Updates Archives

Monthly updates for February 2016

Feb 24

Azure Automation classic portal redirect to new Azure portal spring 2016

Target availability: Q1 2016

UPDATE March 15, 2016: Automation is rescheduling the retirement of the classic portal to a later time in spring 2016. ORIGINAL POST: Azure Automation will retire the classic portal in early March, and the new Azure portal will become the sole access point.

Feb 24

Logic Apps improved designer and managed APIs

Logic Apps provides users with an updated designer experience and service managed APIs.

  • App Service
Feb 22

Preview: Temporal tables in Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

With temporal tables in Azure SQL Database, you can efficiently track and analyze data history without custom coding.

  • Azure SQL Database
Feb 19

Public preview: HDInsight Tools for IntelliJ

IN PREVIEW

HDinsight Tools for IntelliJ (Preview) makes HDInsight Spark development easier. Check out this service update to learn more!

  • HDInsight
Feb 18

General availability: Red Hat Enterprise Linux images through Azure Marketplace

NOW AVAILABLE

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is offered on a pay-as-you-go model with per-hour billing.

  • Virtual Machines
Feb 18

Swagger support for Azure Mobile Apps .NET Server SDK

The NuGet package that provides Swagger support for your ASP.NET Azure Mobile Apps project has been released.

  • App Service
Feb 17

App Service SSL connection pricing changes

Azure App Service customers can now enjoy free Server Name Indication (SNI) SSL connections for Basic, Standard, and Premium service plans.

  • App Service
Feb 17

Public preview: Azure Container Service

IN PREVIEW

Azure Container Service helps you use Docker images and Linux containers in a production environment.

  • Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)
Feb 17

General availability: Google Widevine modular license delivery in Azure Media Services

NOW AVAILABLE

You can now apply common encryption with Widevine or Microsoft PlayReady to help protect your premium content.

  • Media Services
Feb 17

General availability: Azure Hybrid Use Benefit

NOW AVAILABLE

Windows Server customers can run Windows virtual machines on Azure at a lower rate.

Feb 17

Public preview: SQL Server Stretch Database

IN PREVIEW

With SQL Server Stretch Database, you can dynamically stretch warm and cold transactional data from SQL Server 2016 to Azure.

  • SQL Server Stretch Database
Feb 12

Major CDN update – Resource Manager and new portal

NOW AVAILABLE

Coinciding with the release of the new Azure portal, we launched a new CDN experience, which is built on the Azure Resource Manager.

  • Content Delivery Network
Feb 12

CDN – New POP locations

Additional point-of presence (POP) locations added to the Content Delivery Network.

  • Content Delivery Network
Feb 12

CDN – Standard and Premium CDN tiers available

New Standard and Premium feature sets are for CDN customers.

  • Content Delivery Network
Feb 12

CDN – Purge feature available

New CDN feature allows you to purge individual cached assets or entire directories from your CDN endpoints.

  • Content Delivery Network
Feb 12

CDN – Load feature available

A new CDN feature allows you to preload individual assets to your CDN endpoints.

  • Content Delivery Network
Feb 12

General availability: Lucene query syntax in Azure Search

NOW AVAILABLE

Lucene query syntax is now available as part of the Azure Search REST API.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
Feb 12

New Data Factory monitoring and management UI now available

Simplify how you monitor and manage your data pipelines with the new UI for Azure Data Factory.

  • Data Factory
  • Data Lake Analytics
  • Azure Data Lake Storage Gen1
  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Feb 10

General availability: Azure Search .NET SDK

NOW AVAILABLE

The Azure Search .NET SDK is now generally available.

  • Azure Cognitive Search
Feb 8

Azure SQL Data Warehouse: January 2016 update

IN PREVIEW

A summary of improvements in Azure SQL Data Warehouse in January 2016.

  • Azure Synapse Analytics

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