centralised access control.
The latest update to the Power BI services includes the preview of dataflows and paginated reports in Power BI.
This month’s update for Power BI Desktop includes several new features the Power BI community has asked for, including follow-up questions for Q&A explorer, a new modeling view making it easier to work with large models, expand and collapse matrix row headers and copy and paste between PBIX files.
Connect any user interface, integrate with existing systems and simplify smart contract DevOps with the Azure Blockchain Development Kit, now available to the public.
Directly access your own cloud-based security module
These updates and enhancements were made to Azure Security Center in November.
Zone-redundant SQL databases and elastic pools are now generally available in two additional regions: West Europe and South-East Asia.
On 1st May 2019, a new Japanese era and associated calendar will begin. Microsoft is preparing for these changes.
Azure Site Recovery now supports firewall-enabled storage accounts.
Effective 1st January 2019, the names for Azure Service Bus Messaging will change.
Effective 1st January 2019, resource GUIDs and names for Azure SignalR Service will change.
Effective 1st January 2019, names for Security Center Workload Protection for App Service will change.
Effective 1st January 2019, resource GUIDs and names for Azure Blob storage for Germany regions will change.
Azure App Service on Linux now supports Apache Tomcat 8.5 and 9. Azure App Service for Tomcat on Linux allows developers to quickly build, deploy and scale their Tomcat web applications on a fully managed Linux-based service.
We are pleased to announce the 18.11 update to the Azure Sphere Operating System, Azure Sphere Security Service and Visual Studio development environment.