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New Azure Machine Learning web services available
- Azure Machine Learning offers cloud-based advanced analytics designed to streamline machine learning for business, allowing users to model their way, with best-in-class algorithms.
Azure Backup and Log Analytics updates
- New features for certain services in Microsoft Operations Management Suite are now available.
Public preview: VNet Peering for Azure Virtual Network
- VNet Peering for Azure Virtual Network lets you directly link two virtual networks in the same region.
Use Azure redeploy functionality to transfer virtual machines to a new host
- A virtual machine can encounter issues caused by user configurations or host infrastructure. If you exhaust all other troubleshooting options, we suggest redeploying your virtual machine to a new host.
Azure in-place virtual machine migration eliminates reboots during critical security updates
- Azure in-place virtual machine migration eliminates virtual machine reboots during critical security updates for host operating systems.
New generation of D-Series instances in Brazil South
- The new Dv2 instances carry the same CPU, memory, and disk configurations as the current D-Series, but they offer more powerful CPUs and run about 35 percent faster.
General availability: Azure Active Directory conditional access
- You can use Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) conditional access policies to apply access rules to any Azure AD–connected application.
General availability: Azure Premium Storage in additional regions
- Azure Premium Storage is a solid-state drive (SSD)–based storage solution designed to support input/output (I/O)–intensive workloads.
General availability: Microsoft Authenticator
- Microsoft Authenticator is the mobile application that will replace Azure Authenticator, the Microsoft account app, and all other Microsoft-published enterprise and consumer authenticator apps for Android, iOS, and Windows.
General availability: Logic Apps feature of Azure App Service
- The Logic Apps feature of Azure App Service lets you build powerful integration solutions quickly by using prebuilt connectors to SaaS and enterprise applications.
Public preview: Microsoft Stream
- With Microsoft Stream, organizations can connect, collaborate, and learn via the power of video.
General availability: Apple FairPlay Streaming for Azure Media Services
- Apple FairPlay Streaming is Apple’s digital rights management (DRM) format that protects both Video on Demand (VOD) and live streams.
General availability: Azure Security Center
- Azure Security Center helps you take control of cloud security policies, monitor the current security of your Azure resources, and detect and respond to active attacks.
General availability: Azure Active Directory B2C
- Azure Active Directory B2C is a cloud identity service that helps you stay connected with your customers.
Exciting enhancements to the App Service Environment
- You can use an internal load balancer in conjunction with an Azure App Service Environment.
Azure DevTest Labs: Attach additional data disk to your lab VM
- In Azure DevTest Labs, you can attach additional data disks to your lab VMs, including new and existing data disks in the lab.
General availability: Azure portal updates for Azure Stream Analytics
- The Azure Stream Analytics team is happy to announce that we just released three updates to the Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com/).
General availability: Service Bus Premium Messaging released to general availability
- To better support a broader array of mission-critical cloud apps, Azure Service Bus Premium messaging is now generally available.
Azure App Service Authentication and Azure AD domain hints
- When you're creating web, mobile, API, or Function apps for use by members of your organization, it’s often the case that you’re using Azure Active Directory and you want to remove the option to sign in with non-organizational credentials.
General availability: Azure SQL Data Warehouse
- Azure SQL Data Warehouse, a relational database management system that offers true cloud elasticity, is generally available.

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