Monthly updates for March 2017
Use Azure Network Watcher, now in general availability, to monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into network performance and health.
Azure Monitor, the central source and pipeline for monitoring data from Azure, is now generally available.
Azure resource health is generally available. It helps you diagnose and get support when an Azure issue impacts your resources.
Azure Advisor is generally available. It's a personalized recommendation guide that helps you follow best practices to optimize your Azure resources.
PolyBase in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now supports Azure Data Lake Store as a external data source.
External file formats in Azure SQL Data Warehouse now support UTF-16 delimited text files.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse external tables now support 1-MB rows.
Support for editing and hosting Open API 2.0 (Swagger) metadata in Azure Functions is in preview.
Starting April 3, 2017, the Azure Traffic Manager service will be available only in the Azure portal.
DevTest Labs enables lab administrators to programmatically pull usage data as .csv files from labs into a secondary Azure storage account for reporting.
Web Application Firewall is generally available as part of the WAF tier on Application Gateway. This is available in all Azure public regions.
Effective April 3, 2017, API Management will be available only in the Azure portal. Access from the classic portal will no longer be supported.
Azure DevTest Labs supports Managed Disks in newly created labs, including VM OS disks, data disks, and custom images. Managed Disks helps you manage storage accounts for large-scale VM deployments.
Azure DevTest Labs is now available in Korea South and Korea Central, in addition to the other regions it has supported.
Azure Cosmos DB now supports aggregate functions.
WordPress for App Service on Linux, available in the Azure Marketplace, helps you quickly create a WordPress application on Web Apps (Linux).
Multiple IP addresses per network interface is generally available.
Now, instantly restore files from Azure Linux VM backups with no additional cost or new infrastructure by using Azure Backup.
Azure SQL Data Warehouse is now generally available in additional regions—Germany Central, Germany Northeast, Korea Central, and Korea South. SQL Data Warehouse is now available in 27 regions worldwide.
Now you can create multiple identical VMs (up to 100) in Azure DevTest Labs from the same VM image and artifacts all at once through Azure portal.