We’re pleased to announce the following services which are now available in the UK!
SQL Server Stretch Database now available in UK: SQL Server Stretch Database migrates your cold data transparently and securely to the Microsoft Azure cloud. SQL Server Stretch Database provides cost-effective availability for data you do not use regularly, doesn't require changes to your queries or applications, and keeps your data secure even during migration. Stretch Database targets transactional databases with large amounts of infrequently used data, which are typically stored in a small number of tables.
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Azure Functions now available in UK: Azure Functions is a solution for easily running small pieces of code ("functions") in the cloud. You can write the code you need for the problem at hand, without worrying about a whole application of the infrastructure to run it. You can also develop in the language of your choice, such as C#, F#, Node.js, Python, or PHP.
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Power BI now available in UK: Power BI is a cloud-based business analytics service that enables anyone to connect to, visualize, and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding. It connects users to a broad range of live data through easy-to-use dashboards, provides interactive reports, and delivers compelling visualizations that bring data to life.
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Power BI Embedded now availble in UK: Power BI Embedded is an Azure service that enables application developers to embed stunning, fully interactive reports and visualizations in customer-facing apps without the time and expense of having to build custom controls from the ground up.
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Azure DocumentDB now available in UK: Azure DocumentDB is a fully managed NoSQL database service built for fast and predictable performance, high availability, elastic scaling, global distribution, and ease of development. As a schema-free NoSQL database, DocumentDB provides rich and familiar SQL query capabilities with consistent low latencies on JSON data
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Azure DevTest Labs now available in UK: Azure Devtest Labs is a service that helps developers and testers quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. The goal for this service is to solve the problems that IT and development teams have been facing: delays in getting a working environment, time-consuming environment configuration, production fidelity issues, and high maintenance costs.
Since the launch, DevTest Labs has been helping our customers to quickly get “ready to test” with a worry-free self-service environment. The reusable templates in the DevTest Labs can be used everywhere once created. The public APIs, PowerShell cmdlets and VSTS extensions make it super easy to integrate your Dev/Test environments from labs to your release pipeline. In addition to the Dev/Test scenario, Azure DevTest Labs can also be used in other scenarios like training and hackathon. For more information about its value propositions, please check out our GA announcement blog post. If you are interested in how DevTest Labs can help for training, check out this article to use Azure DevTest Labs for training.
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