Updates Archives

Monthly updates for September 2016

Sep 30

Go faster with Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 1.10.0

Azure Cosmos DB .NET SDK 1.10.0 is available and includes a few specific improvements, the biggest of which is direct connectivity support for partitioned collections.

  • Azure Cosmos DB
Sep 29

H-Series instances for Azure Virtual Machines now available

At launch, the H-Series will be among the fastest virtual machines available in Azure in terms of performance per core (ACU benchmark).

  • Virtual Machines
Sep 29

Generally available: Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux for Standard and Premium IaaS virtual machines

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Disk Encryption for Linux IaaS virtual machines and support for virtual machines with Premium storage is generally available in all Azure public regions.

  • Key Vault
  • Virtual Machines
  • Security
Sep 29

Generally available: Storage Service Encryption for Azure Storage

NOW AVAILABLE

Accounts enabled with Storage Service Encryption will have data encrypted with Microsoft-managed keys using the industry-leading encryption algorithm, AES-256.

  • Storage Accounts
Sep 29

Generally available: Azure Premium Storage in an additional region

NOW AVAILABLE

Offering an SLA for 99.9 percent availability, Premium Storage is now available in the North Central US region, as well as other regions previously announced.

  • Storage Accounts
Sep 29

Improved automatic tuning boosts Azure SQL Database performance

Now customers can run their production workload in SQL Database for a day, and Advisor will provide relevant tuning recommendations to improve performance.

  • Azure SQL Database
Sep 29

Azure Key Vault Certificates helps simplify and automate tasks for SSL/TLS certificates

Azure Key Vault is introducing Key Vault Certificates to simplify tasks related to SSL/TLS certificates from supported third-party CAs.

  • Key Vault
  • Security
Sep 29

Azure Security Center enhancements

Azure Security Center helps customers take control of cloud security policies, monitor the current security of Azure resources, and detect and respond to active attacks.

  • Security Center
  • Security
Sep 29

Microsoft Operations Management Suite releases Update Management

With the Update Management solution, Microsoft Operations Management Suite helps customers keep IT systems updated without any unplanned application downtime.

Sep 28

General availability: VNet peering

NOW AVAILABLE

VNet peering is generally available.

  • Virtual Network
Sep 27

Public preview: Application Gateway web application firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Application Gateway announces the public preview of web application firewall (WAF) functionality as part of new WAF tier. This is available in all Azure regions.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
Sep 27

General availability: Service Fabric for Windows Server

NOW AVAILABLE

You can use Service Fabric for Windows Server to create a multiple-machine Service Fabric cluster in your own datacenter or in other public clouds.

  • Service Fabric
Sep 27

Public preview: Azure Service Fabric for Linux

IN PREVIEW

You can use the Service Fabric on Linux preview to build, deploy, and manage highly available, highly scalable applications in a Linux environment, just as you would on Windows.

  • Service Fabric
Sep 26

IPv6 for Azure VMs available in most regions

NOW AVAILABLE

Extend your application's reach with IPv6 for Azure virtual machines.

  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Network
Sep 26

General availability: Azure DNS

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure DNS is generally available. The service is offered with a 99.99% availability SLA and is covered by Azure Support. General availability pricing will take effect from November 1, 2016.

  • Azure DNS
Sep 26

Large instances of SAP HANA on Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

SAP HANA Large instances, which are purpose-built hardware configurations for SAP HANA workloads that require memory sizes larger than 0.5 TB, have entered general availability.

  • Virtual Machines
Sep 26

Backup policy management for Azure VM backup in a Recovery Services vault

Azure backup now supports edit and delete on existing Azure VM backup policies in a Recovery Services vault.

  • Azure Backup
Sep 23

Service Fabric SDK and Runtime for version 5.2 released

Azure Service Fabric has released updated versions of the Service Fabric SDK and Runtime, and the standalone installer for Windows Server.

  • Service Fabric
Sep 21

Azure AD Application Proxy new connector version

Azure AD Application Proxy improves exception handling, telemetry, and connectivity success rates with version 1.3.1135.0 of the connector.

Sep 20

Mobile Apps: Supporting IPv6 and the Apple submission process

Apple announced that all apps submitted to the iOS App Store for review must support IPv6-only networks, but your app submissions will likely work just fine under certain conditions.

  • App Service
  • Mobile Services

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