Updates Archives

Monthly updates for March 2016

Mar 31

Azure Cosmos DB: Partitioned collections for higher storage and throughput

The latest Azure Cosmos DB service update includes support to create partitioned collections, which can support larger data volumes and process more requests.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Mar 31

Public preview: Azure Cosmos DB protocol support for MongoDB

IN PREVIEW

We are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Cosmos DB protocol support for MongoDB.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Mar 31

General availability: Virtual Machine Scale Sets

NOW AVAILABLE

Easily deploy a large number of virtual machines by using Virtual Machine Scale Sets, now generally available at no additional cost!

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
Mar 30

Azure DevTest Labs: Monthly Estimated Cost Trend chart

With Azure DevTest Labs, you can monitor cost using cost thresholds.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
Mar 30

Microsoft Azure IoT reference architecture available

The Microsoft Azure IoT reference architecture provides guidance for building secure and scalable, device-centric solutions for connecting devices, conducting analysis, and integrating with back-end systems.

  • Azure IoT Hub
Mar 30

Update: Automation Hybrid Worker

An update to Automation Hybrid Worker has just been released.

  • Automation
Mar 30

Public preview: JSON in Azure SQL Database

IN PREVIEW

JSON functionalities are available in Azure SQL Database.

  • Azure SQL Database
Mar 30

Announcing: New Dv2-series virtual machine size

NOW AVAILABLE

A larger virtual machine size, the Standard_D15_v2, has joined the Dv2-series and offers 20 CPU cores, 140 GB of memory, 1,000 GB of temporary SSD, up to 8 virtual NICs, up to 40 data disks, and very high network bandwidth.

  • Virtual Machines
Mar 29

Azure IoT Hub client SDK portable libraries are available on NuGet

NOW AVAILABLE

IoT Hub client SDK portable client libraries are available on NuGet.

  • Azure IoT Hub
Mar 25

Azure compliance: Azure Cosmos DB certified for ISO 27001, HIPAA, and the EU Model Clauses

The Azure Cosmos DB team is excited to announce that Azure Cosmos DB is ISO 27001, HIPAA, and EU Model Clauses compliant.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Mar 23

Azure SQL Data Warehouse: February 2016 update

IN PREVIEW

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

  • Azure Synapse Analytics
Mar 23

Announcing the Azure API Management publishing tool

The Azure API Management Ingest Tool gives Visual Studio developers a one-click way to place REST APIs behind an Azure API Management instance.

  • API Management
  • App Service
Mar 17

Azure DevTest Labs: Create custom images from a lab VM

DevTest Labs becomes a even better place for you to prepare and create your VM images (VHDs) from your lab VMs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Virtual Machines
Mar 16

Update: Automation Graphical Authoring SDK

An update to the public preview of the Microsoft Azure Automation Graphical Authoring SDK has been released.

  • Automation
Mar 16

Compliance updates for Azure public cloud

We’re adding more certification coverage to our Azure portfolio, so regulated customers can take advantage of new services.

Mar 16

Automation: Activity output object properties exposed to simplify graphical runbook authoring

To save you time when you author graphical runbooks in Azure Automation, the authoring UX exposes the property hierarchy of activity output objects so that you can choose to use a selected object property as input to another activity.

  • Automation
Mar 15

Use API Management properties to manage secrets and global values in API Management policies

NOW AVAILABLE

Each API Management service instance has a properties collection of key/value pairs that you can use to manage constant string values, including secrets, across all API configuration and policies.

  • API Management
  • App Service
Mar 15

Azure DevTest Labs: Use Azure Marketplace images to create VMs in the lab

You can manage and use Azure Marketplace images in DevTest Labs to create lab VMs.

  • Azure DevTest Labs
  • Virtual Machines
Mar 14

Enhancements to the Azure portal

Various bug fixes and feature enhancements to the Azure portal.

  • App Service
  • Microsoft Azure portal
Mar 14

Run Now with more trigger types in Logic Apps

You can use the Run Now command to manually execute logic apps with recurrence triggers or polling triggers.

  • App Service

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