Monthly updates for August 2016
You can now use the Azure portal to create and manage Event Hubs namespaces.
DevTest Labs enables lab owners to set up auto-shutdown notifications. A notification will be sent to lab users 15 minutes before auto-shutdown if any of their VMs will be affected.
You can create standard Azure Machine Learning workspaces from within the Azure portal.
Operations Management Suite Security is a cloud-based service that enables customers to quickly and easily assess the security posture and detect security threats across hybrid cloud environments.
Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of APIs that enable developers to tap into high-quality vision, speech, language, knowledge, and search technologies.
N-Series instances are enabled with NVIDIA’s cutting-edge GPUs so you can run GPU-accelerated workloads and visualize them.
Azure Virtual Machines customers can take advantage of the G-Series instances now available in Canada Central and Canada East.
P15 offers 4000 Database Transaction Units (DTUs)—that’s twice as powerful as our P11 offering—with extremely fast transactional performance, real-time analytics, and up to 1 TB of storage.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—North Europe, Japan East, Brazil South, and Australia Southeast.
The MySQL in-app (preview) feature enables running MySQL natively on the Azure App Service platform.
Review your sites to ensure that changes to the available runtimes and PHP extensions on the Azure App Service workers will not cause any downtime of your applications or tooling.
Azure DevTest Labs is available in new regions of Canada, India, and the US that support the required Azure resources used in the labs.
Azure Search has released a new preview version of the .NET SDK and supports Blob and Table storage indexers in the Azure portal.
You can now use the new Azure portal to create and manage Service Bus messaging resources (namespaces, queues, and topics).
The Azure Mobile Apps SDK for Apache Cordova is now at v2.0.0-RC1. This version includes better handling of conflicts for offline sync, plus bug fixes.
The Azure Marketplace template "Parse Server on managed Azure services" has been updated. You can now deploy Parse Server in all Azure regions.
You can use Azure PowerShell 2.0.1 cmdlets to manage Azure Scheduler job collections and jobs in Azure Resource Manager.
An update to Azure Automation Hybrid Runbook Worker adds support for workers communicating through a proxy server.
Azure DevTest Labs now allows you to run more VMs with maximum IOPS in a single lab by automatically scaling the storage accounts where lab VMs are created.
In a recent service update, we improved our overall support for Azure Active Directory B2C in Azure App Service.