Monthly updates for June 2016
F-Series virtual machines are optimized for compute-intensive workloads. This series contains 10 additional compute-optimized VM sizes and the option to optimize for standard or premium storage.
When a web app goes down, you can visualize data points in a few seconds by using the appLens tool for the Web Apps feature of Azure App Service.
A new feature enables API developers to export API definitions in Swagger and WADL formats from the Azure API Management developer portal.
Target availability: Q4 2020
We'll retire support for PHP 5.4 in October 2016. If you have an application deployed to App Service that's using PHP 5.4, you can upgrade or use a custom runtime.
Azure Cosmos DB supports provisioning Azure Cosmos DB accounts in the Canada East and Canada Central regions.
Spark on Azure HDInsight is generally available. It brings an industry-leading availability SLA of 99.9 percent, scalable storage, and productivity tools for interactive big-data exploration and development.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is moving from Standard to Premium Storage, offering new performance benefits for the service.
We're excited to announce the general availability of the HDInsight Tools plug-in for IntelliJ, which helps users develop Java Spark applications on Azure HDInsight.
The Azure Cosmos DB throughput calculator helps customers estimate the request unit requirements for typical operations, including document creates, reads, and deletes.
Azure Cosmos DB accounts with protocol support for MongoDB now available in all Azure Cosmos DB regions.
Announcing Azure Redis Cache support for Azure Resource Manager–based virtual networks in the Premium tier.