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    April 2019

    Apr 18

    Azure Traffic Manager will stop automatically enabling, disabling, or deleting endpoints for Azure Cloud Services on May 1, 2019

    Target availability: Q2 2019

    Currently, Azure Traffic Manager can automatically enable, disable, or delete endpoints when starting, stopping, or deleting the corresponding cloud service. However, this option will be retired on May 1, 2019, and you’ll need to manually enable, disable, or delete profile endpoints in Traffic Manager when starting, stopping, or deleting a cloud service. You’ll continue to be billed for the endpoints unless they are manually disabled or deleted.

    Apr 18

    General availability: Azure DNS in China regions

    Azure DNS is now generally available in Azure China regions.

    Apr 18

    Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs are being retired April 30, 2019.

    Migrate any Azure Automation Service Management REST APIs and PowerShell cmdlets for Azure Automation to Resource Manager REST APIs or the latest PowerShell cmdlets by April 30, 2019.

    Apr 18

    Server-level collations in Managed Instance are globally available

    Azure SQL Database Managed Instance now brings even more application compatibility by offering a choice of server-level collation to meet the needs of the existing applications that should be migrated to azure cloud. This eliminates need for changes in the existing applications that are not using SQL Server instances with default server-level collation when they are migrated to Azure cloud

    Apr 17

    Azure Container Registry singularity image files (SIF) support is now in preview

    Support for storing singularity image files (SIF) in Azure Container Registry based on the OCI distribution-based container registries specification is now available in preview.

    Apr 17

    Azure Front Door Service is now available

    Azure Front Door Service has entered general availability and is now fully supported with a 99.99 percent SLA.

    Apr 17

    Web Application Firewall for Azure Front Door is in preview

    With web application firewall (in preview), you can define security policies that allow, block, or rate limit access to your web applications delivered through Front Door.

    Apr 17

    ExpressRoute Global Reach is now available

    Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach allows customers to connect their on-premises networks via the ExpressRoute service through the Microsoft global network.

    Apr 17

    ExpressRoute Direct is now available

    ExpressRoute Direct lets you use the functionality of ExpressRoute and connect directly to the global Microsoft backbone at 100 Gbps.

    Apr 17

    New features and network expansion for Azure Content Delivery Network

    Azure Content Delivery Network has added new security and usability features as well as additional capacity.

    Apr 17

    Apache Hadoop 3 on Azure HDInsight 4.0 is now available

    New features in Hadoop 3 provide significant improvements to performance, stability, and availability, helping reduce total cost of ownership and accelerating time-to-value.

    Apr 17

    Pod security policy for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) is now available in preview

    Pod Security Policy enables customers to control sensitive aspects of a pod specification by defining a set of conditions that a pod must run with in order to be accepted.

    Apr 17

    Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019

    Azure Logic Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2019 is now available.

    Apr 17

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL Read Replica is now generally available

    Azure Database for PostgreSQL now supports asynchronous replication of data from one Azure Database for PostgreSQL server to up to five servers in the same region.

    Apr 17

    Azure Database for MariaDB: New compute options are now generally available

    Azure Database for MariaDB now supports even larger workloads and helps you to accommodate future growth.

    Apr 16

    Announcing Azure Backup support to move Recovery Services vaults across subscriptions and resource groups

    Announcing the GA support for move functionality for recovery services vaults where you can migrate a vault between subscriptions and resource groups with a few steps, in minimal downtime and without any data-loss of old backups. You can move RS vault and retain recovery points of protected VMs to restore to any point in time later.

    Apr 16

    Rewrite HTTP headers with Azure Application Gateway

    Azure Application Gateway now supports rewriting HTTP Request and Response Headers.

    Apr 15

    Self-hosted API Management gateway is in development

    Target availability: Q3 2019

    We are currently working on an option for customers to self-host a containerized version of the API Management gateway component (fully equivalent to the gateway in the cloud, not a micro-gateway). This containerized version will be available on-premises or in other environments.

    Apr 15

    Service Fabric Version 6.4 CU5 Refresh Release

    General availability of Azure Service Fabric version 6.4 CU5 with the corresponding SDK and tooling.