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September 2018

Sep 26

General availability: Automatic OS image upgrade in virtual machine scale sets

It is easy to enable automatic OS image updates in Virtual machine scale sets for the most popular images.

Sep 26

Azure Virtual Machine Image Builder available in private preview

Azure Virtual Machine (VM) Image Builder, now available in private preview, allows you to migrate your image building pipeline to Azure.

Sep 26

Azure Security Center innovations now available in preview

Azure Security Center Secure Score, which provides visibility and recommendations to improve your security posture for Azure resources, is now available in preview.

Sep 25

Linux preview support of custom virtual networks on Azure Container Instances

You can now provision Linux containers into new or existing virtual networks with Azure Container Instances. This support is in preview for Linux in two regions: West US and West Europe.

Sep 25

Azure Data Box is now available

Azure Data Box is now available. Use Azure Data Box service when you want to transfer large amounts of data to Azure but are limited by time, network availability or costs.

Sep 25

Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering, now available in preview.

Ultra SSD, a new Azure Managed Disks offering for your most demanding data-intensive workloads, is now available in preview.

Sep 25

Azure Data Box Edge now available

Azure Data Box Edge is a physical network appliance, shipped by Microsoft, that sends data in and out of Azure. Data Box Edge is additionally equipped with AI-enabled edge computing capabilities that help you analyze, process, and transform the on-premises data before uploading it to the cloud.

Sep 25

Azure Data Box Gateway now in preview

Azure Data Box Gateway is a virtual appliance that acts as a storage gateway and creates a link between your site and Azure Storage.

Sep 25

Azure Data Box heavy edition now available for petabyte-sized data transfers

The Azure Data Box heavy edition is a secure, ruggedized appliance shipped to customers to facilitate petabyte-sized offline data transfers to Azure Storage.

Sep 25

Azure Redis Cache now supports a 120-GB cache in the premium tier

Now in preview, Azure Redis Cache now supports a 120-GB cache in the premium tier. This new offering more than doubles the largest cache size previously available for those looking to store high volumes of data in a single cache instance.

Sep 25

Windows Virtual Desktop

Windows Virtual Desktop enables you to get the best virtual desktop with the full Windows 10 and an optimized Office 365 ProPlus experience. It enables you to stream the full desktop or apps to any device.

Sep 25

What's new in Azure DNS: Alias records

Target availability: September, 2018

Azure DNS now supports alias records for DNS zones.

Sep 24

Public preview: Guest Configuration feature for Azure Policy

Target availability: January, 2019

A new feature is in preview for Azure Policy. Azure customers now have native tooling that offers visibility inside virtual machines to server and application settings across their subscriptions.

Sep 24

Azure API Management update September 24

Learn about the latest regular update to Azure API Management.

Sep 24

Logic Apps available in Azure China cloud

Logic Apps is available in the Azure China cloud.

Sep 24
Sep 24

Virtual network peering across Azure Active Directory tenants

Virtual network peering is now available for virtual networks that belong to subscriptions in different Azure Active Directory tenants.

Sep 24

Azure governance services

Azure governance services updates

Sep 24

Azure App Service

Azure App Service updates from Microsoft Ignite

Sep 24

Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric announcements at Ignite

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