Updates Archives

Monthly updates for February 2015

Feb 28

Marketplace improvements for Azure preview portal

Read about marketplace improvements for the Azure portal.

  • Microsoft Azure portal
Feb 27

SDK support for Azure Logs

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Insights NuGet package allows you to retrieve logs that are exposed in the Azure Preview Portal.

Feb 27

Audit Logs in Azure Preview Portal

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Preview Portal now supports Audit Logs.

Feb 24

General availability: Latest service version for Azure SQL Database in Asia

NOW AVAILABLE

This service update introduces near-complete SQL Server engine compatibility, greater support for larger databases, a new S3 performance level, and 25 percent more Premium performance for the same cost.

  • Azure SQL Database
Feb 19

Full PowerShell Cmdlet Support for Azure Automation

This release adds support for 23 new Windows PowerShell cmdlets for managing Azure Automation.

  • Automation
Feb 18

Azure Backup increases features and supports additional DPM workloads

Azure Backup added support for an increased number of policies and long-term retention. Offline Backup uses the Azure Import service to reduce the time needed to load large backup copies. SharePoint, Exchange, and Windows client operating systems are supported DPM workloads that can be backed up to Azure.

  • Azure Backup
  • Azure Site Recovery
Feb 18

Public preview: Azure Mobile Engagement

IN PREVIEW

This is an SaaS-delivered, data-driven user-engagement platform that enables real-time fine-grain user segmentation, app user analytics, and contextually-aware smart-push notifications and in-app messaging across all connected devices.

Feb 18

Public preview: Dynamic Data Masking for Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

Dynamic Data Masking is a policy-based security feature that helps limit the exposure of data by returning masked data to unprivileged users who run queries over designated database fields (for example, credit card numbers).

  • Azure SQL Database
Feb 18

Preview: HDInsight on Linux

IN PREVIEW

HDInsight supports deploying to Linux clusters.

  • HDInsight
Feb 18

Hadoop Connector now available for Azure Cosmos DB

The Hadoop Connector for Azure Cosmos DB allows users to perform complex analytics jobs on data within the Apache Hadoop framework.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Feb 18

HDInsight available on more virtual machine sizes

HDInsight is available on additional virtual machine sizes.

Feb 18

General availability: Apache Storm on HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

Apache Storm on Azure HDInsight is available, and it makes doing real-time analytics simple.

  • HDInsight
Feb 18

Updated Visual Studio tools for Apache Hive

NOW AVAILABLE

Visual Studio Tools are updated for Apache Hive.

  • HDInsight
Feb 18

Generally availability: Cluster scaling for HDInsight

NOW AVAILABLE

HDInsight supports cluster scaling without deleting or re-creating the clusters.

  • HDInsight
Feb 18

General availability: HDInsight 3.2 supports Hadoop 2.6 and HDP 2.2

NOW AVAILABLE

Hortonworks Data Platform 2.2 with Hadoop 2.6 is now generally available in Azure HDInsight.

  • HDInsight
Feb 18

General availabilty: Azure Machine Learning

NOW AVAILABLE

This service offers cloud-based advanced analytics designed to simplify and streamline machine learning for business.

  • Machine Learning Studio
Feb 18

Application Insights supports collecting custom metrics and properties

IN PREVIEW

Visual Studio Application Insights supports collecting custom metrics, events, and properties.

  • Application Insights
Feb 11

Important changes to the Web Service publishing process in Machine Learning

We updated and simplified the web service publishing workflow.

  • Machine Learning Studio
Feb 4

Azure Batch client library for .NET updated

IN PREVIEW

The Batch client library for .NET is updated to fix some major customer issues.

  • Batch
Feb 4

New region available for Azure Automation: Japan East

Azure Automation is available in Japan with the same service-level agreement coverage that is available in East U.S., Southeast Asia, and West Europe.

  • Automation

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